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John "Jack" Rivelli

August 8, 1933 ~ December 1, 2021 (age 88)

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John (Jack) Joseph Rivelli passed away peacefully, Wednesday, December 1, 2021. John was born on August 8, 1933, to Joseph and Elizabeth (Morrissey) Rivelli. He married the love of his life, Edith Coleman, on July 19, 1952. They were married for 64 years until Edith’s passing on May 12, 2016.  John was the 8th of 11 children and the 8th child to pass away.

He enjoyed being a Son, Husband, Father, Grandpa, Great Grandpa and Great Great Grandpa. Throughout the years, he loved to dance the jitterbug with Edith at social occasions. They loved to travel with friends and had season tickets to Marriott Lincolnshire. John was a member of St. Paul the Apostle church in Gurnee.

John worked as an Electrician all his life and was a member of the local IBEW #150.

John is survived by his children, Laurie (Lew) Edwards, Julie McDowell, John (Dianne), Jeff (Wanda) and Jackie Ingoglia; twelve grandchildren, Lisa, Amy, Alan, Cori, Carley, Josh, Bobbie, Jason, Angie, JJ, Nikki and Nina; twenty great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; brothers, Tom (Donna), Bill (Vicki) and sister, Cecile Gargano; and his two cats, Candy and Champ, as well as extended family and friends. John was truly loved and will be missed.

He was preceded in death by his son, Larry; son-in-law, Dino Ingoglia; his parents, and seven siblings.

There will be no visitation because of COVID, Funeral Mass of the Christian Burial at 9:00 am, Saturday, December 11th, at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 6401 Gages Lake Rd. Gurnee, IL with Fr. Joe Curtis officiating.  Masks will be worn for the Mass. Interment will take place at Ascension Cemetery, 1920 Buckley Rd. Libertyville, IL.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital involved with his very special care.

The family would like in lieu of sending flowers to make a donation in John’s name to the St. Jude Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, Shriner’s for Children Hospital C/O Donor Relations, 2900 N. Rocky Pointe Dr., Tampa, FL 33607, or St. Paul the Apostle Church, 6401 Gages Lake Rd., Gurnee IL is suggested, or a charity of your choice.

Pop’s favorite saying was, “Glad you got to see me”. We are glad we got to see you too!

Arrangements entrusted to Sambrano Funeral & Cremation, Gurnee. Please sign the guestbook at LAURASAMBRANOFUNERALS.COM; 847-571-7719.


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Funeral Mass
December 11, 2021

9:00 AM
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
6401 Gages Lake Road
Gurnee, IL 60031


Ascension Catholic Cemetery
1920 Buckley Road
Libertyville, IL 60048

No Visitation Prior to Mass


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
6401 Gages Lake Road, Gurnee IL 60031
Tel: 1-847-918-0600

Shriner's for Children Hospital - C/O Donor Relations
2900 N. Rocky Pointe Drive, Tampa FL 33607

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