Joseph V. Femali, 76 of Huntley, died peacefully, February 10, 2021 at his home with his family by his side.
Visitation will be on Friday, February 19, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00pm at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00am at First Congregational Church of Huntley, 11628 Main Street in Huntley. Burial will be at Huntley Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to First Congregational Church of Huntley.
Joe was born February 16, 1944 in Melrose Park, Illinois the son of Joe and Angeline Femali. Although Joe was born in Melrose Park, Huntley was home to him and Karen. On May 25, 1974 he married Karen J. Tittsworth. In 1980 he joined the Huntley Volunteer Fire Department and went on to become a paramedic . He was very proud of his time spent on the Fire Department. For thirty seven years Joe worked at Union Special. After his retirement he worked at Wistad’s Grocery store, and at Randall Oaks Golf Course and at DeFiore Funeral Home, all jobs that he enjoyed very much. Joe was an avid golfer, Bears and White Sox fan. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Femali, his six sons, Philop (Angie) Femali, Joey (Mandy) Femali, Rick (Kara) Femali, Mark Femali, Jason (Lynette) Carlock, and Mark (April) Carlock, by his grandchildren, Hazel Mae, (Mike), Eva, Madison, Tori, Joey, Kate, Teagan, Nolan, Landon, Lily, Ryan, James, Johnny and Jo-Jo. By his great grand children, Adelaide June, Audryna and Mikayla, by his sisters, Donna (Mark) Grant, Toni (Russell) Packo.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Tina.
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Karen, So sorry to hear Joe has died. I always enjoyed working with him, he usually had a story to tell about working at the Fire Department. May the peace of Christ comfort you in these trying times.
Dear Karen & family - We were so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. What a great guy! I have a picture of him as Santa, with Boots & Sue sitting on his lap, displayed on my dresser! I can only imagine how much you will miss him. Know that you're in our prayers. Love, Larry & Betsey
Dear Karen and family, We were just reminiscing about Joe’s antics a few days ago and how he was so patient with me on the golf course. A truly kind, generous and devoted man to his family, church and friends. He will always be in my thoughts and memory. I will miss him. If only more of us could be more like Joe it really would be a better world.