Lauretta A. Citrano, 88, of Huntley, died peacefully on February 14, 2021 with her beloved husband by her side.
Visitation will be on Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 9:00am until 10:00am at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00am on Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church-10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. Burial will be at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery in Palatine. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital.
Lauretta was born November 17, 1932 in Chicago, IL., the son of Leo and Gertrude Wiley. Lauretta grew up in Forest Park, Illinois. She graduated from Proviso East High School where she and Chuck were high school sweethearts. On April 24, 1954 she married her husband Charles Citrano whom she met in 4th grade. She and Chuck lived in Hoffman Estates and later Sleepy Hollow. She worked as a secretary within District 211 in Hoffman Estates. In 1999 she and Chuck moved to Sun City, Huntley. Lauretta was an avid reader. Every day she would read the entire newspaper, which allowed her to stay very current with all going on in the world. She also enjoyed reading fiction or mystery novels daily. She was an amazing homemaker and took pride in decorating and preparing for the holidays, a tradition she has past on to her children and grandchildren. She will be remembered as a kind, caring, hardworking, God loving and someone who cherished her family.
She is survived by her loving husband, Chuck, her children, Tom Citrano, Cynthia (Dean) Conomikes, and Tracy Citrano, by her grandchildren, Katherine P., and Patrick D. Conomikes and by several nieces and nephews.
Lauretta was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Patricia and by her siblings, Rosemary, Lorraine, Robert, and Thomas.
For further information please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or online condolences may be directed to www.defiorefuneral.com
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Sometimes the loss is too big,and the pain too deep to put into words. That's what tears are for, and time, and memories. Please know that in addition to family, you have friends to help you, if not in person, certainly in prayers. Thinking of all of you at this time with love.
Great memories from our bocce days! Thoughts and prayers are with you!!
I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I know she was a wonderful mother to you all. And what a beautiful love story she and your Dad shared! They were truly blessed to have such a long life together and children to share their love with. I am thinking of you and hoping that your many loving memories will comfort you.
My sympathies on your loss I know she will be missed greatly.