Rocco Guglielmucci

Obituary of Rocco W. Guglielmucci

Rocco W. Guglielmucci, age 82, of Crest Hill, IL, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 17, 2023. He was born March 15, 1941 in Joliet the son of the late Pasquale and Gertrude (nee Bluth) Guglielmucci. Rocco was born in Joliet and raised in Crest Hill, and attended Joliet Catholic High School. On June 10, 1961, he married the love of his life Carol Siddon at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

Rocco retired from Statesville as a plumbing foreman, and was a 50-year member of the Plumber’s Local 422 and Pipefitters Local 597 Unions. He was an avid fisherman and racing fan from an early age.  Rocco loved being with his family, he coached girls softball and was a member of the Moran Athletic Club.

He is survived by his loving wife Carol; daughters, Mary Beth Fende (Craig Niemi), DeAnn (Jim) Talbot; grandchildren, Ryan Petrilla “ his number 1”, John (Amber) Fende, Jr. “ the one who called his grandpa “Grandpappy Joe””, JamiAnn Talbot (Sean Vaughan) “ grandpa’s little girl”, Jennifer Stewart, and April Talbot; great-grandchildren, Jeffrey and Jordan Fende, Elyssa, Katelyn, Brittney, Stephanie, and Amber; special sister-in-law, Joyce Chirich; dear friend and fishing buddy, Jerome “The Pole” Levandowski; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.

A special thank you to his great nephew and niece Eric and Leanne Wills for all of their love and support.

Rocco was preceded in death by his grandson James Patrick Talbot; brothers, Michael P. Guglielmucci, and Richard Guglielmucci; and special brother-in-law Sam Chirich.

A Memorial Gathering for Rocco W. Guglielmucci will be held on Thursday, December 21, 2023, at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Rd., Joliet, IL, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cremation rites have been accorded and interment will be private.


For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at where you can share a favorite memory or leave an online condolence.



Memorial Gathering

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, December 21, 2023
Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Joliet
3200 Black at Essington Roads
Joliet, Illinois, United States
(815) 741-5500


Cremation rites have been accorded and interment will be private.
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