Nov 24, 1933 – May 25, 2018
Preceded in death by parents, Luigino and Rafaela. Survived by wife, Maria; sons: Gino (Kristin), Joe (Amy), and Angelo; brother, Mario (Michelina); six grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 3rd from 3pm to 5pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by PRAYER/VIGIL SERVICE at 5pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, June 4th at 10:30am at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, 3405 S. 118th St. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Giuseppe Bonacci was born to loving parents Luigino and Rafaela on November 24, 1933 in the coastal city of Adami, Italy. Throughout his life he lived on three continents and became a world traveler with family and friends worldwide. Upon moving to the United States, he was united in marriage to Maria and had three sons who gave him countless joy and pride. In addition to his three sons, he was blessed with six grandkids that brought him happiness and delight.
Over the years Giuseppe developed quite the green thumb and become an avid gardener. His yard and flowers were the talk of the neighborhood and brought beauty to the world. He developed a special fondness and love for fruit trees including apples, pears, apricots, and cherries (after many attempts). Giuseppe even got to share his love of gardening with his grandkids who helped him pick his fruit and vegetables.
Giuseppe had a love and passion for sports, in particular for soccer. Whether it was rooting on Juventus in the Italian Serie A, the Italian National team, his grandkids, or coaching his three sons, his enjoyment of the game was constant. In 2016 his favorite baseball team, the Chicago Cubs, finally won a world series. A consummate jokester and perpetual comforter, Giuseppe was full of life and has left many friends and family across the world who will remember him fondly.
Giuseppe passed on to eternal life on May 25, 2018 at the age of 84. His final resting place will be Resurrection Cemetery in Omaha, NE. Giuseppe is survived by his wife, Maria; brother, Mario (Michelina); three sons: Gino (Kristin), Joe (Amy), and Angelo; six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Zio Giuseppe will be greatly missed. Will always remember him fondly especially when he accompanied my grandparents and me in Italy in 1997. Miss those days so much in Adami. Always looked forward to his visits here in Chicago too. Lots of laughs and fun. God bless him!
I will always remember Zio Giuseppe by the conversations he had with my mom . the way they talked about the old days and growing up in Adami and how happy they where back then even dough they didn’t have much. It kind of reminded me of my childhood running around those streets barefooted. He truly will be missed. my condolences to all his loved ones and friends.