Albert Gianessi Obituary

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Albert Gianessi

July 14, 1915 - March 8, 2014
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Albert Gianessi, age 98, of East Peoria, passed away Saturday March 8, 2014 at 11:25 a.m. at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria. He was born July 14, 1915 in Groveland to Frank and Eurosia (Conducci) Gianessi. He married Genevieve Wajtekajtis July 3, 1946 in Kenosha, WI. She passed away April 14, 2013 in East Peoria. He was also preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. Survivors include four children: Leonard (Linda) Gianessi of Maryland, Beatrice Kovin of East Peoria, Gregory (Lynne) Gianessi of Glasford, Loretta (Bruce) Winborn of Creve Coeur, six grandchildren: Robert, Carol, David, Angelo, Martin, and Dayton. As a...

Albert Gianessi, age 98, of East Peoria, passed away Saturday March 8, 2014 at 11:25 a.m. at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria.

He was born July 14, 1915 in Groveland to Frank and Eurosia (Conducci) Gianessi. He married Genevieve Wajtekajtis July 3, 1946 in Kenosha, WI. She passed away April 14, 2013 in East Peoria. He was also preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

Survivors include four children: Leonard (Linda) Gianessi of Maryland, Beatrice Kovin of East Peoria, Gregory (Lynne) Gianessi of Glasford, Loretta (Bruce) Winborn of Creve Coeur, six grandchildren: Robert, Carol, David, Angelo, Martin, and Dayton.

As a youth Albert worked in the coal mines in the Groveland area. He was a United States Army Sargent serving in WWII from 1941 to 1944. During this time he received the Bronze Star. Following WWII Albert went to work for Caterpillar, Inc. There he worked in the Engineering Department for many years retiring in 1978.

Albert was a member of St. Monica’s Catholic Church in East Peoria, a 35 year member of the Knights of Columbus, Disabled American Veterans, Accordion Club, and was an avid polka dancer with his wife and friends.

Visitation will be Thursday March 13, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria, with additional visitation 30 minutes before Mass at Church. A Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Monica’s Catholic Church.

Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in West Peoria with Military Honors.

Memorials may be made to St. Monica’s Catholic Church.

Please view Albert’s obituary online at www.remmertfuneralhome.com

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