John James Gianforte, age 92 passed away peacefully on June 1, 2020 at 6:00 AM at home. John was born in Chicago, Il on June 27, 1927 to the late Salvatore and Rosaria Gianforte.
John attended Steinmetz High School and proudly graduated with the Class of 1945.
He later met the love of his life, Carmella Patchino. The two were joined in holy matrimony on September 10, 1949 in Chicago, IL and had seven children, whom they referred to as the 7 angels.
John worked as a Superintendent for M&D construction and the Addison Township Assessors office where he retired at the age of 87. John was especially proud of his service to the community in which he dedicated 27 years as Park Commissioner for the Bensenville Park District.
He is survived by his loving children, Patrick (Jenny) Gianforte, Madeline Gianforte, Congregation of the Sisters of St. Agnes, Rosie (Brooke) Gianforte, Joseph (Genee) Gianforte; Fourteen grandchildren Johnny, Theresa, Tommy, Michelle, Stevie, Angela, Sarah, Jeff, Lauri, Mark, Aly, Gia, Larry, Rebecca and several great-grandchildren.
John was preceded in death by his parents, wife Carmella; three children, John Jr., Karen, Sam and grandson Mikie.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be addressed to Core El Centro, his daughter, Madeline’s Non-profit Organization – 130 W. Bruce Street, suite 300, Milwaukee, WI. 53204 or go to www.core-elcentro.org to donate.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Geils Funeral Home, Bensenville, IL is in charge of arrangements. For questions, please contact 630-766-3232.
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