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Joyce M. Cosaro

October 13, 1930 - February 23, 2017

Joyce M. Cosaro (nee Nickel), age 86, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1957, passed on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Seasons Hospice Home in Naperville.  She was born October 13, 1930 in Blue Island, IL.

Beloved wife of Richard D. Cosaro, whom she married October 24, 1953, loving mother of Rick Cosaro of Naperville, Rob (Bronwen) Cosaro of San Jose, CA, Lisa (Bob) Dunphey of Naperville and Cristi (Craig) Middleton of Montgomery, IL, adored grandmother of Alexander and Emma Cosaro; Matt, Zack and Jack Dunphey; Casey Middleton, devoted daughter of the late Fred and Martha Nickel, dear sister of the late June Abshire and the late Fred Nickel, sister-in-law of Corky Pezzati of Sarasota, FL, aunt, great-aunt and friend of many. Joyce loved animals, especially her dogs and will be missed by her current dog, Rosco.

Joyce grew up on Chicago's South Side and was a graduate of Fenger High School.  A loving and devoted homemaker, Joyce was employed for many years at Naperville Central High School. She enjoyed spending time at her summer home in Frankfort, MI and traveling with her husband to China, Thailand and many other places. Joyce will be remembered for her love of cooking and wine.

Funeral Information

All services are private.

Arrangements by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Naperville, IL.

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213.

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to:

Congregational Summer Assembly, 2128 Pilgrim Highway Frankfort, MI 49635, (231) 352-4751,


The Crystal Lake & Watershed Association (CLWA), P.O. Box 89, Beulah, MI 49617, (231) 882-4001,

Donations Links:

Congregational Summer Assembly
The Crystal Lake & Watershed Association (CLWA)

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