Henry J. "Hank" Alberico Sr.

Alberico Sr., Henry James "Hank" Age 86 of Wilmington, passed away March 14, 2013 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. Born June 4, 1926 in Lockport, Hank was a son of the late Peter and Constance Buccifero-Alberico. He was raised and educated in Crest Hill and attended Lockport Township HS. Hank honorably served in the US Navy and on September 26, 1953, he married Rose Marie Crutchfield. Hank retired from the Laborers Local #75 out of Joliet in 1989. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Wilmington and the Wilmington VFW Post #5422. Hank will be remembered as a true family man, whose family was extremely important to him. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and sports, and was an ultimate Wilmington Wildcat supporter and fan. Hank shared many memorable times cooking spaghetti and ravioli with his wife, kids and grandkids, and was a regular member of the 'Faletti coffee clutch'. Survivors include his wife, Rose; children: Theresa Madl (Terence) of Evanston, Illinois and Henry James "Jim" Alberico, Jr. (Theresa) of Wilmington; grandchildren: Jason Madl (fiancé Toni) of Palatine, Kate Madl of Chicago, Jeffrey Madl and Allison Madl of Evanston, and Christopher Alberico, Katie Alberico and Liz Alberico, all of Wilmington; brother, Eugene (Janet) Alberico of Plainfield; sisters and brothers-in-law Ruth (Don) Gresham and Bob (Becky) Crutchfield, both of Wilmington and numerous nieces, nephews. Hank was preceded by his parents; granddaughter, Emalie Madl (1991); brothers and sisters: Dan (Louise) Nunzie, Ange (Sam) DeAngelis, Phyllis (Ray) Mutz, Edith (Chris) Alberico and one brother in infancy, and brothers and sisters-in-law: Basil (Ann) Bill (Clarie), Barney (Leanna), and Rita Mae Crutchfield. The family will receive friends at the First United Methodist Church, 401 East Kahler Road in Wilmington on Monday, March 18th from 4-8PM. Funeral services will follow Tuesday, March 19th at 11AM in the church. Burial will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Hank's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project or to the First United Methodist Church in Wilmington. Online guestbook: www.FRBfuneral.com. Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Matthew R. Baskerville, CFSP (815/476-2181)
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Published in The Herald-News on Mar. 17, 2013