Deno J. Filippini, 94
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Deno J. Filippini, 94, of Wilsonville passed away Monday, July 3, 2017, at Heritage Health of Gillespie.
He was born Feb. 18, 1923, in Wilsonville to Joseph and Agata Filippini. He married Irene M. (Bollini) Filippini on June 16, 1942, in Carlinville; she preceded him in death on Dec. 25, 2001.
Mr. Filippini was a retired superintendent for Shell Oil. He was a member of the Wilsonville Fire Department, Wilsonville Village Clerk for 69 years, Wilsonville Village Board member for 73 years, Gillespie-Benld Ambulance Board member for 30 years, member of Wilsonville Fire Department for 35 years, and charter member of Unit 7 Fire District Board.
Surviving are a daughter, Pam (Randy) Reid of Gillespie; grandsons, Ronald (Lydia) Reid and James “Jay” (Jaimi) Reid, both of Gillespie; great-grandchildren, Cameron Reid and Paxton Reid; sister-in-law, Dorothy Girardi; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Dena Giagnoni.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, July 6, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, July 7, at the funeral home, with Father Robert Porter officiating. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Gillespie.
Memorials may be made to Gillespie-Benld Area Ambulance Service, Unit 7 Fire Protection District or Wilsonville Community Center.
Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at kravanyafuneral.com.