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Ralph James Fiaoni

Ralph James Fiaoni, 93 of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 12:07 p.m. at his home in Taylorville, IL. He was born on June 13, 1926 in Kincaid, IL the son of Gabriel and Lenora (Giovagnoli) Fiaoni. He married his wife of 69 years, Joan A. Giovagnoli on June 3, 1950 in Taylorville, IL. Ralph retired as a foreman at CIPS after working for 36 years. He proudly served as Corporal in the 30th Infantry Regiment of the 3rd Infantry Division of the 7th Army World War II (1944-1946). During his time in the war he earned several decorations including a Purple Heart. When he returned from service, he became a member of the VFW Post #4495 in Taylorville, St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Taylorville Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his Wife: Joan Fiaoni of Taylorville; Sons: John (Treva) Fiaoni of Taylorville; Dave (Laura) Fiaoni of Arlington , TX; Mike (Cathy) Fiaoni of Licking, MO; Grandchildren: Cory Fiaoni and Companion Amanda; Phillip (Emily) Fiaoni; Robert, Thomas and Gracie Fiaoni; Rebecca McNeal and Stanford McNeal Jr; Great-Grandchildren: Preston and Zayn; Sister: Betty Mazzotti; Sister-in-Law: Norene Dixon; Nephews Lynn Dixon, Gary and Larry Mazzotti; Nieces: Marlene Ladley and Jill Dixon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Brother: Angelo (Helen) Fiaoni; Brothers-in-Law: Don Mazzotti and Jack Dixon; Nephews: Rick Fiaoni and Scott Dixon. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 9, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with Monsignor David Lantz officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL with military graveside honors.

Memorials may be made to VFW Post #4495 515 N West Ave, Taylorville, IL 62568.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Thank you

Mike Fiaoni Aug 11 2019 12:00 AM

Thank you Greg

Mike Fiaoni Aug 11 2019 12:00 AM

Thank you both.

Mike Fiaoni Aug 11 2019 12:00 AM

May the constant love of caring friends and family soften you sadness; May cherished memories bring you moments of comfort; and may lasting peace surround your grieving hear.
Thanks for the memories with Cub & Boy Scouts (132), and for taking my ex- husband fishing at CoHo Bend, what an experience for him. Yolanda & Rick Marucco

Yolanda Marucco Aug 7 2019 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on August 7, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Aug 7 2019 12:00 AM


Expression of Sympathy Aug 7 2019 12:00 AM

We send our deepest sympathy and love to all of you as you honor your dear father. May your many memories bring you peace and comfort.

Jim & Rita Altman Aug 5 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ralph Fiaoni

Cheryl Croft Aug 5 2019 12:00 AM

A SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent on August 5, 2019

Our Prayers, Love and Sympathy to the Fiaoni family in this time of loss. Michael and Cassie McPherson

Expression of Sympathy Aug 5 2019 12:00 AM

Mike Fiaoni and Family
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Greg Francis

Greg Francis Aug 5 2019 12:00 AM

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