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Joseph John Miceli Sr.

February 28, 1941 ~ March 25, 2021 (age 80)

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Joseph John Miceli Sr., 80, of Chicago, passed away March 25, 2021.  Beloved husband of Rose Mary, nee Maietta for 60 years; loving father of Gina (John) Hoffman, Joseph John Jr. (Tammy), Maria (Stephen) Castagneri and Lisa (Steven) Woodson; cherished grandfather of Michael (Alanna), Sean and Nicole Miceli and Delton Hoffman; proud great grandfather of Ryan, Isabella, Brecken, Gage and Dallas Miceli; devoted son of Eleanor, nee Downey and John Carlo and grandson of Joseph and Mary, nee Sabitano; dearest brother of the late James (the late Geraldine) and half brother of Placito “Pat” and John Miceli, Helen Miceli Swanik and Mary and Dr. Frank Miceli; fond brother in law, uncle, cousin and friend of many. 

Retired after more than 40 years as a foreman and laborer for the City of Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation.  He also worked for the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune.  Proud and active member of Laborer’s Union 1001. 

Visitation Tues., March 30th, 2:00 - 8:00 PM at The Elms Funeral Home, 7600 W. Grand Ave., Elmwood Park.  Friends and family will meet at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church, 1500 S. 59th Ct., Cicero on Wednesday, March 31st for visitation from 9:15 AM until time of Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM.  Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60606 or www.heart.org

The Funeral Mass will be limited to one hundred fifteen (115) people.  To help manage the number of guests in attendance, WE KINDLY REQUEST THAT YOU RSVP (SEE LINK BELOW) IF YOU WILL BE ATTENDING THE MASS.  In accordance with local, state and national mandates, those entering the church are required to wear a face covering.


Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Visitation will be limited to fifty (50) people at any given time.  All visitors entering the funeral home are required to wear a face covering. Due to the number of people who would like to pay their respects, we ask that you make your visit a brief one in order to allow all who would like to attend a chance to do so. The family appreciates your sincere cooperation during these very challenging and difficult times.  If you do not feel well, it is recommended that you stay home and rest.

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Funeral Service


March 30, 2021

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Elms Funeral Home
7600 W. Grand Avenue
Elmwood Park, IL 60707

March 31, 2021

9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church
1500 S. 59th Court
Cicero, IL 60804

Funeral Mass
March 31, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church
1500 S. 59th Court
Cicero, IL 60804

Please note

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 115 people. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their place

March 31, 2021

Mt. Carmel Cemetery
1400 S. Wolf Rd.
Hillside, IL 60162


American Heart Association
300 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1200, Chicago IL 60606
Web: https://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/

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