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George Nicoletti of LaGrange Park

George E. Nicoletti, age 92 of LaGrange Park, formerly of North Riverside. Retired 50-year Navistar employee, where he had several patents, and past president of Italian Catholic Federation. Beloved husband of Pauline (nee Belandi) and the late Jeanette (nee DeMaria), loving father of Diane (late Ken) Marshall, Donna (Pete Iovinelli) Stone and step-father of Christine (Skip) Lang, Lawrence (Paula) Manetti and Louis (Sylvia) Manetti, cherished grandfather of Michael Stone, Gina (Brian) Hayes, step-grandfather of Beth, Becca, Scott, Kristen, Lawrence, Matthew, Carrigan, Louis and David and step-great-grandfather of Kaily, Tim, Mia, Nicholas, Anthony, Bella, Johnnie, Bennett, Kenzie Grace, Louis, Patsy and Lila Rose. Funeral Thursday, September 13, 9:30am Prayers at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, 2447 S. DesPlaines Avenue, North Riverside to Mater Christi Church. Mass 10:00am. Inurnment Private. Visitation Wednesday, 3:00pm-9:00pm.

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Dear Nicoletti Family, My deepest sympathies on your loss. I am sorry I just heard about his passing. He and my dad, Al Nelli, used to drive to work together back when it was International Harvester. They are having a IH reunion in heaven as my dad passed in 2017. I think George may have stood up to my parents wedding. He was a kind and gentle man. Gods peace to you .

Karen Mackey Jan 1 2019 8:26 PM

He will certainly be missed by everyone here at Abbington Banquets as well as all the staff from the Mar Lac House. He attended and organized so many events at our facilities throughout many years.

Louis Fabbri Sep 12 2018 10:07 AM

I so sorry to hear about Georges passing. I worked with him at Navistar for about 10 years before he retired, an absolutely wonderful person to work with. He was always willing to help the younger engineers like myself. George had the demeanor of rabbit but the cunning of a fox. Please accept mine and my families condolence.

Mark Wasielewski Sep 12 2018 7:44 AM

Im so sorry to hear about Georges passing. May God be with you and comfort you and bring you peace. George and I worked together for many years. He was a wonderful mentor and a master of high pressure fuel injection. He taught me so much. I remember him as being rock solid, always positive and fun to be around. I never saw him down or worried, he always had such a wonderful demeanor. I always looked forward to the annual engineering picnic, where he was a regular. We shared so many great times together at work where he truly helped make International/Navistar what it is today. I can say with confidence that he was responsible for so many really great accomplishments in the engine division. He will be missed and not forgotten by those of us that worked with him.

Tyler Erickson Sep 12 2018 6:22 AM

My deepest condolences to the family and everyone whose lives were blessed by George and his presence. I will miss George tremendously. A truly wonderful, kind-hearted person with a keen intellect who I will never forget.

Jerrick Malinin Sep 11 2018 3:23 PM

Sorry to hear about George-he was outstanding member of the church! Wonderful eucharistic minister to the sick and homebound. We loved sitting behind him and his wife in church. Jason, Colin and Noretta Griffin

Jason Griffin Sep 10 2018 11:19 PM