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Fred Gallico

February 15, 1923 March 26, 2020
Fred Gallico
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Obituary for Fred Gallico

Fred Gallico entered into eternal peace on March 26, 2020, in Lemont, IL.

Beloved husband of the late Stella Gallico (nee Borek)
Loving father of Beverly (Dennis) Sigler, Glenn, David (Diane), the late Frederick, Daniel, and Terri (Jeff);
Proud grandfather of 17;
Adored great-grandfather of 9;
Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews;
Predeceased by his loving siblings Elizabeth DeStefano, Lena Rice, Katie Natola, and Frank Gallicchio.

Fred was born on February 15, 1923. Growing up during the Depression formed his early character, and living and working in Chicago further shaped his life. During World War II he served in the Merchant Marines and attended the US Merchant Marine Academy. This was followed by a term as an ensign in the US Navy. This allowed him to both serve his country and continue his education, concluding with his graduation at Kings Point Academy. After he honorably served his country, he married his sweetheart, the late Stella Gallico. Together they raised 6 children - Beverly, Glenn, David, the late Frederick, Daniel, and Terri.

He believed in participating and giving to his community, evidenced by his years of service to village plan commissions, home owners associations, and Knights of Columbus, American Legion and VFW organizations. He served his church faithfully, attending mass and serving as a lector and extraordinary minister, starting at a young age and continuing well into his 90’s.

Exhibiting the work ethic instilled in him from youth and from the military, he was committed to his work as an underwriter and certified financial planner. He earned such accolades such as life time member of Million Dollar Round Table and Hall of Fame status with Equitable. He finished his distinguished and celebrated career at Country Financial.

Fred was a kind and gentle soul with a loving and compassionate heart. This was frequently seen when he was with family. Fred had the unique ability to be present wherever he was, and to make whomever he was with to feel as if there were nothing more important. It was common throughout the extended family to individually hear each family member state how they knew they were Grandpa’s or Uncle Fred’s favorite – and each person who stated that would be correct.

Due to restrictions and health concerns, the family has asked to have a private visitation at this time, followed by a private interment.

Once restrictions have been lifted and a somewhat “normal” situation has resumed, the family will have an open memorial service to celebrate the extraordinary life of Fred Gallico. You are important to him and your presence at this future service will be important to his family – please do what you can to stay safe and healthy, and stay tuned for future updates. 708-857-7878


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