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John Robert Rancilio

October 29, 1927 March 4, 2019
John Robert Rancilio
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John Robert Rancilio, 91 of Herrin, passed away Monday, March 4, 2019.
John started working as the movie projectionist, working for Marlow’s Drive in Herrin and at the Egyptian Drive In in Energy. He was a retired coal miner having retired from Consol Rend Lake Coal Mine (formerly known at Inland Steel).
John was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin and a veteran of the U. S. Army.
John was born October 29, 1927 in Herrin, IL to Mario F. and Maria Theresa (Cerutti) Rancilio.
John was united in marriage with Dorothy L. Jacques on September 17, 1949 in Herrin, IL.
Surviving are his wife of almost 70 years, Dorothy Rancilio; son, Bruce Rancilio of Energy; two grandchildren, Duke E. Watson of West Frankfort, Ezra Rancilio of Herrin; two great grandchildren, MacKenzie Watson and Gabrielle Watson both of Murphysboro and a sister, Pauline Corder of Paducah, KY.
He was preceded in death by a son, David J. Rancilio on July 22, 2010, a daughter, Deb Watson on December 7, 2010 and his parents.
A Rite of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin with Msgr. Ken Schaefer and Fr. J. Clyde Grogan officiating. A time of visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2019 in the gathering space of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. Burial with a Flag Folding Ceremony and Taps conducted by the IL Army National Guard Honors Detail will be in San Carlo Cemetery in Herrin. Memorial donations are suggested and may be made to the OLMC New School Fund, c/o Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 316 West Monroe Street, Herrin, IL 62948; St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road, Marion, IL 62959; envelopes will be available at the church.


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Visitation

Saturday

9

Mar

9:00 AM 3/9/2019 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/9/2019 11:00:00 AM
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church

316 West Monroe Street
Herrin, IL 62948

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church
316 West Monroe Street Herrin 62948 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Saturday

9

Mar

11:00 AM 3/9/2019 11:00:00 AM
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church

316 West Monroe Street
Herrin, IL 62948

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church
316 West Monroe Street Herrin 62948 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

San Carlo Cemetery Final Resting Place

c/o OLMC
316 West Monroe
Herrin, IL 62948

c/o OLMC Herrin 62948 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church

316 West Monroe Street
Herrin, IL 62948

St Jude Children's Research Hospital

Hospice of Southern Illinois

204 Halfway Road
Marion, IL 62959
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