|2/4/2013 1:39:00 PM|
Thomas E. Turigliatto
JOLIET-Thomas E. Turigliatto, "Trig," 89, of Joliet passed away Jan. 31, 2013 with his dedicated son and daughter-in-law by his side.
Tom was lifelong resident of Joliet. He retired after 50 years as sole owner of Turigliatto Brothers Distribution Company. Tom was a true American Hero serving in the United States Army during World War II. He was in the 791st Ordnance Company, 75th Infantry Division, having served in North Africa and Italy.
Surviving are his children, Teri (Kevin) Nugent, Trudi (Tom) Cassidy, Thomas J. (Denise-Mengo) Turigliatto; grandchildren: Kristen, Kaitlin, Kevin and Kristopher Nugent, Brian and Jacqueline Cassidy, Tyler, Trista and Trevor Turigliatto and numerous and caring nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 32 years, Ann Marie (Cirricione) Turigliatto (1980); his parents, Margaret (Vigliocco) and Joseph Turigliatto; his devoted friend and companion for over 20 years, Beverly (Jacques) Taylor (2011).
In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom's name to Susan B. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation, V.F.W. Stone City Post #2199 or to the University of Notre Dame would be appreciated.
A celebration of Tom's life will begin on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Blackburn Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, 1500 Black Rd. in Joliet with funeral service beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home chapel.
Interment, will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville, IL.
Arrangements are being made by Tapella Funeral Services @ Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home.