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Grace Mary Rotelli

July 1, 2023 - December 29, 2023

Grace Mary Rotelli Grace Mary Rotelli
  • Celebration of Life
  • January 11, 2024 | 4:00 - 8:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 East Main Street
    Saint Charles, IL 60174

Grace Mary Rotelli, nearing six months old, passed peacefully in her parents’ arms on December 29, 2023, at Lurie’s Children’s Hospital.

Born July 1, 2023, “Amazing” Grace is the daughter of Travis Cody Rotelli and Catherine Mary (Smale) Rotelli, and twin sister to James Eric Rotelli. During her brief time on earth, Grace enjoyed books, hair bows, foot massages, and hearing stories about her twin brother.  Grace was a fashionista and loved dressing up and having her nails and toes painted.  She brought her family and hospital staff smiles and laughter, even on the toughest of days.  She loved cuddles and being held close by her parents and grandparents. She was loved by all who knew her, and will be forever missed, but never forgotten.

A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, January 11th from 4-8pm at Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, 405 East Main Street.  The family requests that attendees wear bright colors and bright smiles to match Grace’s vibrant personality.

The family would like to thank the staff at Central DuPage Hospital and Lurie’s Children’s Hospital for the incredible, loving care provided to Grace and James over the past six months. The doctors, nurses, and staff cared for them like their own and continue to be supportive friends to Mom and Dad.   In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made in memory of Grace to Ronald McDonald House near Lurie’s ( or Gift of Hope ( Both organizations supported the family immensely in their time of need. Ronald McDonald House provided meals and housing during the three months spent at Lurie’s, while Gift of Hope was instrumental in coordinating Grace’s final act of love — her organ and tissue donation.  Grace will always remain her parents’ precious baby girl and they can’t wait to hold her and kiss her cheeks again in heaven one day.


Chris and Karin Robert from st. charles, IL

"She is beautiful and such a fighter! She will always be remembered - sending you hugs and prayers through this time. We will not be able to make it but will be thinking of all of you on this day."

Anthony & Lisa from Naples, FL

"Mike, Mary & Family, We are so sorry for your loss, sending love, thoughts, and prayers your way. Anthony & Lisa"

Laura Holm McColl from San Diego , CA

"Catherine, I am so sorry for your unimagineable loss. Precious Grace will always be remembered! We are praying you and your whole family are held in the strongest love."

Dave and Carol Hurrle from Saint Charles , IL

"So sorry to hear of Grace's passing. All our love to the whole family."

Ginger Russell from Naples , FL

"I know how hard Grace’s parents worked to get her into this world, and her life, albeit short, will be cherished forever. Her brother James will always share his birthday with an angel. RIP baby Grace 🙏👼"

Kathleen Marks from Chicago, IL

"Travis and Cat, we will celebrate the life of amazing Grace! Your love for her is so strong. May her spirit be forever present. Sending prayers of comfort."

Larry & Cindy Gatza from Surprise, AZ

"Our prayers and condolences go out to you. Sending our love."

Don and Micki Kremer from Homer Glen, IL

"Catherine and Travis, our hearts are broken for you. Your love and strength have gotten you so far. Sending prayers for you , your son and your family."

Kim Schmidt from Spring Lake , MI

"Catherine and Travis, we are very sorry to see that your precious baby Grace has passed. This is an unimaginable loss. Hugs and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. Our sincere condolences, Kim S and Steve W"

Barbara Purcell from Sarasota , FL

"This entire family has handled this most impossible situation with love, strength, and grace. This lovely child was given the perfect name. Know that we love you all and think of you daily and pray for healing."

Rhonda and Neil Fleming from Naples , FL

"“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Mathew 5:4 We cannot imagine the pain and heartache you’re feeling. We are praying for your peace and comfort. Sending you so much love, Rhonda and Neil Fleming"

Pam and Jeff Purcell from St Charles , IL

"To the Smale/ Rotelli families- Gracie will be forever missed, but her memory lives on forever. She was blessed to have Catherine and Travis as her loving parents. Prayers to your families during this time of loss."

Ann & Jeff Brunner from Los Angeles , CA

"Katherine and Travis, we join you in Morning The loss of your amazing grace.Ann and I hope your memory of her love and the inspiring strength she showed during the short time that she was with you, fill you with lifelong peace as her loving parents."

Diane Winkler from St Charles, IL

"I am so sorry for your loss of beautiful baby Grace Mary. Sadness overwhelms me when I think of your pain. But I know you have a wonderful close family that supports you and wonderful memories of your sweet baby girl. Sending love and hugs. Diane"

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