Anthony ‘Tony’ Lettieri

February 15, 1932 – March 11, 2022

Anthony ‘Tony’ Lettieri, age 90 of Kissimmee, FL, formerly of Bensenville, IL passed away at home surrounded by his family on March 11, 2022.

Tony was born in Chicago, IL on February 15, 1932 to Rocco and Anna Lettieri. Tony served his country in the Korean War and was a proud Army Veteran. He was a long term employee of Mars Candy and was loved and respected by many of his colleagues.

He was the loving husband of Stella Lettieri (nee Novielli) for 65 years. He was the devoted father of Chris (Brenda) Lettieri, Renee Lettieri, Michael Lettieri, Marina (Phil) Figarelli, Jeff (Anne) Lettieri, Paul (Lori) Lettieri, Dan (Shelly) Lettieri and Rob (Marissa) Lettieri. He was the treasured grandpa of 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Tony is preceded in death by his parents, Rocco and Anna along with his sisters, Eda, Nina and Gilda.

Tony devoted his life to loving the Lord and his family and will be deeply missed by all those that he touched with his care and concern.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 18, 2022 from 12 PM until time of Mass of Christian Burial 1 PM at St. Alexis Catholic Church, 400 W. Wood Street, Bensenville IL. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside IL.

For funeral information, please call JGeils Funeral Services at 630-247-6623.

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6 Comments

  1. That was a wonderful tribute Chris thank you for passing that on! I know your father will be greatly missed, and is very proud of his wonderful family. Deepest sympathy to you and your family and you all are absolutely in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Joe & Bobbie Jandrisits

  2. My deepest sympathies to the Lettieri family. Tony will be missed. Stella, I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  3. We just heard about Tony passing away, so I’m sorry we couldn’t make it to the service. I remember going to your house for the meetings with Fritz and the rest of the Gen, and it’s a shame we haven’t seen your family for so long. Quite impressive that Tony made it to his 90s. All our prayers!

  4. Lettieri Family,
    We love Tony and we love all of you. As a child and teenager from the South Side Chicago, sincerely admired how much your dad loved God, MotherMary, Focolare, and his family.
    Huge hug from all of us,
    Ongtengco Family

  5. I was just a kid when I met the Lettieris but all I have are good memories. I used to go to their house for Gen meetings back in the day. Mr. Lettieri was always very welcoming. We also met annually at the Focolare summer (camps) Mariapolisis. Stella was always helping out at the reception and their boys were always fun to be with. Rest in peace Anthony and thank you for your service. The Sopala’s down in Austin will always keep you in our fondest memories and hearts. Ciao

  6. I remember Tony as a kind soul that loved God and everyone he met.

    We traveled together to many east coast Mariapolis, often with the DiCianni family.

    Now he is with Howard and Pete in the heavenly Mariapolis.

    Love, Ken Belcher

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