Vespa, Michael A.

The State Journal-Register, December 29, 1985, page 52 - OBITUARIES

Michael A. "Mike" Vespa, 79, of Riverton died at 5:40 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Hospital. He was born June 21, 1906, in Dawson, the son of Dominick and Nunzia Bartolomucci Vespa. He was a former coal miner and a retired employee of Pillsbury Mill Co. He formerly was town clerk and supervisor of Clear Lake Township and retired as township trustee in 1985. Mr. Vespa was a member of St. James Church, Riverton; Marion Council 3914 K. of C. at Riverton; Riverton AC Club, Illinois Republican Club, Sangamon County Republican Club, Clear Lake Township Republican Club; Riverton Village Board and Riverton School Board; past president and member of Riverton Volunteer Fire Department and Grainmillers Local 24; past member of Sangamon County Board of Supervisors and Township Officials of Illinois; and organizer of the Riverton Area Fire Protection District. In August 1985, the Riverton Fire House 1 was rededicated as the Mike A. Vespa Building. He also designed The Riverton War Memorial for World Wars I and II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He also assisted in the design of the Riverton Fire Houses. Surviving are his wife, Irene Santarelli Vespa; two daughters, Nancy Broccardo and Mrs. Elinor Welch, both of Springfield; one son, Dominic M. Vespa of Riverton; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Jennie Rentscheler Nation of Riverton; three brothers, Ralph, Ted and Donald Vespa, all of Riverton; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. James Church in Riverton, with the Rev. John Sullivan, OFM, officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vespa, Attilis

The State Journal-Register, May 23, 1983, page 21 - OBITUARIES

Attilis "Till" Vespa, 75, of 109 Linden Lane died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday at Springfield Manor. Born in Italy, Mr. Vespa was the son of the late Constantino and Theresa Roscetti Vespa. A resident of Springfield since 1916, he ws the co-owner of Vespa's Super Market until it closed 10 years ago. He was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Vespa in 1978. Mr. Vespa was a member of the Church of the Little Flower, Elks Lodge 158 and Eagles Aerie 437. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are one sister, Miss Jennie Vespa of Springfield; one niece and one nephew. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Little Flower, with the Rev. John W. Spreen officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vespa, Joseph

The State Journal-Register, September 9, 1978, page 36 - OBITUARIES

Joseph Vespa, 69, of 2164 Grandview Ave. died at 3:15 p.m. Friday at St. John's Hospital North. For many years, Mr. Vespa was a partner of the Vespa Supermarket. He was born in Italy, the son of Constantino and Theresa Roscetti Vespa. A resident of Springfield since 1914, Mr. Vespa was a member of St. Cabrini Church and Roman Culture Society. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Marilyn) Yeley of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; one son, Conrad Vespa of Chatham; six grandchildren; one sister, Miss Jennie Vespa of Springfield; and one brother, Attilis "Till" Vespa of Springfield. Services will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick's Church, Rev. Eugene Weitzel, CSV, officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vespa, John

The State Journal-Register, March 30, 1981, page 19 - OBITUARIES

John "Jack" Vespa, 48, of 3408 S. College St. died at 11:10 a.m. Sunday at his residence. He was born in Springfield, the son of Romeo and Josephine Skube Vespa. Mr. Vespa was a member of the Church of the Little Flower. Surviving are his wife, Jeanne (Flesch); three sons, Jack, Larry and Steve; two daughters, Julianne and Mary Beth, all at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Romeo Vespa of Springfield; two brothers, Richard of Springfield and David of Washington D.C.; three sisters, Miss Alyce Vespa, Mrs. George (Kay) Langan and Mrs. Paul (Jeanne) Buedel, all of Springfield; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Church of the Little Flower, the Rev. John Spreen officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vespa, Josephine O.

The State Journal-Register, April 6, 1990, page 41 - OBITUARIES

Josephine O. Skube Vespa, 87, of Springfield died at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Hospice. She was born Aug.31, 1902, in Springfield, the daughter of Joseph and Anna K. "Katie" Esser Skube. Preceding her in death were her husband, Romeo Vespa, in 1986; one son, Jack, in 1981; one daughter, Rose Ann Vespa, in 1938; and two brothers, Joseph and John M. Skube Sr. Mrs. Vespa was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Cathedral Altar and Rosary Society, Catholic Daughters of America and Sacred Heart Senior Citizens Center. She was formerly employed by Robert's Seafood Company, Fergusons's Market and Vespa's Market. Surviving are two sons, Richard of Springfield and David J. of Washington D.C.; three daughters, Alyce Vespa, Mrs. George (Kay) Langan and Mrs. Paul (Jeanne) Buedel, all of Springfield; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandsons; one brother, Edmund Skube of Springfield; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Concelebrated Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, with the Rev. Frank Wiseman, OSB, celebrants. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vespa, Dante V.

Illinois State Journal, April 3, 1981, page 25 - OBITUARIES

Dante V. Vespa, 68, of 322 S. Livingston St. died at 5 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Hospital. He was born in Coffeen, the son of Nunzio and Rosa Antonacci Vespa, and was a resident of Springfield for the past 60 years. He was married to Virginia Feleccia in 1934. Mr. Vespa was employed by International Shoe Company for 36 years and Franklin Life Insurance Company for 12 years and was last employed by Central Baptist Church. He was a member of St. Patrick Church and the Blue Ridge Club. Surviving are his wife, Virginia; two daughters, Mrs. Henry (Nancy) Boyle of Springfield and Mrs. Donald (Donna) Thompson of Sherman; one son, Thomas J. Vespa of Kirksville, Mo.; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Vincent (Flora) Rocetti and Mrs. Harold (Peggy) Carter, both of Springfield; one brother, Dominick Vespa of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the St. Patrick Church. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vespa, Dominick

The State Journal-Register, November 15, 1984, page 18 - OBITUARIES

Dominick Vespa, 79, of 2107 E. Jackson St., formerly of Chicago, died at 2:10 P.M. Wednesday at St. John's Hospital. Born in Calascio, Italy, Mr. Vespa was the son of the late Nunzio and Maria Ursini Vespa. He was a former truck mechanic for the Colonial Bakery in Chicago. His wife, Elsie Ann, died in 1964 and a brother, Dante, also preceded him in death. Surviving are two sisters, Antionette Vespa Carter and Flora Roscetti, both of Springfield; several nieces and nephews. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home , with Dr. Roger Compton officiating. Burial will be in Concordia Cemetery, Forest Park.

Vespa, Romeo J.

The State Journal-Register, January 6, 1986, page 3 - OBITUARIES

Romeo J. Vespa, 85, of Springfield died at 8:20 a.m. Sunday at his residence. Mr. Vespa was born in Toluca, the son of John and Mary D. Cicci Vespa. He formerly was owner of John Vespa Market and formerly was employed at Bud's Clear Lake Super Market. Preceding him in death were a son, Jack; one daughter, Rose Ann; two brothers, Arthur and John Vespa; and two sisters, Mary Vespa and Teresa Kansy. Mr. Vespa was a member of the Church of the Little Flower, K of C Council Aerie 364, a charter member of St. Vincent DePaul's Societhy, and a 60-year member of Fourth Degree Bishop Griffin Assembly. Surviving are his wife, Josephine Skube Vespa; two sons, Richard of Springfield and David J. of Washington, D.C.; three daughters, Miss Alyce Vespa, Mrs. George (Kay) Langan and Mrs. Paul (Jeanne) Buedel, all of Springfield; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Anthony of Lincoln and Vincent of Springfield of Springfield; two sisters, Ann and Josephine Vespa, both of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Little Flower, with the Rev. John Spreen officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vespa, Ralph

The State Journal-Register, August 17, 1979, page 38 - OBITUARIES

Ralph Vespa, 67, of 2805 S. Holmes Ave. died at 10:40 a.m. Thursday at his residence. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church. Born in Riverton, Mr. Vespa was the son of Gilardo and Sarafina Frasco Vespa. Prior to retirement, he was employed by St. John's Hospital. Surviving are one brother, Nick of Springfield; two nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Church, with the Rev. Hugh Cassidy officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vespa, Virginia

The State Journal-Register, May 2, 1989, page 10 - OBITUARIES

Mrs. Virginia R. Vespa, 74, of Springfield died at 3:30 a.m. Monday at the Heritage Manor. She was born March 22, 1914, in Springfield, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Nania Feleccia. She married Dante V. Vespa in 1934, and he died in 1981. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Feleccia. A lifelong resident of Springfield, Mrs. Vespa was formerly employed by the Department of Revenue and the secretary of state's office. Mrs. Vespa was a member of St. Patrick's Church and past president of the Italian Madonna Society. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Nancy Boyle of Riverton and Mrs. Donald (Donna) Thompson of Sherman; one son, Thomas J. Vespa of Tulsa, Okla., four grandchildren, one great-grandchild; one sister, Filipina Davis of Springfield; one brother, Sam Feleccia of Tavares, Fla.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick's Church, with Rev. Victor Kaltenbach officiating. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vespa, Theodore V.

The State Journal-Register, December 15, 1988, page 35 OBITUARIES

Theodore V. Vespa, 75, of Riverton died at 2:19 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Hospital. Mr. Vespa was born in Riverton on Oct. 23, 1913, the son of Dominic and Nunzia Bartolomucci Vespa. A lifelong resident of Riverton, Mr. Vespa was a retired mechanic from the Pillsbury Mill Co. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Riverton, American Federation of Grain Millers Local 24 and an honorary member of K of C Council 364. Preceding him in death were his parents; one sister, Mrs. Pauline Pescitelli; and two brothers, Mike and Bill Vespa. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Jennie Rentschler Nation of Riverton; two brothers, Donald J. Vespa of Springfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. James Church in Riverton, with the Rev. J. Michael Ewert, OFM, officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Cicciarelli, Antonio V.

Buffalo News (NY), July 10, 1999 - OBITUARIES - HARRISON RETIREE WAS AVID FISHERMAN

LOCKPORT -- Antonio "Tony" V. Cicciarelli, 62, of Lockport, died Friday (July 9, 1999) in Lockport Memorial Hospital. He was born March 9, 1937, in Ofena, Italy, the son of the late Pasquale and Carmela (Ferrone) Cicciarelli. He came to America in 1956, and married Mary T. Kiss on Nov. 14, 1959. He worked at Harrison Radiator for 35 years, retiring in 1996 as a department service manager. He was a member of the Lockport Bocce Club, the Retirees Auto Travel Club and the Local 686 Retirees. He also was a member of St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church. He was an avid bowler, fisherman and gardener, and he enjoyed spending time with his family. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Anthony J. Cicciarelli of Lockport; five daughters, Diana Cicciarelli, Marisa Morgan and Catherine Hamilton, all of Lockport, Antoinette DeSantis of Lewiston and Christina Jaeger of Olean; a brother, Giuseppino Cicciarelli of Lockport; two sisters, Maria Torchetti of Sulmona, Italy, and Bianca Johnson of Colchester, Conn.; and two granddaughters. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Gaul Funeral Home, 263 East Ave. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Anthony's Church. Burial will be in Acacia Park Cemetery, Pendleton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation of Western New York or to Camp Good Days & Special Times.