Anthony V. Amatore Sr. of Hanover Park Prayers for Anthony V. Amatore Sr., 79, will be said at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, at Countryside Funeral Home, 950 South Bartlett Road (at Stearns Road), Bartlett, proceeding to St. Peter Damian Church, for a Mass at 10 a.m. After the Mass, cremation will take place at the Countryside Crematory. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Born Aug. 26, 1926, in Chicago, he died Friday, Aug. 25, 2006, at St. Alexius Medical Center. Anthony was a retired Stone Park police officer and a truck driver in the steel industry for more 30 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary (nee Polotto); and was the special father of Santa (Kevin) Lio, Tony (Sharon) Amatore Jr. and Roy (Sandy) Amatore; dear brother of Francis "Chickie" (the late Ross) Coniglio, the late Roy (the late Kate) Amatore, the late Betty (the late Al) Corrie and the late Rose Amatore; fond brother-in-law of Sam (Violet) Polotto; loving grandpa of Amanda, Michelle, Anthony III, Krista and Joey; and loving uncle Tony to many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. For information, 630-289-7575.