Therese Riassetto

Therese Riassetto
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Therese Rosemary Riassetto, nee Klemm, 87, of Swansea, IL, born December 24, 1927, in Taylorville, IL, died Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at Cedarhurst of Shiloh.

Mrs. Riassetto was a member of St. Henry’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, where she was also a member of the quilters, the Ladies’ Sodality, and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.  Therese served as a volunteer at both St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Gift Shop and Meals-on-Wheels, and she was active at the Belleville Senior Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Tony Victor Riassetto, whom she married on May 13, 1950, and who died on January 28, 2012; a son, David Anthony Riassetto; a grandson, Jon Riassetto; her parents, Otto and Alice, nee O’Brien, Klemm; a brother, Otto (Marie) Klemm; two sisters, Elaine Schultz and Virginia (Howard) Merry; and a brother-in-law, Frank (Kay) Riassetto.

Surviving are five children, Mary (Ed) Johnson of Pensacola, FL,
Victoria (Karl) Szewczyk of Madison, WI,
Jenifer (Steve) Giger of Swansea, IL,
Lisa Riassetto of Nashville, TN,
and Joseph Riassetto of Chicago, IL;
a daughter-in-law, Joanne Riassetto of St. Louis, MO;
10 grandchildren;
11 great-grandchildren;
loving nieces and nephews;
and dear friends.

The Riassetto family would like to extend special thanks to Cedarhurst of Shiloh and to Heartland Hospice for their care of Therese.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or to St. Henry’s Catholic Church.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, October 11, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, October 12, 2015, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.  A prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, October 12, 2015, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Kenneth York officiating.  Burial will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Condolences Left For Therese Riassetto

I am very sorry for the loss of your dear mother and grandma. As a member of St. Henry’s Church, I knew Therese (and husband Tony) from working many years at the fish fries. Therese was a very caring person and very dedicated helping on committees at church. I remember her hearty laugh and kind heart. God bless all of you in her family!

Peggy Harris, Belleville, Illinois, 62223

Lisa I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I remember the nice stories you would tell about her. Praying for you and your family.

Hollie Wiggins, Old Hickory, TN, 37138

I never had the chance to meet your sweet mom, but I look forward to you sharing great memories of her life on a future kayak trip. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Flooper, Hermitage, TN, 37076

Our deepest sympathy to the Riassetto family. Your parents have been such good friends to my parents and I know they will be sadly missed.

Audrey Burns Cygan, Fairview Heights, IL, 62208

Please accept my deep sympathies. My parents really had a great friendship with Tony and Therese. Your parents were simply just good people. I was back in Belleville 10 days ago and drove by the Riassetto home and thought of David and the parents. Lots of memories there

Kevin Burns

Kevin Burns, Leesburg, VA, 20175

Mrs. Riassetto was always so welcoming to me and I wish the family strength during this time. May God welcome her into her new home and may she always look over you all.

Lorie A. Weissert-Madriz, St. Louis, MO, 63119


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