Joseph J. Coconato, age 56, of Villa Park

Written by Brust Funeral Home on January 27th, 2015

coconatoMr. Joseph Coconato, 56, died unexpectedly on Monday, January 26th at his home in Villa Park, IL.  He spent the majority of his life in the Lombard/Villa Park area, graduating from Glenbard East High School in 1976. Joe was a proud union member since his high school graduation. He was the President and Business Manager of Construction and General Laborers’ Union Local No. 25 and President of the Laborers’ District Council.

Joe is preceded in death by his mother, Beatrice, his father, Joseph and step-father, Robert.  He is survived by his three sons, Joseph, Justin and Vincent and his step-daughters, Lisa and Kaylyn.

In his spare time, you could always find Joe enjoying a cold one and smoking his cigars.  He loved his garden, riding his lawnmower and watching his Chicago Bears.  Sundays were always the most important day to Joe because he loved spending time with his sons and it gave him an excuse to cook one of his fabulous meals.  Even though he had a rough exterior, he was nothing but a giant teddy bear that loved to play practical jokes, so anyone around him had to always keep their eyes open at all times.  Joe had a heart of gold and was always willing to help out his friends and family.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 pm, Thursday, January 29th, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 30th at 10 am at Brust Funeral Home.  Burial will take place at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1400 S. Wolf Road, Hillside.


8 Comments so far ↓

  1. Frank & Sandy Ballinger says:

    Joe, Vincent, Justin, So very sorry for the loss of your Dad. He was a great man and so very proud of his son!s.

  2. John Risko says:

    Joe was a great guy. I had many great times with Joe having a cold one years ago @ urbans and Oneals/Odonnels.

  3. Michelle (Litteau) Margie says:

    To all of the family… I am so sorry for your loss… My heart goes out to you all. I have nothing but fun, fond memories of Joe…. from the time I can remember life! He was a great guy and will truly be missed.

  4. Carla M Schleimer says:

    Joe has been a customer of Inland Bank for years. We always enjoyed his weekly visits at the bank and will truly miss him. He was a wonderful man and loved his sons. Rest in Peace Joe

  5. Aunt Gerry and Uncle Larry says:

    Love and prayers to all your family.

  6. dave Quaiver says:

    I will miss joe’s friendly wave as I walked pass his house daily while delivering his mail to him…I will always remember him on his tractor every saturday morning taking care of his yard with his cigar and a smile…and his great christmas decorations he put out every year..he will be missed but never forgotten.Rest in peace my friend.

  7. Rita Kaye Bragdon says:

    Boys, I don’t know how I am going to get my garden to grow without Joe’s advice. He was always helpful with any problem I had. He did shame me into getting my lawn in shape and I appreciate him for that. He was a wonderful man, friend and neighbor. You know he is mowing the lawn in Heaven with his ever-present cigar. God Bless you and may your father Rest In Peace.

  8. crystal Catchings says:

    Boys I loved and will always will love him. And I missed out on saying see u later. I was surposed to be there with yall. I don’t have a car to get there. I am so so so sorry. He will always be my one and only true love. Dam time don’t wait for no one.

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