Benjamin "Sonny" DeCicco
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DeCicco , Benjamin "Sonny"

Benjamin "Sonny" DeCicco, November 17, 1938-November 11, 2020. Sonny was born and raised in Chicago. He graduated from Austin High School and was a proud Veteran of the United States Army where he served as a paratrooper and spent time in his ancestral home of Italy. He returned home to marry his high school sweetheart and raise his brood of girls in Cicero and Elk Grove Village. He worked at Sears for years as a long-haul trucker and led many convoys with the handle Noble Roman. He retired to Galena with his loving wife Mary, where he served as the Post Commander in the local American Legion Honor Guard. He also ran for the local school board and cherished his morning coffee talks with his fellow vets. He was a master story-teller and would never fail to tell you which cross streets in the city the event took place. Devoted Husband to Mary; Cherished brother to Judith(Edward), Loving father to Rhonda, Tamera (James), Dana (Joseph), Trina (Chuck), Serena (Brian), and Bena (James); Caring stepfather to Kristi (Jeff); Proud Papa to Salvatore, Anthony, Gia, Vincent, Angela, Jason, Shana, Dustin, Joseph, Michael, Stephen, Adam, Jared, Zachary, Julia, Rosemarie, Zachary, and Joshua; Dear Great Grandfather to 32. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Nov. 12, 2020.
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November 24, 2020
There never was a greater man who walked this earth. He was always there for me and my family as my parents struggled as young adults to provide for me and my siblings. I consider myself lucky to have grown up with such a man in my life. My only regret is that life and the things it entails grew us apart but i will forever keep him along with my grandma in my heart
Sal
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November 12, 2020
Benny had a twinkle in his eye and such a handsome smile. His family and friends will miss him but he will be watching over us all from Heaven will a coffee cup in his hand. God bless him and may he Rest In Peace.
Judy Kovack
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November 12, 2020
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Darlene Reece
November 12, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person.
Sonny will be remembered as a gentle giant who loved his daughters and grandchildren.
Prayers to his wife, daughters, grandchildren and loving sister Judy and her family.
Carmella Smidl and family
Carmella Smidl
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November 12, 2020
Dear Family of Sonny DeCicco, May your memories be your source of strength and bring smiles to your faces. We send our sincere condolences on the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, friend.
Eileen & Dov Kahana

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