Gail B. Locaciato, 81 of Huntley, died peacefully, September 29, 2019
Visitation will be on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 9:30-12:30 at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00pm at St. Mary Catholic Church-10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Huntley Animal House Shelter.
Gail was born October 29, 1937 in Chicago, the daughter of Anthony and Marie Lerro. In 1956 she married Anthony Locaciato. She enjoyed playing cards, reading, video poker and playing the slots. Her greatest joy was her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, and Grammy who will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Tony Locaciato, her children, Jim (Christine) Locaciato, Craig (Terry) Locaciato, and Dena (Tony) Locaciato, by her grandchildren, Tony (Dayna), Matthew (Christi), by her sister-in-law, Diane Lerro and by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and by her brother, Glenn.
For further information please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or online condolences may be directed to www.defiorefuneral.com
Gail, you will truly be missed, May the good Lord open his ams and embrace you as you enter a life of eternal peace with more pain or suffering. Until we meet again
The Lord needed another Angel , you were waiting for his call. Many hearts are broken here on Earth, we do have wonderful memories and pictures. You will never be forgotten .our love and deepest sympathy to all the family.
Gail, you will be missed by many who had the pleasure of knowing you and enjoying breaking bread together at neighborhood functions. Your pain & struggles are over ,may you R.I.P. . My heart and prayers go out to Tony and your children. Thank you for all the nice conversations we had Gail. God Bless you all !
Tony my thoughts are with you and the family at this very sad time. I know that Gail will be missed by her children and her grandchildren and especially by you. My prayers are with you
Gail, even though I’ve known you for only three years you were a great neighbor. Enjoyed hanging out in the summer and chitchatting on the driveway. You will be truly missed by many in our neighborhood. Prayers and condolences to your husband Tony, who is a terrific neighbor and person, and your family. You are in Gods loving hands now full of peace and free of pain. RIP
My heart goes out to you, Dina and your Dad and brothers. I know she was a tremendous support in your life.
My thoughts and prayers are with you, Tony, and your family; will keep you all in my prayers. So grateful that we sat together at the N.34 summer gathering and had such a good time.
I've known Tony and Gail since they moved in to our 6-plex about 8 years ago, and quickly became close friends with them and their darling puppy Maggie. Gail was such a sweet lady - a mother to me when a needed a mom, a nurse when I needed a gentle hand, a fantastic cook who made scrambled eggs just the way I like them, and baked most awesome chocolate chip cookies! Gail was classy, her house was her pride, she kept it always 'guest ready', decorated for the seasons, especially Christmas - and of course made Christmas cookies galore! She was always available to chat, sit on the driveway or go to Papa G's. Often when I popped in, Andrea Bocelli would be playing on Alexa. I miss you Gail, and always will. Memories of you warm my heart. I'll think of you whenever I'm sitting with Tony or walking with Maggie. God is with you, Gail!
May your Mom rest in peace. Love and support.
Dear Craig, Sending condolences to you are your family during this difficult time. With sympathy, Julie
My sincere condolences. She will be missed-many great memories! Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
My thoughts and prayers go out to uncle Tony and family love suzy
From the day I met Gail, she immediately welcomed me with open arms and treated me as if I was one of the family. Even though I only met her a few years ago, it felt like I had known her for a lifetime. And yet, it certainly was not enough time that I had with her. For the countless times we visited and played cards (Triple Play, that blasted game) it just wasn't enough. I had hoped to have many more years with her, but in the grand scheme of things she made it so far with this illness and we need to be thankful for the time we had. She lived a full, rewarding life with an abundance of people who loved her, me among them.
Pete and I were very saddened to hear of Gails passing. Here’s knowing the great memories that you all have will help brighten your darkest days. When Dayna became part of the Locaciato family, Gail made her feel like her own Grand-Daughter. Her expertise in making Focaccia bread actually enticed Pete to make the drive to Huntley every Thanksgiving....a really big deal. The “boys” in her life were the sparkle in her eyes. She will always be remembered in our hearts. We loved her, too. Our most heartfelt condolences to Gail’s loved ones.