John A. Artinghelli Posted: 2019-06-03 17:14:07


John A. Artinghelli, 89 of Huntley, died peacefully, June 2, 2019 with his family by his side.
Visitation will be on Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 4-8pm at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10:00am at St. Mary Catholic Church-10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Leukemia Foundation.
John was born January 7, 1930 in Chicago the son of Antonio and Elsie Artinghelli. On February 12, 1952 he married Joan Ferrigan. He served in the United States Army. He worked for Illinois Bell until his retirement. He was a member and past president of the Telephone Pioneer Chapter State of Illinois. He enjoyed golfing and fishing but music was his life, especially playing the keyboard. John was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife Joan, of 67 years, his children, Susan Artinghelli, Thomas (Janet) Artinghelli, James Artinghelli, Anne (Nick) Torelli, Anthony (Suzanne) Artinghelli, by his 16 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his son, John, his grandson, Anthony and great granddaughter, Aleena.
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James Gentile 2019-06-03 18:49:24

Sorry for your loss

Bob & Peggy Stangeland 2019-06-03 21:08:20

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Charlie and Mary Cox 2019-06-03 21:23:02

We are SO sorry for your loss. John went out just like he lived...surrounded by family, food and love. His smile was contagious. He was a gentle man, a kind man, a smart man, a loving man, a family man (I could go on and on) and we feel so fortunate to have been allowed to know and spend time with him. He shall be remembered, always. And every time we see a dove, we shall think of him. Hugs, love and prayers being sent your way!

Janet Holmen 2019-06-03 21:30:38

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Linda Aloff 2019-06-04 01:02:30

Sorry for your Lose

Michael lisak 2019-06-04 11:12:29

I am so sorry for your loss. May he be at peace and always be with you still. Everyday something will remind you of him.

Frank Mattucci 2019-06-04 13:50:53

A long and wonderful life for MR A, god bless him and the entire Artinghelli familia! We heard the news this morning in Arizona and just wanted to let you know how sorry we are for your loss. Sincerely, Frank and Diane Mattucci

The Tibbetts Family 2019-06-04 19:46:19

Very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts. The Tibbetts'

TOM & DENISE SIMON 2019-06-04 21:59:59

Sorry for your lost , our prayers are with you

Mick and Kathy Williams ( Andare’) 2019-06-05 10:29:24

We offer our sincere condolences to the whole family. Our all too brief time knowing him gave us joy; always a sly smile and kind word from John. We, too, will miss him. Peace be with you.

Margaret Weinberger and David L Weinberger 2019-06-06 10:22:58

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Artinghelli family. So very sorry for your loss.

Bernie Kuempel 2019-06-06 11:59:48

My sincere condolences to Joan and the entire Artinghelli family. John left a lasting impression on everyone he came in contact with and will surely be missed by many. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Fred Wittmann 2019-06-06 15:21:04

I'm so sorry for your loss may the Lord help you through this difficult time.

Robyn, Joey, and Patrick 2019-06-06 15:48:25

Resting where no shadows fall, In peaceful sleep He awaits us all; God will link the broken chain, When one by one we meet again. Not only were you my Father in Law at one time, you were my friend and a Grandfather to Joey and Patrick, God Speed Mr. A, , your passing will leave such a huge hole in everyones heart and life. Robyn, Joseph and Patrick.

Leslie Artinghelli & Family 2019-06-07 16:35:02

Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts as you celebrate Johns remarkable life.

Carolyn Anderson 2019-06-10 10:51:59

Dear Family of John Artinghelli: Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your recent loss. Did you know that our primary source of comfort is our compassionate heavenly Father? Mere words fail to capture your pain of losing your loved one. Did you know that the Bible promises that we will have the opportunity to see our dead loved ones again? Please read the comforting words in your Bible at Acts 24:15. The hope of a resurrection of our dead loved ones can comfort us. The bereaved family can find more comforting scriptures at JW.ORG.

Mark and Loretta Sladek 2019-06-11 11:21:43

We will miss the fun times we always had together at Chula Vista and Ogden Trails Pioneer Meetings ❤ We will remember you with smiles????

Kathy & Gary Luka 2019-06-15 17:43:06

Joan we are so saddened to hear about John. Think of you often . Our thoughts & prayers are with you & the family . Much love .