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August J. Barberi - 109

South Chicago Heights, Illinois

August “Augie” J. Barberi, age 109, passed August 27, 2022, one month shy of his 110th birthday.  He was preceded in death by his parents, August Sr. and Anna Barberi (nee Cella); his beloved wife of 57 years, Ida Barberi (nee Caldarone); his brother Charles (Esther) Barberi, sisters Rose (Pat) Bramanti, Julie (Louis) Simonetti, and Marie (Cosmo) Primavera; and longtime companion Margaret DeRosa.  He is survived by his loving sons Raymond (Carol) and Robert (Christine) Barberi; cherished grandchildren Lisa, Scott (Lori) and Brian Barberi, and Tracy (Joseph) Sorce; dear great-grandchildren Brittany Sowacke, Nick and Mike Barberi, Marco, Julia and Ava Sorce.  Augie was a lifelong resident of South Chicago Heights, Illinois.  In 1915, his family moved into a home that his father built.  Then in 1952, he built his own home for his family on the adjoining lot.  He retired from General Electric Company in 1975.  Over the years, Augie was very active in church activities and belonged to many social clubs in Chicago Heights, South Chicago Heights and Bloom Township.  He was also a big sports fan, always rooting for his two favorite teams, the Chicago White Sox and the University of Notre Dame football team.  Summers would find him tending to his vegetable garden.  He was still canning tomatoes from his garden and making his own pasta sauce when he was 100.  In 2007, he was the Grand Marshall for the South Chicago Heights centennial celebration.  After living on the same street for almost 100 years, it was named Honorary August Barberi Way in 2013.  Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 West 14th Street (U.S. Rte 30, 3 blocks East of Western Avenue), Chicago Heights on Tuesday September 6, 2022 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Funeral Wednesday September 7, 2022 9:45 am from funeral home to St. Liborius Church, 71 West 35th Street, Steger. Mass 10:30 am.  Entombment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. Info 708-481-9230 and

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