Raymond J. Atilano
1930 - 2021
BORN
July 12, 1930
DIED
April 14, 2021
Raymond J. Atilano

Born: July 12, 1930; La Salle

Died: April 14, 2021; Peru

DEPUE – Raymond John Atilano, 90, of DePue, died Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at St. Margaret's Health, Peru, IL.

A public memorial visitation for Ray will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 1, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in DePue. However, due to COVID-19, only 50 people will be allowed at one time. A private memorial Mass, only for 50 friends and family members that have been invited, will begin at 11 a.m.The Rev. Kevin Creegan will officiate. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, please wear a mask and abide by social distancing guidelines. Private family burial will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in DePue.

Ray was born on July 12, 1930 in La Salle, the son of Ysidoro and Mary Atilano. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served with the 1st Infantry Division. He married Frances Espinoza on December 26, 1951 and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in DePue.He loved his children, family and friends.

Surviving are his two sons, Raymond Benny of Austin, Texas, and Daniel Ray of Sleepy Hollow, Illinois; his sister, Judy Munoz of Fort Madison, Iowa; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, four brothers and two sisters.

His smile, hugs, kindness, and laughter will be missed by all.

Donations in Ray's memory can be made to Honor Flight Chicago by visiting honorflightchicago.org or calling 773-227-8387

.A guestbook may be signed by visiting bartofh.com.

To plant trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published by News Tribune on Apr. 27, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
May
1
Visitation
10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
, DePue, Illinois
May
1
Memorial Mass
11:00a.m.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
, DePue, Illinois
Funeral services provided by:
Barto Funeral Home -- DePue Chapel
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Love, Jackie & Steve Schauff
April 30, 2021
We are going to miss you Ray, I wish we had more time to get together. My sister Modesta ( Tita ) and I (Monie) want to thank you for all you and Francis did for our Family especially MOM ( Sabina ). May God Bless Your Family.
Family
April 29, 2021
Ben & Dan, I’m very sorry for your loss. Ray was such a sweet man. Hugs to you both
Connie Spanos
Friend
April 28, 2021
Dad, Matthew + Steven - 2017
Daniel Atilano
April 26, 2021
From the first moment we met Ray, we felt the deep love he shared with his family and he welcomed us into his family the first time we met Ray. Ray's twinkling eyes and warm embrace made us feel at ease instantly. Our daughter, Annalise is Matthew's wife. She shared that " Grandpa Ray" was indeed a grandfather to her when she married Matt. My husband and I feel the same way, that Ray became a family member the day we met and he welcomed us into his family. We feel privileged to have known him but wish we could have had more time with him as his presence lit up a room with his kind, beautiful face. Please continue to watch over your great grandson, Bennett, Ray. We love you and are sending hugs to you and Frances.
Chris & Pat Moll
April 25, 2021
April 25, 2021
April 25, 2021
April 25, 2021
Daniel, Dad, Benny in Austin 2018
Marcia Atilano
April 25, 2021
Ray Atilano
April 25, 2021
Christmas hug in Illinois, Raymond and Michael
Michael Atilano
April 24, 2021
Ray Atilano
April 24, 2021
To the Atilano Family: Our sincerest sympathy in your loss. We will miss Uncle Ray's kind soul, quick humor, happy laughter, and mostly his big hugs full of love. We love you Uncle Ray. Terry, Maria,Tom, Terry, and Charlie Morrison
Marie Morrison
Family
April 21, 2021
Pam, Daniel, Steven + Dad 2016
Daniel Atilano
April 20, 2021
Dad with Matthew, Daniel + Steven 2013
Daniel Atilano
April 20, 2021
MY UNCLE RAY; YOUR LAUGHTER IS AND, WILL BE FOREVER AN INSPIRATION; YOU WILL BE REMEBERED, LOVE YOU NEPHEW, ANTHONY L AULPH
ANTHONY AULPH
April 19, 2021
Very sorry for your loss he will be missed
Ron Cruz
Family
April 18, 2021
1957
Daniel Atilano
Son
April 18, 2021
Raymond Atilano
Daniel Atilano
Son
April 17, 2021
Raymond + Frances Atilano
Daniel Atilano
Son
April 17, 2021
4 generations
Daniel Atilano
Son
April 17, 2021
Korean War Veteran
Daniel Atilano
Son
April 17, 2021
April 3, 2021 - visit with Daniel and Pamela Atilano on Easter weekend.
Daniel Atilano
Son
April 17, 2021