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Thomas Planera - 83

2/11/1935 - 11/18/2018

longtime Chicago Heights

Thomas “Tom” Planera. Age 83. Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Immigrated from Amaseno, Provincia di Frosinone, Italy in 1954. Proprietor of Planera Painting. Longtime Member of the Chicago Heights Amaseno Lodge #3, Order Sons of Italy Chicago Heights Lodge #1430 and 4th Degree Knight of The Knights of Columbus Chicago Heights Council #997. Husband of 61 years to Eva nee Cipolla. Father of Thomas (Gayle) Planera, Rita Planera, Teresa (Marco) Bravo, Romana (Michael) Malinowski. Grandfather of Alessandra Planera, Thomas J Planera, Adam Clayton, Madeline Clayton and Paige Malinowski. Son of the late Teresa nee DeProsperis and Giuseppe Planera. Brother of Livio (Carmine) Planera, Mary (late Joseph) Pongelli, Anna (late Ettore) Panici, Susan (Joseph) Grilli and the late Cesare (Cesarina) Planera, Raymond (late Mary) Planera, Eugene (late Gisa) Planera, Mario Planera. Beloved “Zi’ Bitto” to many nieces and nephews and friend to many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th St (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Friday November 23rd from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Funeral Saturday 10:15 am from funeral home to San Rocco Oratory. Mass 11:00 AM. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. For further service information 708-481-9230 and

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