Gerlanda Piranio Obituary – Rockford Register Star

Gerlanda Piranio, 86, of Rockford, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Born December 23, 1935 in Aragon, Sicily, daughter of Dionisio Piranio & Rosaria Falzone. Gerlanda, along with her parents and sisters, immigrated to the United States in 1962, settling in Rockford.

She worked for Nelson Knitting for many years. A devout Catholic, she was a member of Saint Anthony of Padua. She loved to garden, especially flowers and vegetables, and her garden was always immaculate. Gerlanda’s family meant the world to her and she loved spending time with them. She is survived by her sister, Giuseppa Galluzzo; nieces and nephews, Dionisio (Laura Albanesi) Piranio, Rosaria (Bruno Lucaccini) Piranio, Paola (Ercole Toma) Piranio, Alfonza Flo Wilson, Rosa Mendez, Gino (Angela) Galluzzo, Maria (Antonino) Pipitone and Denise (Derek) Wimmer; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. Preceded in death by brother Michele (Colomba De Agostinis) Piranio; sister Rosa (Gaspare) Solano and brother-in-law Salvatore Galluzzo.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 8, 2022 at St. Anthony of Padua, 1010 Ferguson St. Rockford, IL with visitation from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Entombment in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory. Share your condolences or memories online at

Posted on August 04, 2022

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