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Joseph DeLuca


1925 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Joseph DeLuca Obituary
Joseph DeLuca, age 88 of Rockford, IL passed away on November 9. He was born in Chicago on October 10, 1925. He was the beloved husband of the late Gertrude "Honey" nee: Miralli and married in June of 1949. He was the loving father of Pascal (Mary Ann), Marie (Christina) and Eugene (Lee); the dear grandfather of Stacia (Jeffery) Hawkins, Sara (James) Serra, Rachel (Jason) Bachtel and Joseph (Courtney), the adoring great-grandfather of eleven and the uncle of many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Pasquale and Maria nee: Canale and brothers and sisters Josephine Benanti, Frederick, Carl, Beatrice Maduri, Virginia Shannon and Santo. He served in the Army/Air Force during WWII in Okinawa and the Philippines and was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. His visitation will be held Thursday, November 14 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Leonard Memorial Home, 565 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, (630) 469-0032. Prayers will be said at the funeral home Friday, November 15 at 9:30 AM proceeding to St. Petronille Church, 420 Glenwood Ave., Glen Ellyn, IL. 60137 for 10:00 AM mass. The interment will follow the Mass at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, 1400 South Wolf Road, Hillside, IL. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Petronille Church c/o Joseph DeLuca.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Nov. 13, 2013
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