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Richard J Spese

Richard J Spese Age 72 passed away Saturday August 14 2010 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home with his loving wife ad son and friends by his side. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Marie his son John and daughter Donna (Greg) Boness three grandchildren Edward (Valerie) Boness Stephanie (Jeffery) Brzowski and Andrew (Sarah) Boness. Three great grandchildren Lillie and Asher Boness and Judemicheal Boness. Two sisters Jean (Jim) Maro Vicki (Richard) Powell and a brother James Spese. Numerous nieces nephews and special cousins Marguerite and Gregory Morris also survive.Preceded in death by his parents John and Anna Bell (nee Collier) Spese.Richard was very proud of his affiliation in getting the Special Olympics program started in Joliet. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Marys Immaculate Church in Plainfield IL Friday August 20 2010 at 10:30am.. NO VISITATION. According to Richards wishes cremation rites were accorded. In lieu of flowers memorial to Joliet Area Community Hospice in Richards name would be appreciated.

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Dear Marie,Sincere condolences to your family. Rich and I went to CCTHS together and he and I were special friends while he worked for the Trotter Dairy in Coal City. Rich taught me how to dance when Rock Around the Clock was the HIT of the day. Those were fun years - so innocent. The last time I saw Rich was when I came home for our 50th class reunion. He didn't come to that, but we had lunch together a few days later and reminisced about our youth.I know that you will miss him, Marie, but he is free from the pains of his illnesses and is in a better place. May you blessed with the many happy memories of your life together and know that he is still with you in spirit.Love and best wishes,Phyllis

August 28, 2010 at 12:00 AM Jan 2 2011 12:00 AM

Marie; Our condolences to you and family from Frank and Lillian

August 20, 2010 at 12:00 AM Jan 2 2011 12:00 AM

Very sorry to read of the passing of your dear loved one Richard. It seems that life is such a precious gift and yet so short-lived for the time we exist. I am writing to share a few words of comfort and encouragemaent from the source of truth the bible. God holds out a wonderful hope for all those in the grave. At John 11:25 Jesus said I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE. HE THAT EXERCIES FAITH IN ME, EVEN THOUGH HE DIES, WILL COME TO LIFE.There are nine accounts of ones in the bible who were resurrected. Those acts are a guarantee that the resurrection of others is possible. (JOHN 5-28,29) What a blessed reason to hope in God!With the gift of your memories of Richard they will bring you great joy. When a loved one becomes a memory that memory turns into a treasure.May you and yours lean on Jehovah God for the strength you need at this sad time. (PSALMS 83-18)AgapeM.L.HURT

August 18, 2010 at 12:00 AM Jan 2 2011 12:00 AM

I am very sorry to learn of Dick's passing and send my condolences to Mrs. Spese and the family. I worked with Dick for many years at Material Service.

August 18, 2010 at 12:00 AM Jan 2 2011 12:00 AM

Dear Marie Sincere condolences to your family. Rich and I went to CCTHS together and he and I were special friends while he worked for the Trotter Dairy in Coal City. Rich taught me how to dance when Rock Around the Clock was the HIT of the day. Those were fun years - so innocent. The last time I saw Rich was when I came home for our 50th class reunion. He didn't come to that but we had lunch together a few days later and reminisced about our youth. I know that you will miss him Marie but he is free from the pains of his illnesses and is in a better place. May you blessed with the many happy memories of your life together and know that he is still with you in spirit. Love and best wishes Phyllis

August 28, 2010 at 12:00 AM Jan 2 2011 12:00 AM

I am very sorry to learn of Dicks passing and send my condolences to Mrs. Spese and the family. I worked with Dick for many years at Material Service.

August 18, 2010 at 12:00 AM Jan 2 2011 12:00 AM

Very sorry to read of the passing of your dear loved one Richard. It seems that life is such a precious gift and yet so short-lived for the time we exist. I am writing to share a few words of comfort and encouragemaent from the source of truth the bible. God holds out a wonderful hope for all those in the grave. At John 11:25 Jesus said: I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE. HE THAT EXERCIES FAITH IN ME EVEN THOUGH HE DIES WILL COME TO LIFE. There are nine accounts of ones in the bible who were resurrected. Those acts are a guarantee that the resurrection of others is possible. (JOHN 5-2829) What a blessed reason to hope in God! With the gift of your memories of Richard they will bring you great joy. When a loved one becomes a memory that memory turns into a treasure. May you and yours lean on Jehovah God for the strength you need at this sad time. (PSALMS 83-18) Agape M.L.HURT

August 18, 2010 at 12:00 AM Jan 2 2011 12:00 AM