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Paul John Miramonti
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Paul John Miramonti, 93 of Herrin, died 11:45 a.m. Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Shawnee Christian Nursing Center in Herrin.

Paul was born August 5, 1924 in Herrin, IL to Mario and Louise (Comerio) Miramonti.

Paul attended 8 years of grade school at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School and 4 years of high school at Herrin High School in Herrin, graduating in 1942.

In March of 1943, he was drafted into the U. S. Army during World War II. He was sent to radio school for 22 weeks. After graduating from AIT, he served 18 months as a radio operator using International Morse Code to gather Intelligence from O.S.S. Agents and Resistance Forces in the European Theater of Operations under General Donavan of the O.S.S. He was discharged from the Army in 1946 as a Sergeant (T/4). After his honorable service and discharge during World War II, he returned home and worked for Comerio’s Bakery from 1946 until 1969. On January 5, 1970, he started working as a Driver Salesman for Southern Beverage Company (Budweiser Distributorship), retiring on June 27, 1986.

Paul was a member of the Teamsters Local Union # 347 in West Frankfort and the Herrin American Legion Post # 645.

Paul is survived by his sister, Gloria Ellis of Effingham; two nieces, Mary (Randy) Arney of Los Angeles, CA, Susan (Steve) Schearer of Tucson, AZ; nephew, Paul Ellis of Effingham and several great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Jack Ellis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin with Monsignor Ken Schaefer officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Saturday in the gathering space of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. Interment with military graveside rites conducted by the Herrin American Legion Post # 645, Carterville American Legion Post # 347 and the Baker-Ladd V. F. W. Post # 1567 will be in San Carlo Cemetery in Herrin.

Memorial donations are suggested and may be made to the OLMC New School Fund, c/o OLMC 316 West Monroe Street, Herrin, IL 62948 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959; envelopes will be available at the church.

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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church

316 West Monroe Street
Herrin, IL 62948

Funeral Mass




10:00 AM
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church

316 West Monroe Street
Herrin, IL 62948

Cemetery Details


San Carlo Cemetery

c/o OLMC
316 West Monroe
Herrin, IL 62948

Memorial Contribution

OLMC New School Fund

St Jude Children's Research Hospital


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