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William "Emo" Peretti

February 20, 1924 ~ December 23, 2019 (age 95)


William "Emo" A. Peretti, 95, of Lombard, IL passed away December 23, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Hospital of Downers Grove, IL. Former husband of Marilyn G. (Woerner) Peretti; Loving father of Chris & Tom, Dear Brother of Tootie Carpen, Tillie Nuccetelli, the late Joseph “Bep”, late Ann Demore & the late Mary Goodrow, Fond uncle to Richard Demore, Donald Demore & Kathy Bordick (Carpen).  Emo graduated with a BA degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and served the US Armed Forces in the WWII European Campaign from 1943 -1947.  The details of his service can be found at (  Emo retired from GTE Sylvania (Elk Grove Village) after 36 years.  In retirement, Emo enjoyed walking the Great Western Trail in Illinois and Hunting &Fishing in Pennsylvania. 

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 6, 2019 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home of Penfield, PA.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, 11:00 a.m., Monday, at St. Joseph Catholic Church of Force, PA with Father Mark Mastrian as celebrant.

Interment will take place in the church cemetery.

Military Honors will be accorded by the Bennetts Valley American Legion Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to The Morton Arboretum, ( and will be accepting online condolences at

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January 6, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home
12045 Bennetts Valley Highway
Penfield, PA 15849

Mass of Christian Burial
January 6, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
17764 Bennett's Valley Hwy.
Force, PA 15841

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