Herrin- Richard G. Pisoni, 82, of Herrin, passed away at 6:00 PM, Friday, January 27, 2017 at his home surrounded by his friends and family.
Richard was born on June 14, 1934 in Herrin to Tony C. and Mary T. (Pessina) Pisoni. He married Margaret C. DeMuri on June 20, 1959 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin. She preceded him in death on August 21, 2010. He later married Barbara Horn-Myrick on March 20, 2015 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin. She survives of Herrin.
Mr. Pisoni was a US Army Veteran who served his country bravely during the Korean Conflict. Once honorably discharged, he returned home and joined the family business, Pisoni Insurance and Real Estate in Herrin.
He was a faithful member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin. He served on many committees, especially the OLMC/ Education Foundation and was a 4th degree Member of the Herrin Knights of Columbus. He was civically active in the City of Herrin and was a member, past president, and Paul Harris Award recipient of and the Herrin Rotary Club. He was also a member of the Herrin Chamber of Commerce, Williamson County Regional Airport Authority, Herrin Security Bank Board of Directors, Herrin Library Board, Herrinfesta Italiana Committee and the Pigeon Inn. He was instrumental in the creation of Herrin Teen Town and Herrin Tiger Bank at Herrin High School.
In his spare time he enjoyed collecting various items and driving around looking at properties. Richard was a kind, generous, wise and hardworking man. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends and the community of Herrin.
Wife- Barbara Pisoni of Herrin
Son- Richard A. Pisoni and wife Amy of rural Williamson County
Daughter- Leslie Pisoni Hood and husband Mark of Ladue, MO
Son- John Pisoni and wife Stacy of Herrin
Joel Pisoni and wife Cristina of Herrin
Rachel Ballard and husband Dylan of Herrin
Matthew Hood of Ladue, MO
Hayven Faith Pisoni of Herrin
Great Grandchild- Luca Pisoni of Herrin
Brother- Don Pisoni and wife Sheila of Town and Country, MO
Extended family members-
Cindy Myrick of Clarksville, TN
Julie Barnes of Herrin
Richard Myrick of Tucson, AZ
6 extended grandchildren and 7 extended great grandchildren
Brother in law- Marion De Muri and wife Virginia of Florissant, MO
Nieces & Nephews:
Joe DeMuri & wife Christy
Cheryl Lovercheck & husband Ed
Cathy Hoemeyer & husband Eric
Mike DeMuri & wife Deena
Maria Daley & husband Mike
Beloved dog- “Maggie”
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
The funeral mass will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, February 3, 2017 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church/ 316 West Monroe/ Herrin, IL 62948. Monsignor Ken Schaefer and Rev. Ralph Brandon will officiate. Entombment will follow at San Carlo Cemetery in Herrin. Military rites will be performed at graveside by the Herrin American Legion and VFW Posts with assistance from the Illinois National Guard. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM, Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. A 4th degree Knights of Columbus Ceremony will be held Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations are suggested to the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church/Education Foundation and will be accepted at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church or Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home/ 201 S. 13th St/ Herrin, IL 62948. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.