Robert Grivetti Sr.

CUSTER PARK—Robert Joseph Grivetti Sr., 82, of Custer Park, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.
Born Aug. 12, 1940 in Aurora, he was the son of Albert J. and Magdalene (nee Pocus) Grivetti. Robert was raised and educated in Aurora, graduating from West Aurora High School with the class of 1958. He was a maintenance mechanic for Commonwealth Edison retiring after 29 years of employment. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Braidwood and Moose Lodge #967 in Morris. He enjoyed fishing and took great pride farming on the family farm. After retirement, he kept busy mowing grass for a local farmer. If you knew Robert, you knew he was happiest when he was riding a tractor.
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Geraldine (nee Smrekar) Grivetti, who he married Nov. 4, 1961 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Joliet; four children: Robert (Julie) Grivetti Jr., of Braidwood; Jacqueline (Douglas) Dickison, of Minonk, IL; Michaelanne (John) Faurot, of Braidwood and Leann Grivetti, of Custer Park; 11 grandchildren: Matthew (Mindy) Grivetti, Hunter (Desiree) Grivetti, Robert and Dalton Dickison, Alyssa, Kaitlyn and Alexandrea Faurot, Amber Grivetti-Housman, Brittany (Dylan) Ackerman, Cody and Eric Housman; six great-grandchildren: Alex, Kaden, Madison, and Alison Grivetti, Madden and Ryder Jadron, and one due to arrive in May; two brothers, Martin (Diane) Grivetti, of Colorado and Albert (Mary) Grivetti, of Iowa; sister-in-law, Carol Grivetti, of Dekalb, IL and numerous nieces, nephews, and their families.
Preceding him in death were his parents, brother, Donald Grivetti and nephew, Mark Grivetti.
Visitation for Robert will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, Braidwood, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022 from 9-11 a.m. Funeral services will immediately follow at Immaculate Conception Church in Braidwood for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. Cremation rites will be accorded following services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Braidwood Lions Club would be appreciated.
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R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood is in charge of arrangements.