Mary Alice Vicari, 72, of Springfield, died at 9:30 am, Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born April 8, 1940 in Springfield, Illinois to Robert and Mary Cherry Cockayne. She married Thomas “Tommy” Vicari, Jr. on May 16, 1959 and he preceded her in death in 2008. Her father and one brother, Bill Cockayne, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include three daughters: Sheri (Pat) Daniels of Sherman, IL, Cathy (Bobby) Hoglen of Candler, NC and Lisa (Boyfriend: Paul Tisckos) Vicari of Riverton; two sons: Thomas (M.J.) Vicari III and Bob (Lori) Vicari both of Springfield; ten grandchildren: Matt (Angie) Daniels, Chris (Emily) Daniels, Jessica (Randy) Warren, Amanda (Jason) Dyer, Zach Hoglen, Jodi (Zach) Whitley, Stephanie Fickas, John (Britney) Fickas, Brett and Val Vicari; nine great grandchildren: Addison, Talia, Xander, Austin, Ava, Colton, Bradley, Dakota, Kayden and number ten on the way; mother: Mary Cockayne of Springfield three sisters: Roberta Mabie, Judy (Bob) Fassero and Debbie (Greg) Trello all of Springfield; one brother: Tom (Becky) Cockayne of Springfield; one sister-in-law: Judy Cockayne of Springfield several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mary Alice was a member of St. Aloysius Church. She enjoyed camping, traveling, and shopping. She also enjoyed baking cookies, cooking, and throwing parties at the “Vicari Party House.” She was an avid Elvis fan and attended Elvis Week for many years. She graduated from Lanphier.
She worked for St. John’s Hospital as a Cardio Vascular Technician and then worked for SIU as a medical transcriptionist. She later worked for the Illinois Department of Public Aid as an office coordinator, retiring in May of 2003.
Visitation: 4 – 7 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home with a prayer service at 4 pm.
Funeral Mass: 11 a.m. Friday, December 28, 2012 at St. Aloysius Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation, St. Aloysius Church or American Cancer Society.