Richard G. Pisoni

Jun 14th, 1934 - Jan 27th, 2017


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Thu, Feb. 2nd, 2017 5:00 PM ~ 9:00 PM


Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church

Fri, Feb. 3rd, 2017 11:00 AM


San Carlo Cemetery

Fri, Feb. 3rd, 2017

Richard G. Pisoni

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.

Survivors include-

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
Anne Pisoni
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

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30 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: james c jones

    From: marion. il., Illinois

    Date: January 28, 2017

    graduated high school together in 1952. he was a good man and will be missed

  • Guest: Doug Wagoner

    From: Dongola, Illinois

    Date: January 29, 2017


  • Guest: Vicki Colombo

    From: Carbondale, Illinois

    Date: January 29, 2017

    Richard was always kind, warm and caring. He will be missed and thought of often.

  • Guest: David England

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: January 29, 2017

    “Richard was a kind, generous, wise and hardworking man.” So true but quite an understatement.

    Mr. Pisoni had a huge heart and helped countless behind the scenes, without recognition. Thank you.

    It will be a day of Joy when we meet again!

  • Guest: Tony Kendrick

    From: Johnston City, Illinois

    Date: January 29, 2017

    Mr. Pisoni was one of the most Generous men in the Herrin area. Each and Everytime he saw me and my Morgan, he would reach in his pocket and give a dollar or two and always in the kindest voice tell her to go buy an icecream.. R.I.P. Sir.. You have Earned your Wings..

  • Guest: Greg & Jayne Mccree

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: January 29, 2017

    Prayers go out to your family and friends sorry for your loss.

  • Guest: Renald Morani

    From: Naples, Florida

    Date: January 30, 2017

    With deep condolences to the family Richard and I go way way back. We were best friends through grade school, high school and at SIU. He was always a loyal and helpful friend and we had great times together. He was my best man at my wedding in 1956. In our St Mary’s class, we now have only two living males. May he rest in peace!!

  • Guest: charlotte skaggs

    From: herrin, Illinois

    Date: January 30, 2017

    So sorry for your loss Rachel I know you loved him so much. You will have many precious memories to comfort you.

  • Guest: Charay Palmer

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 30, 2017

    Richard was a good family friend for over 40 years and we will all miss him.
    In addition, he was also a member of our local REALTOR board, the Egyptian Board of REALTORS. Richard loved making a deal.
    Our condolences to Barbara and the rest of his family.
    Charay Palmer
    Association Executive
    Egyptian Board of REALTORS, Inc.

  • Guest: Dale Nofsinger

    From: Moore Haven, Florida

    Date: January 30, 2017

    It feels like I’ve lost a brother. My sorrow is great and my prayers are with you.

  • Guest: Tina Barclay

    From: , Illinois

    Date: January 30, 2017

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss.

  • Guest: Jim & Marie Bennison

    From: Pana, Illinois

    Date: January 30, 2017

    Prayers to the family!

  • Guest: Shirley Harvel

    From: Nine Mile Falls, Washington

    Date: January 30, 2017

    Dear Children & Grandchildren,
    I knew your father & Grandfather for years & years & always had a smile on his face,& a kind word to say. I know you must have wonderful memories of him. You are in my prayers. Rest in peace Richard.

  • Guest: Lisa Robertson

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 31, 2017

    So sorry for your loss. Richard was always very kind to me. I’ll never forget the day he came in and asked for my car keys. I said – oh i’m sorry am I blocking someone in and he said no just give me your keys. He took my car and washed it and filled it up with gas!!!! Always taking care of people!!!!!

  • Guest: Roger. Taco and Susanne Loss

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: January 31, 2017

    Richard was the first person we met from Herein and made us feel very welcome. Our condolences to everyone.

  • Guest: Lisa & Chuck Gallatin

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: January 31, 2017

    Papa Pisoni, you were a great and generous man. Thank you for letting me have the privilege to help and work with you over the past year. I will miss you dearly.

  • Guest: Kent Lindsey

    From: Newton, Illinois

    Date: January 31, 2017

    I am very sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Richard Pisoni. He was always a kind and generous man. I have many fond memories of Him. He will be greatly missed.

  • Guest: Don and Diane Coale

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: January 31, 2017

    We will always remember Richard for his kindness to us and our grandchildren. When he would see them, when they were little, he had a $ ready for them to ‘buy ice cream’. We often enjoyed his company at breakfast at the Carterville Golf Course after Mass on Sunday. He will be missed.

  • Guest: Carole Martinez

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 31, 2017

    Richard will be surely missed. He sold my mom(Barbara Torgerson) a home on Indian hill dr. And when she’d be sweeping the driveway, he always had time for her by stopping by and see how Barbara was doing( she had short term memory loss).May our Lord bless him for all he had done for others…..

  • Guest: Carole McCuan

    From: HERRIN, Illinois

    Date: February 1, 2017

    I have known Richard for over thirty years. He was always kind hearted, generous and loved to talk. He was a joy to be around and will be greatly missed by many. Our Prayers go out to his family and friends. Bless you Richard.

  • Guest: Cheryl Ranchino Trench

    From: , Illinois

    Date: February 1, 2017

    Deepest sympathy to Richard’s family. We were their next door neighbors for almost 20 years. He was the most generous of men to, those he knew and those he didn’t. He loved his family, his business, his church, his community and a host of people he took care of.
    He will be mightily missed.

  • Guest: Dennis Jacknewitz

    From: Belleville, Illinois

    Date: February 1, 2017

    To the Family of Richard Pisoni,
    You have my deepest condolences. I will be out of town and unable to attend the visitation and/or the funeral. I knew Richard as a fun loving man. My sympathies.

  • Guest: Laura Howe

    From: Benson, Arizona

    Date: February 1, 2017

    I’m very honored to have had pap. In my family. He was a wonderful man to my grandmother and he was very loving and caring to all of us kids. I’m very greatful for him.
    R.i.p. pap. You are so very missed. Today and every day!

  • Guest: Elaine Coonce

    From: Tunnel Hill, Illinois

    Date: February 1, 2017

    Our thoughts and Prayers are with the Pisoni Family at this most difficult time Richard had a kind and gentle heart he showed his goodness to everyone he knew cherish your Special Memories

  • Guest: Junior & Claudia Noe

    From: Chesterfield, Missouri

    Date: February 1, 2017

    Our deepest condolences to the Pisoni family for their loss. Richard will truly be missed by so many.

  • Guest: Jim Bonali

    From: West Frankfort, Illinois

    Date: February 2, 2017

    Richard was a like father figure to me. I always felt that I could go to him for advice. He was a man I always respected and looked up to. His passing will leave a significant impact on quite a few people including myself. My prayers are with you all as you go through this sad time. God bless you all.

  • Guest: Sally Moroni Grooms

    From: Woodstock, Georgia

    Date: February 2, 2017

    Please accept my condolences for your loss.

  • Guest: Gene and Nancy Eisenhauer

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: February 2, 2017

    Sorry we cannot be there but our thoughts and prayers are with your families. Richard was a good friend and will be missed.

  • Guest: Bonnee Majzun

    From: Saint Louis, Missouri

    Date: February 3, 2017

    I met Mr. Pisoni when I moved in across the street from his daughter, Leslie. He brought me a bottle of wine and made me feel welcome. I enjoyed seeing him during his visits. He was always up for a friendly conversation and warm smile — one time he noticed my car had some scratches and buffed them out while I was away. He’s one of a kind — bless you all.

  • Guest: Sara Bondioli

    From: Washington, District of Columbia

    Date: February 7, 2017

    Mr. Pisoni was one of the most generous and caring people I’ve ever met. He was a wonderful friend to everyone he encountered, and he will be greatly missed.