Antonacci, Dominic

The State Journal-Register, March 1, 1981, page 17 - OBITUARIES

Dominic "Nunn" Antonacci. 72, of 717 Askins St., died at 10:19 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Riverton, the son of Biagio and Rose Colomac Antonacci. A resident of Springfield for many years, Mr. Antonacci was married to Daisy Williamson in 1974. Retired in 1965, Mr. Antonacci had been a coal miner for 30 years. Surviving are his wife, Daisy; two daughters, Mrs. Karolyn Stankavich of Springfield and Mrs. Sherrilyn Poston of Baytown, Texas; one stepson, Jerry Williamson of Rolla, Mo.; three step-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Regina Hankley of Springfield and Miss Mary Antonacci of Riverton; four brothers, Tony and Nick Antonacci, both of Riverton; James Antonacci of Springfield and John Antonacci of Davenport, Iowa; seeral nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be at 10:15 a.m. Monday at Staab Funeral Home with the Rev. George Auger, CSV, officiating. Burial will be in Hall Cemetery, Athens.

Antonacci, Tony B.

The State Journal-Register, December 14, 1985, page 25 - OBITUARIES

Tony B. "Clumsy" Antonacci, 81, of Riverton died Friday at St. John's Hospital. Born on Jan. 17, 1904, in Riverton, Mr. Antonacci was a son of Biagio and Rose Colomac Antonacci. he married the former Elizabeth Prehoda in 1927 and was a lifelong resident of Riverton. He was the former owner and operator of Curley's Tavern in Riverton and was a member of St. James Church, Riverton. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth; two sisters, Mrs. Regina Hankley and Mary Antonacci, both of Springfield; two brothers, Nicholas Antonacci of Riverton and James Antonacci of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at St. James Church, Riverton, with the Revs. Peter Mascari and John Sullivan OFM officiating. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vespa, Edward L.

The State Journal-Register, February 15, 1983, page 4 - OBITUARIES

Edward Lee Vespa, 23, of 2700 S. Lowell Ave. died at 5:30 a.m. Monday at his home. Mr. Vespa was born in Springfield and was the son of Edward H. and Betty L. Black Vespa. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Vespa of Springfield; one sister, Rosemary Vespa, at home; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Blessed Sacrament Church, with the Rev. Hugh Cassidy officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Vespa Sr., David E.

The State Journal-Register, June 30, 1985, page 53 - OBITUARIES

David E. Vespa Sr., 68, of Springfield died at 2:10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Medical Center. Mr. Vespa was born in Springfield on June 26, 1917, the son of the late Edward and Theresa Ippolito Vespa. he married Dominica F. Scaduto in 1943. A lifetime resident of Springfield, Mr. Vespa was employed by Sangamo Electric Co. for 34 years and Nelson Center, retiring in 1980. He was preceded in death by one brother, Arthur Vespa, and one sister, Bernadine Vespa. Mr. Vespa was a member of St. Aloysius Church and the Holy Name Society. Surviving are his wife, Dominica F.; one daughter, Mrs. Roger (teresa) Hafner of Paris, Ky.; one son, David E. Vespa Jr. of Springfield; one grandson; one sister, Mrs. Louis (Lucille) Kulavic of Decatur; one brother, Edward A. Vespa of Springfield; two aunts; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Vespa, Arthur J.

Illinois State Journal, December 5, 1972, page 4 - OBITUARIES

Arthur J. Vespa of 2327 S. 5th St., a former employee of Sangamo Packing Co. for may years, retiring in November of 1971, died at 7 a.m. Monday at his cottage at Havana. A resident of Springfield most of his life, Mr. Vespa was born in Riverton, the son of John and Dominica Cicci Vespa. Mr. Vespa was a member of the Church of the Little Flower; K. of C. Council 354, Meat Cutters Union and was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Fern D.; three sisters, Mrs. Teresa Kansy, Miss Ann Vespa and Miss Josephine Vespa, all of Springfield; four brothers, Romeo, John and Vincent, all of Springfield, and Anthony of Lincoln. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Church of the Little Flower. Rev. Henry Kozak will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vespa, Nicholas E.

The State Journal-Register, July 10, 1984, page 6 - OBITUARIES

Nicholas "Nick" E. Vespa, 75, of 2805 Holmes Ave. died at 9:34 a.m. Monday at St. John's Hospital. He was born in Riverton, the son of the late Gilardo and Sarafina Frasco Vespa. A son, James, and a brother, Ralph, preceded him in death. He was a veteran of World War II. Mr. Vespa was a mail carrier for 30 years before he retired in 1969. Mr. Vespa was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church, K. of C. Council No. 364, the Postal Branch 80 and past director of teh Postal Credit Union. Surviving are his wife, Antoinette (Santini); two sons, Gerald and Arthur, both of Springfield, and 10 grandchildren. Services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at Blessed Sacrament Church, with the Rev. Hugh Cassidy officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vespa, George

The State Jounal-Register, July 24, 1994, page 16 - OBITUARIES

George Vespa, 77, of Springfield died at 7:15 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Hospice. He was born Nov. 19, 1916, in Springfield, the son of Vincent and Margaret Intinareli Vespa. He married Minnie Phillips in 1961 in Springfield. He was preceded in death by a sister, Hilda Vespa; and three brothers, Michael, Fred and Mario. Mr. Vespa retired from the state Board of Higher Education after eight years. He also owned and operated Vespa's Disposal Service for 22 years. He had been a lifelong resident of Springfield. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, earning several medals that included the American Defense Service Medal. He was a member of Church of the Little Flower and American Legion Post 32. Surviving are his wife, Minnie; two sons, Joseph Vespa and Ross Hewitt, both of Springfield; four daughters, Angela Vespa, Sharon Petrilli and Brenda Moody, all of Springfield, and Pam Baumberger of Loami; two grandchildren; two brothers, Edward and Joseph Vespa, both of Springfield, and Gerry Vespa of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Church of the Little Flower, the Rev. henry Schmidt officiating. Burial in Camp Butler National Cemetery. Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vespa, David M.

The State Journal-Register, September 4, 1994, page 17 - OBITUARIES

David Mario Vespa, 36, of Springfield died Friday in Springfield. He was born Dec. 23, 1957, in Springfield, the son of Mario Roger and Mary Jane Best Vespa. Mr. Vespa was a lifelong resident of Springfield and worked for F.W. Dodge, a subsidiary of McGraw-Hill, as a governmental news reporter for seven years. He was a member of Springfield Raquet and Fitness Center. Survivors: special friend, Debby Vespa of Springfield; mother, Mary Jane Vespa of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Daniel (Barbara) Rittenhouse of Springfield and Mrs. Gary (Marguerite) Roth of Waverly; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Services: Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Church of the Little Flower, the Rev. Henry Schmidt officiating. Burial: Calvary Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vespa, Mario R.

The State Journal-Register, March 11, 1993, page 8 - OBITUARIES

Mario Roger Vespa, 83, of Springfield died at 3 a.m. Wednesday at his residence. He was born April 24, 1909, in Springfield, the son of Vincent and Marguerite Intinerelli Vespa. He married Mary J. Best in 1953. Preceding him in death were two brothers, Fred and Michael, and a sister, Hilda. Mr. Vespa was a retired farmer. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church. Surviving are his wife, Mary J.; two daughters, Mrs. Dan (Barbara) Rittenhouse of Springfield and Mrs. Gary L. (Marguerite) Roth of Waverly; a son, David M. of Springfield; five grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. John (Clara) Haris, Rose Vespa and Mrs. Jane Skadden, all of Springfield, and Geraldine Vespa of Florida; three brothers, Edward, Joseph and George, all of Springfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Blessed Sacrament Church, with the Rev. Hugh Cassidy officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vespa, Irene T.

The State Journal-Register, August 7, 1992, page 35 - OBITUARIES

Irene Teresa Vespa, 80, of St. Joseph's Home, formerly of Riverton, died at 4:25 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Hospital. She ws born, March 1, 1912, in Springfield, the daughter of Giuseppe and Anna Nunzia Novelli Santarelli. Preceding her in death were her husband, Michael A. Vespa in 1985; two brothers, Edmund and Silvano Santarelli; and a grandson. A resident of Riverton most of her life, Mrs. Vespa was a member of St. James Church and Altar and Rosary Society in Riverton and St. Anthony's Guild. Surviving are two daughters, Nancy Broccardo and Elinor Welch, both of Springfield; a son, Dominic M. Vespa of Riverton; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Walter Santarelli of Riverton; two sisters, LaVerne Lehnen and Eda Murphy, both of Springfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. James Church, Riverton, with the Rev. David Lantz officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.