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Joseph "Virgil" Cioni

February 8, 1933 June 19, 2020
Joseph "Virgil" Cioni
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Obituary for Joseph "Virgil" Cioni

Joseph “Virgil” Cioni, 87, of LaSalle, passed away Friday, June 19, 2020 at Heartland Health Care Center, Henry.

A prayer service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2020 at the Mueller-Pagani Funeral Home, LaSalle followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at the Queen of the Holy Rosary Church, LaSalle with Very Rev. Paul Carlson, pastor officiating. Full military rites will be conducted by the LaSalle-Oglesby Veterans Memorial Group following Mass. Burial will be in St. Vincent’s Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be 9:00-10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Virgil was born February 8, 1933 in Mark to Joseph and Eva (Vacca) Cioni. He married Marie Baratta on April 4, 1964 at the Queen of the Holy Rosary Church, LaSalle. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a former member of Queen of the Holy Rosary Church, LaSalle and was a member of St. Hyacinth’s Church, LaSalle, VFW, American Legion, LaSalle Knights of Columbus and Cedar Point Sportsmans Club. He served as Township Commissioner for 17 years and was a LaSalle Fireman. He worked at a truck driver for International Transport, Zelmer Trucking, Gem Oil and retired in 1995 as a foreman at Illinois Cement, LaSalle. Virgil was an avid fisherman.

He is survived by his wife, Marie and his son, Michael of LaSalle.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Donald and one sister, Olimpia Arzarksas.

Pallbearers will be Tony Baratta, Jake Baratta, Dan Cioni, Gene Zeman, Walter Byczynski, Donald Moriarty and Jerry Soens. Honorary pallbearer will be Teresa Happ.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

26

Jun

9:00 AM 6/26/2020 9:00:00 AM - 10:30 AM 6/26/2020 10:30:00 AM
Mueller-Pagani Funeral Home, LaSalle

609 Eighth Street
LaSalle, IL 61301

Mueller-Pagani Funeral Home, LaSalle
609 Eighth Street LaSalle 61301 IL
United States

Prayer Service

Friday

26

Jun

10:30 AM 6/26/2020 10:30:00 AM
Mueller-Pagani Funeral Home, LaSalle

609 Eighth Street
LaSalle, IL 61301

Mueller-Pagani Funeral Home, LaSalle
609 Eighth Street LaSalle 61301 IL
United States

Mass

Friday

26

Jun

11:00 AM 6/26/2020 11:00:00 AM
Queen of the Holy Rosary Church

529 Fourth St.
LaSalle, IL 61301

Queen of the Holy Rosary Church
529 Fourth St. LaSalle 61301 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Vincent's Cemetery Final Resting Place

371 N. 2979th Rd.
LaSalle, IL 61301

371 N. 2979th Rd. LaSalle 61301 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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