Richard Rigoni
Richard Rigoni

Obituary of Richard Rigoni

Richard C. Rigoni

Age 88. Monday August 27, 2007 at Provena Villa Franciscan Nursing Home. Born September 15, 1918 in Blandford, IN, he was a Joliet area resident since the age of ten. Owner/operator of Mattei Brothers Shoe Repair from 1972 to 1982. A foster grandparent with Trinity Services. He was a United States Army Air Corps Veteran, serving during WWII, he was the recipient of the Purple Heart. Member of VFW Cantigny Post #367. Richard taught himself to play the guitar and enjoyed playing for family and friends. He loved playing cards and dancing the polka. He was a Die Hard Cubs Fan.

Survived by his sister, Delores Coleman of Santa Monica, CA; many nieces and nephews, including Peggy (Bill) Hoffmeyer and Patti (Pete) Orlando both of Joliet; several cousins and his lifelong friends, Chuck and Jane Corso of Joliet, who he considered his family.

Preceded in death by his parents, Rose and Caesar Borla; one brother, Dominic; one sister, Josephine (Timothy) Riordan; two stepsisters, Ann (Michael) Sterioti and Lucy (Bernard) Hibler.

Funeral services for Richard C. Rigoni will be Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. Fr. Richard Ross officiating. As it was Richard's final request, cremation rites have been accorded. Private inurnment in Woodland Memorial Park. Visitation Thursday, 5:00 p.m. until time of services at:

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