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Valentino Antonacci
Photographs & Information furnished by : Lynn Shehorn
Valentino Antonacci
Born in 1888 in Italy
Immigrated to the United States in 1904
Married 1: Loretta Fanale
Married 2 : Eva Libbra
Died in 1969 in Illinois
Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Gillespie, Macoupin County, Illinois.
   1920 United States Cenus :
      Home in 1920 - Dorchester, Macoupin County, Illinois
      Age - 31 years, White, Male
      Relation to Head of House - Boarder
      Father's Birth Place - Italy
      Mother's Birth Place - Italy
      Marital Status - Widowed
      Residing in the household of - Eva Libra, age 33
            other household members: Oscar Libra, 7; Alma Libra, 6; Gina Libra, 5; Louis Vesper, 25
   1930 United States Cenus :
      Home in 1930 - Wilsonville, Macoupin County, Illinois
      Age - 42 years
      Head of Household
      Spouse's name - Eva Antonacci
            other household members: Ranearo Antonacci, 21; Alvira Antonacci, 18;
            Oscar Libbra, 18; Elma Libbra, 16; Jeno Libbra, 15; Chas Koschnick, 51; Julio Bertini, 44; Pete Billings, 44;
Vanetino Antonacci
The 1920s boarding house is pictured.
Eva & Valentino Antonacci built, owned and operated the Wilsonville Boarding House.
Vanetino & Eva Antonacci
Wilsonville Boarding House
Constucted in the 1920s.     Pictured in 2008
Wilsonville Boarding House in 2008
Photographed by : George Vincent 
Valentino Antonacci
Died in 1969; Burial - Holy Cross Cemetery, Gillespie, IL.
Tombstone Photo
Known Children of Valentino Antonacci :
      Ranearo "Ranny" R. Antonacci, Pearl P. Antonacci, Alvira "Vera" Antonacci

Ranearo "Ranny" R. Antonacci,
      October 4, 1908 - September 16, 2007
      Married - Ida Bertagnolli
      Burial - Benld City Cemetery, Benld, Illinois.
Ranny Antonacci
Bunker Hill
* 1908 - 2007 *

          Ranny R. Antonacci, 98, of Bunker Hill died at 6:55 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, at Rosewood Care Center in Alton.
          He was born Oct. 4, 1908, in Dawson, a son of the late Valentino and Loretta (Fanale) Anotnacci. He married Ida (Bertagnolli) Antonacci on Feb. 22, 1937; she survives.
          Mr. Anotnacci was a retired custodian for Olin Corp., as wellas a former volunteer fireman in Wilsonville.
          He is survived by his wife, Ida Antonacci of Bunker Hill; a sister, Pearl Dumez of Gillespie; two sisters-in-law, Dolores Howe and Lena Bravin; a brother-in-law, Bob Howe; and several nieces and nephews.
          In addition to his parents, he was preceeded in death by a sister, Vera Tucker; two step-brothers, Oscar Libbra and Geno Libbra; a step-sister, Dolly Maberry; and two brothers-in-law, Tilo Bertagnolli and Max Bertagnolli.
          Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Benld. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept 19, at the funeral home, with Monsignor Larry Auda officiating. Burial was in Benld Cemetery.
          Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice.

Pearl P. Antonacci
      May 29,1910 - March 26, 2009
      Married - Emile Dumez
      Burial - Holy Cross Cemetery, Gillespie, IL.
            Obituary Photo of Pearl Dumez
Pearl Dumez
* 1910 - 2009 *

          Pearl P. Dumez, 98, of Gillespie, died at 10:30 p.m., Thursday, March 26, 2009, at Heritage Manor in Gillespie.
          She was born May 29, 1910, in Riverton, a daughter of the late Valentino and Loretta (Fanale) Anotnacci. She married Emil Dumez; he later died.
          Mrs. Dumez worked as a seamstress and was formerly employed by Olin Corp. and Betty D. Garment Co. She was a member of Ss. Simon and Jude Altar Society in Gillespie.
          She is survived by a sister-in-law, Ida Antonacci of Godfrey; three grandchildren, Lynn Shehorn and husband Michael and William Sloan and wife Jan, all of Benld, and Dianne Hendricks of Wilsonville; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
          In additon to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Lauretta June Sloan; a sister, Vera Tucker; a brother, Ranny Antonacci, two step-brothers, Oscar Libbra and Geno Libbra, and a step-sister, Dolly Maberry.
          Visitation was held from 3 p.m. until time of service on Sunday, March 29, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie. Funeral services followed at 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with Monsignor Larry Auda officiating.
          Memorials are suggested to the Ss. Simon and Jude Altar Society of Gillespie.

Alvira "Vera" Antonacci
      Born about 1912
      Married - Mr. Tucker

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