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Nola Addante Obituary – Rockford Register Star

Nola Addante, 59, of Bartlett, IL., passed away at home on July 2, 2022, due to complications from metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Nola was born on May 5, 1963, in Rochelle, Illinois to Emmett and Pauline (Jones) Barnes. Survived by her mother, Pauline Cultra; two siblings: Pamela (Mark) Bucey and Nora (Ron) Jeter; her three children: Joshua (DeAnn) Mershon, Elizabeth (David) Ferenciak and Stephen Mershon; significant other, Anthony Greco; three beloved grandchildren: Jordan Mershon, Lauren Mershon and Sarina Ferenciak and dog, Chloe. She was predeceased by her father, Emmett Barnes, brother, Brian Barnes, and grandparents.

Nola received her Master’s Degree in nursing education in 2010 from the University of Phoenix. Nola worked various nursing jobs in Rockford throughout the years, with her most recent job as a nursing professor from 2010 to 2020 at Rockford University. Throughout the years, Nola also enjoyed being a piano teacher and pianist/organist at several area churches. She was a bright light to everyone who came across her and will always be remembered for her infectious smile and fun-loving character that showed through every moment spent in her presence.

A memorial service in her honor will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, July 22, 2022 at Steward United Methodist Church, 507 Main St, Steward, IL. A celebration of life will be held at Baumann Park in Cherry Valley in September; more details to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to METAvivor at The Unger-Horner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit to sign the online guest book.

Posted online on July 08, 2022

Published in Rockford Register Star

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