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Michael Joseph Vivona

Posted By Hitzeman Funeral Home On July 23, 2013 @ 3:53 pm In Obituary | 4 Comments

American FlagMichael Joseph Vivona, age 88, of La Grange Park. WW ll Army Veteran. Beloved husband of Rosemary Vivona, nee Bafaro; dear father of Louise (the late Steven) Vivona- Miller, Rick (Cindy) Vivona and Barbara (Jim) Riccio; devoted grandfather of Amanda Riccio, Matt Vivona, Jason (Angela) Riccio, Dana Vivona, Sarah Bottini and Juliana Bottini; dear brother of Nick (the late Eleanor) Vivona and the late Daniel (Helen) Vivona and Dominick ( the late Arlene) Vivona; uncle of many nieces and nephews. During World War II, he served in the US Army Signal Corps as a high speed radio operator on the island of Okinawa. After the war, he used the GI bill to go to Roosevelt University and received a bachelor of science degree in accounting. He then worked for 3M company for 39 years at the Bedford Park, Illinois plant. He retired as a credit manager at National Advertising a subsidiary of 3M. He loved his children and their spouses. He cherished and loved his six grandchildren. Visitation Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Thursday, July 25, 2013, 9:00 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral Thursday 9:30 A.M. to St. Louise de Marillac Church, La Grange Park, Mass 10:00 A.M. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Memorials appreciated to Robert E. Coulter, Jr., American Legion Post #1941, 900 S. La Grange Rd., La Grange, IL. 60526. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com


Condolences for the family of “Michael Joseph Vivona”

Condolence from Brian Vivona on July 23rd, 2013 7:34 pm

I fondly remember the 4 Vivona brothers working, laughing and talking about everything at the house on NewEngland with Grandma. Its sad 3 of the 4 are now gone. All good men, part of as Tom Brokaw wrote, the greatest generation

Condolence from Angela Novak on July 23rd, 2013 11:23 pm

The Novak family sends our love and prayers. We wish you strength and comfort through these difficult times. I’ll always remember your dad for his determination and love of knowledge. His greatest joy was his family and his spirit lives within each of you. God Bless all of you,
Angela

Condolence from Michael Vivona on July 24th, 2013 9:23 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
He put up a good fight. Love to all.

Marylou

Condolence from Mike and Carmela Rowe on July 24th, 2013 11:16 am

Our condolences to Rick, Cindy, Matt, Dana, and the entire Vivona family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Mike and Carmela Rowe

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