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Memorial Visitation

Church of St. Anthony
Tuesday January 28th, 2020
9:00am - 10:30am

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Church of St. Anthony
Tuesday January 28th, 2020

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Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
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Lorene Deltonto

Lorene Deltonto

Age 90 of Crest Hill, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, with her loving family by her side.

Born October 15, 1929 in Joliet, Lorene was a daughter of Achilles and Mary (nee Nelli) Chelini. She was raised in the Joliet area and married Felix A. Deltonto on September 6, 1947.

Lorene was a member of St. Anthony’s, Joliet Senior Club of Will County, the Senior League Bowlers Club at Joliet Town and Country and the Joliet Rivals Auxiliary.

She also volunteered countless hours at the Guardian Angel Home for many years.

Survivors include her daughters, Joann (late Mark) Brugger, Kathleen (Richard) Mathiason, Mary Lou (Allen) Kramerich, Carol (Harold) Schroeder and Lori (Jerry) Zukoske; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Ange (late John) Plese and Rosemarie (Leonard) Prieboy, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Lorene is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Felix A. Deltonto; parents, Achilles and Mary Chelini; brother, Henry (Roseanne) Chelini; sister, Rose (John) Garavaglia and son-in-law, Mark Brugger.

The family offers their sincere gratitude to the staff of Willow Falls for the extraordinary care given to Lorene throughout the past years and to the Joliet Area Community Hospice this past week.

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Anthony, 100 North Scott Street, Joliet. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 10:30 a.m., Rev. John Regan officiating.

Lorene will be laid to rest with her husband in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Lorene’s memory to: Joliet Area Community Hospice or a charity of your choice.

Per Lorene’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.

Friends may sign the online guest book by logging onto: www.PleseFuneralservices.com

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the genuine care and direction of Kenneth A. Plese, in Joliet, IL   815-735-2125.

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I just heard of Lorene’s passing and want to express my condolences to her family. I always thought Lorene was an outstanding person.

Jo Ann Zazzara, Cousin Jan 27 2020 12:00 AM

Mary Lou and Family,  I am so sorry for all of you on the loss of your Mom.  May the good memories you have, help you thru this sad time.  Thinking of all of you.

Kathy Hedtcke Jan 26 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about the passing of Lorene. She, Felix and family were great neighbors for many many years. My Mom was so Happy that Lorene and Mary Lou were able to come Celebrate my Moms 90th birthday May 5, 2019. Their photo is right in my Mom's living room. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Another Guardian Angel watching over all! God Bless ߘʰߙ Dee & Jean Gunderson

Dee & Jean Gunderson Jan 23 2020 12:00 AM

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.Jason, Michelle & Taylor Sakalares & Rock & Marge Lawton

Jason, Michelle & Taylor Sakalares & Rock & Marge Lawton Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM