Obituary of Joseph Matthew Lugo
Joseph Matthew Lugo
Joseph Matthew Lugo, ended his battle with cancer on January 27, 2022, at the age of 30. He was born in Downers Grove, IL, on March 9, 1991, and was formerly from the Bloomingdale area. Joey grew up in Plainfield, where he was a graduate of Plainfield South High School, Class of 2009.
Joey enlisted in the United States Army in 2014. He was currently assigned to the Warrior, Detachment Soldier Recovery Unit, JBSA Ft. Sam Houston, TX. He formerly served with the 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Campbell, KY. He also served with the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade located at Osan Air Base in Korea. He held the MOS’s of 25C (Radio Operator-Maintainer) and most recently 14G (Air Defense Battle Management System Operator). Joey successfully completed the Air Assault Course in 2015 at Fort Campbell, KY and was awarded an Air Assault Badge. During his eight years as a soldier, he was awarded two Army Achievement Medals, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and an Army Service Ribbon.
Joey had a love for skateboarding that started at the young age of 7 and continued into his adult years. His love for music, art and photography was contagious, as he loved nothing more than sharing new music that he discovered with his family and friends. Joey was a beautiful soul who impacted the lives of so many people. His family and friends meant everything to him. He has been described as one of the kindest people, always willing to help anyone in need. Joey will be missed by all who knew and loved him. The world will not be the same without him.
Joey is survived by his wife, Audrey Anne Jarrett; his daughter, Daisy Lugo; his parents, Hector and Donna (nee Doherty) Lugo; siblings, Kelli (Juan) Solis and Timothy Lugo; nephews and nieces, Isaac and Roman Solis, and Riley and Elizabeth Lugo; and his maternal grandparents; Gary and Sharon Knippel. Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and his Army brothers also survive.
He is preceded by his paternal grandparents, Jose and Elida Lugo.
Funeral Services for Joseph Matthew Lugo will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 14, 2022, at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Rd. (at Essington Rd.), Joliet, IL. Interment will follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery with full military honors held under the auspices of the United States Army. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 13, 2022 at the funeral home from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name to the Wounded Warrior Project, 230 W. Monroe St., Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60606, or the Gary Sinise Foundation, P.O. Box 368, Woodland Hills, CA 91365 would be appreciated.
For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com where you can share a favorite memory or leave an online condolence.
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