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John S. Pagani, Sr.
August 1, 1947 ~ August 16, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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John S. Pagani, Sr., 76, of Machesney Park, passed away August 16, 2023. He was born August 1, 1947, to his parents, Sam and Rose Pagani.
John graduated from Boylan Catholic High School in 1965. He went on to enlist in the United States Army, he served 2 years active duty and 4 years inactive duty. John was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal - Korea, and the M-16 Sharpshooter Medal. John took great pride in serving and protecting the United States of America. John went on to work for the Center for Sight and Hearing, and was happily retired in 2018.
John married the love of his life, Dorothea Pagani, in Kauai, Hawaii on September 23, 1971. Together, they shared a beautiful life and lots of happy memories. John loved to cook, and grill out, but above all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.
Survived by his children, John (Kiersten) Pagani and Jennifer (Nate) Green; grandchildren, Lauren (Josh) Buckert, Nate Pagani, Elizabeth Pagani, and Charlie Green; brother, Sam Pagani.
Preceded in death by his wife, Dorothea Pagani; parents, Sam and Rose Pagani; brother, David Pagani.
Graveside service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, September 25, 2023 in Sunset Memorial Gardens, 8800 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park, IL 61115.