Alfred “Al” Siragusa
December 7, 1937 – July 6, 2020
Age 82. Our dear father, brother, and grandfather made his final journey home to be with his beloved wife, Janice, daughter, Teresa, and grandson, Jude.
Al is survived by sisters, Bessie McCullough and Josie Parrett; children: Tim, Dan (Ronnie Martin), Kelly (Tom) Adams, Toni, and Patrick (Kim Vavra); grandchildren: Claire, Paul, Veronica, and Stephanie; numerous Siragusa nieces, nephews, and cousins as well as members of the Tegels family. He is preceded in death by parents, John and Concetta; siblings: (and spouses), John (Mary), Laura (Barney), Sam (Rose), Nancy, Phil (Georgia), (Wayne), and Lucille (Jim).
Our father’s greatest gift was to teach us that a family loves each other above everything else. Our father instilled in us a love and loyalty to family along with a Siragusa standard of card playing and storytelling.
The youngest of nine, Al was teased endlessly by his siblings but secretly enjoyed the attention. He was proud of his military service and of his 54 years of marriage to our mother. Dad loved fishing, being in the outdoors, bowling, playing cards, and later in life going on long car rides with Mom that would remind him of his childhood days. He had a mischievous sense of humor and liked to make conversation with anyone he met. His boyish curiosity never left him.
VISITATION followed by CDC guidelines: Thursday, July 9th from 5pm to 7pm, at the West Center Chapel followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, July 10th, 11am, St. James Catholic Church (4710 N. 90th St.) INTERMENT: Calvary Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 1. Memorials to the family and St. James Catholic Church.
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