• Blake Lamb Funeral Home/Lisle
    Lisle, IL
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John E. Raniere, Jr. 1945 - 2013
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Sharon (Blondie), I'm sorry to hear of John's passing, news doesn't travel fast out this way. I could fill up 3 pages here remembering the good times I had with John, always cheerful, a fine gentleman and a one of a kind party animal. He will be missed by many. Ride in Peace my friend, we'll see you on the other side (with scotch).

PJ Jr.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
I am very sorry to learn of John's passing.My mom,Anna Marie ODowd-Keating-Sullivan was Mary Rita first cousin, but I just heard today thru Marilyn Tufo.We will make a contribution to Misericordia with a request that they credit Maureen's son.Rest in peace John,Jesus by now has given you brand new legs and a strong heart.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
My deepest condolences to my good friend Maureen and the entire Raniere family. Going back many years to the "old neighborhood," my late husband, Joe Morelli, knew the family quite well. John fought a great battle and will be remembered for his courage during his illness and, of course, his smile. He is now at peace. Nancy Morelli and Family.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
To Marge and the entire Raniere family, my deepest condolences.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
My sincerest condolences to the Raniere family. Although I never knew Billy's dad, it is obvious he was a good man. May God bless you all.

Tim Gardner
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Sharon, my deepest sympathies to you and your entire family. John leaves me with many great memories. John's lover of life will not be forgotten. Craig Mckee
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Dear Sharon,
Words cannot begin to express my feelings regarding John's death. I am so very sorry for your great loss of your love, your friend, your companion, your completion John has always been such a wonderful man to his children and friends and his loss will be felt by so many. John was always there to cheer others and make their recoveries less painful. John was virtually the first person to welcome me into the family with a special, unforgettable toast. Even when he lost his legs, his humor prevailed. Sharon, you are responsible for much of the happiness that John has had since you met. His love for you and your love and devotion for him have always been evident.
John's pain is gone and the pain of friends and family emerges....but John was not a man to dwell on pain. John wanted to have a good time. I am hoping that all will have a good time in his honor and mourn him in the way he lived his life, by sharing joy with others. Bless you, Sharon, for the love that you bestowed upon and shared with John for all these years. That love and your memories will always be alive in your heart and mind. I am sorry that I cannot be there with you to toast John's life and your mutual love and respect for each other. Gabe and Carly will represent Biff and I with great gusto and sincerity.
Love,
Steve
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Sharon, our thoughts and our prayers are with you and your entire family at this difficult time. May God comfort you and give you strength. Our deepest condolences. Don and Jan Ashcraft
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
John---I have enjoyed your friendship since our high school years. Even though you are in a better place now our friendship will never end.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
My sincere condolances to Sharon and John"s family. Such a joy to meet you, and glad my son had you for his father in law. You will be greatly missed.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Dear Sharon, my condolences to you and your family with the passing of your husband John. May God continue to comfort and surround you all with His everlasting peace, love and light. Consider Yourselves Hugged...Sincerely, Debbie Radick
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
On behalf of the Herlehy family, our thoughts and prayers are with the Raniere family. I am out of town and regretfully will not be able to attend the services. Mr. Raniere will be fondly remembered.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Such a tragic loss..John was one of my father's closest friends and we will all miss him tremendously..thoughts and prayers to the family -Patrick Donovan IV
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
My most sincere sympathy to John's family.Rest in peace my friend.We will miss you.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
TO Sharon and all of John's family!!! I've probably known him longer than most of you.. We were 5 years old and in Kindergarten together. We have been friends ever since.. Keeping in touch over the years. He will surely be missed. God Bless you all and God Bless John. Love, Marilyn (Tufo) Biede
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Sorry for your loss. Carol and family
Monday, July 22, 2013
Kathy,

So sorry to hear about the passing of your brother. I worked with him briefly at Donnelley's. I hope that happy memories will sustain you during this time.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Michelle, John, Bill and Brian and families,
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We all have fond memories of your Dad. May he rest in peace! You are in our prayers!
The Fureys - Lisa, Mike and Steve and family
Monday, July 22, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the Raniere family on the loss of John and I know that Bob Finnegan was waiting at the gates of heaven to welcome him with a beer in one hand and a cigarette in the other.
Mimi Panico
Monday, July 22, 2013
He loved life, he lived life and he made all of our lives better for having him with us. He was like another brother to me and I shall miss him all of my days.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Dear Family and Friends...John met new friends on a daily basis! We are with you.John is free of that body! How much one can take. Even though I said "Good-By" every time I saw him, I thought that "Bigger than Life"guy would go on forever!
I am sure John has found Grandma Julia and is repeating his Notre Dame stories!
John always loved... We will miss him.
Blessings, Paulette Lewis and the Robby Cashman Family
Monday, July 22, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss. RIP JOHN
Monday, July 22, 2013
That impish grin, the caring heart, and the wonderful spirit, will be the things I will always remember about you.
Pat Irving
Monday, July 22, 2013
Our deepest sympathies and prayers for John, Sharon and all the Ranieres. Thank you for remembering our Misericordia folks, during these hard days.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Sharon,
So sorry to learn of John's passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.
Karen Charleson
Monday, July 22, 2013
Michelle and family- so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Pam Ely-Erickson
Monday, July 22, 2013
Rest in Peace Uncle John.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Your spirit will always inspire me! We are all jealous of heaven which hold you¡
Monday, July 22, 2013
Rest in Peace, John. God bless you, Sharon and Family.
Tom & Kathleen Rhoads
Monday, July 22, 2013
John will be missed by so many, what a good man. Sorry to see you go my friend.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
My dearest big brother John, I'm waiting for my train to leave to bring me home to say "see you later" to you. You always wanted to take this cross country train trip with me. You will be with me with every turn of the wheel on this trip and with every step I take from here on in.
You will be missed terribly but as we each recall your infectious smile and your deep love of life we will be inspired by you. You fought hard to stay with us and we know that you will be watching over us with the same strength. I love you with all my heart. Kate :-)
Sunday, July 21, 2013
It is with a heavy heart that I extend my condolences to you Sharon and the rest of the family on John's passing. I loved him deeply and will continue to keep in touch wth you. If there is aything I can do for you, please let me know. He and Wimpy are back together again. Love, Ellen
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Sharon and family so sorry to hear about John's passing- I remember the good old days working with John in the 60's and the fun we had my prayers are with you and the whole family Jim Costanzo and ST. JUDE
Sunday, July 21, 2013
GOD BLESS JOHN RANIERE!

Gene Murphy
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Rest in Peace Uncle John. Your infectious smile will be sorely missed.
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