John Lucchetti Posted: 2018-12-26 12:21:09

John Lucchetti


John Frank Lucchetti, age 82, of Hampshire, Illinois, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday evening, December 22, after battling prostate cancer with his loving family by his side. His beloved wife, Katherine “Kay” Lucchetti, passed away exactly 6 months before John on June 22, 2018.

John was born October 14, 1936, in Chicago, Illinois. His father Frank was an Italian immigrant and his mother Virginia was a member of The Daughters of the American Revolution. John worked as a pipefitter throughout his life for Pipefitters Union Local 597, working multiple jobs to provide for his family. He retired from the union in 2000 but kept busy baling hay, buying and selling tools and equipment, and completing metal fabrication jobs for his friends and neighbors.

John loved to be surrounded by family and friends, sharing stories and making people laugh. He lived on 6 acres with his wife for the latter part of his life, taking care of their land and helping her harvest their impressive garden. He enjoyed making spicy vegetable juice in the summer to drink throughout the year, as well as attending auctions. He loved fishing and hunting.

John is loved, remembered and celebrated by his children, Steven Lucchetti, Donald (Teri) Lucchetti, Susan (Michael) Abbott, Dianne Lucchetti, and Richard Lucchetti; his grandchildren, Tonya, Scott, Kenneth, Daniel, Andrea, Kathleen, Allison, Nicole, Amanda, Nina, Frank, and Kortney; and great-grandchildren, Alexander, Aric, Vincent, Kane, Duke, Mia, Brody, Kali, John, Leonardo, and Aria; and many other family members and friends.

In keeping with John's wishes, there will not be any funeral services. Donations in his honor may be made to The American Cancer Society at

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Rita Foley Motz 2018-12-26 17:54:40

The world has lost someone incredible. Dave and I send our deepest sympathy to all that love John. ❤️

William Jurczak 2018-12-26 23:19:12

One of the good guys is gone , Rest In Peace !

Pat Beyer 2018-12-27 00:05:21

My dear, sweet Brother-in-Law! Loved you dearly! You are at peace now with your Katie! We will miss you every minute of every day! My deepest sympathy to The Lucchetti / Beyer Family. Our hearts are broken and the memory of your laughter will go on forever!

Leo A. Diana Jr 2018-12-27 01:13:59

I am so sorry for great loss of your family and have you all in my prayers.

Lisa and Dan Gorsage 2018-12-27 05:47:47

Thinking of you and your family.

Tony and Pat 2018-12-27 08:23:51

Don and Teri our Hearts go out to you both and your family????. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and if there is anything we can do we are here for you.

Tom and Linda Miller 2018-12-27 08:45:39

You have our deepest sympathies. Tom always enjoyed chatting with John. I'm sure you have many wonderful memories to treasure.

Betty 2018-12-27 17:03:39

My prayers are with your family. His brother was devastated when I told him.we are so very for your loss

Fran Guziel 2018-12-27 18:34:46

So sorry to hear about your father. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Fran Guziel 2018-12-27 18:34:46

So sorry to hear about your father. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Martha Akers 2018-12-29 11:53:00

I am lost for words, my heart hurts deeply. How I loved your mom and dads place. Those beautiful blue spruces, every time I see one I think of the driveway line with these magnificent trees. His beautiful vegetable garden, yummy beets and the biggest celery I've ever seen. Yes this man enjoyed his life, his wife and his family. God be with at this time bringing comfort and peace. Thinking of all of you.

Craig Weeks 2018-12-31 08:53:28

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.