Louis Airaghi

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Louis Stephen Airaghi, 98, of Lebanon, IL, born August 28, 1921, in Johnson City, IL, passed away Monday, May 11, 2020, at Lebanon Care Center.

Louis was a United States Army Veteran of WWII serving in the Philippines. He worked as a salesman for DuQuoin Packing Company, and then as an electrician at the US Mapping Agency in St Louis, MO.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Madelyn M., nee Vallero, Airaghi; and his parents, Rosa and Battista Airaghi;

He is survived by three generations,
two sons, Robert Airaghi, and Larry (Jo Ann) Airaghi;
four grandchildren, Barrett, Tony, Angela Stokes, and Reverend Cristina with their husbands;
seven great-grandchildren;
and many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to give a special thank you to The Atrium of Belleville and to his caregivers at the Lebanon Care Center.

Condolences and memories of Louis may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Funeral:  Private graveside services will be held.

He will rest alongside his wife at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.



5 Comments on Louis Airaghi

Paula Smith said : Guest Report May 16, 2020 at 1:49 PM

Thinking of Lou this week. It is with heavy heart to learn about Lou...what an amazing life. My parents were very good friends through bridge and golf. My father really missed Lou when they moved to live with us.. My father played many rounds with Lou plus many conversations at the practice net between their homes. He was so proud of his sons and families. Larry and Robert, please touch base with me when you have a chance. I lost your contact numbers. I was just looking at some of my parents' pics this week and your parents were in so many of them. We really enjoyed playing golf at Lebanon for so many years. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this celebration of your father's life. Paula

  • Champaign
  • Illinois 61822
Mr & Mrs Kelly & Marilyn Angel said : Guest Report May 14, 2020 at 3:16 PM

Lou was our neighbor for 21 years, we always enjoyed our talks with him. He will be greatly missed, rest in peace Lou. Sincerely "The Angels"

  • Belleville
  • IL
David said : Guest Report May 13, 2020 at 7:36 PM

My dad played cards with Louis too. He also helped me wire my first house back in the 80's. My deepest sympathy on your loss.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Warren said : Guest Report May 13, 2020 at 9:40 AM

Lou was a hell of a nice guy. My dad and him played cards every Wednesday nite. I have a good picture of them but don't see a place to upload it. If some one wants it send me a text at 618-789-1557 I will forward it. It has tom renner, my dad, Lou, Bill fuhrman Pete, and some guy they called cowboy. Take care and good luck. I remember visiting Lou, he had a Dachsund that would chase down a squirrel right out of the trap! He also wired his basement with little pieces of conduit left over from jobs. Good guy, will miss him And everybody else at that poker table.

  • belleville
  • illinois
Mark Airaghi said : Guest Report May 12, 2020 at 7:34 PM

Rob and Larry, Our hearts are heavy with the loss of Lou. Have so many fond memories of uncle Louie there in Belleville. Enjoyed his dogs and his magic tricks except they always seemed ending up with me getting burned. Will always have fond memories of Uncle Louie aka the “Torch”

  • Norfolk
  • Virginia

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