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It is with hearts filled with grief and tears in our eyes, that we announce the passing of our beloved Pete Palade on March 19th, 2023. Pete spent his youth and teen years in Northlake, IL and lived his entire adulthood with wife Connie in the house he built with his own hands located in Addison, IL. Connie and Pete met in 1957 and their life together was a true love story. Filled with many valued traditions, including wonderful meals together, often featuring the stuffed cabbage they both enjoyed so much! Pete was known as “Poppi” to the many people who loved him, and he was most known for his dedication to others, hard working attitude, and the fact that people could always trust his word. His work was revered for its beauty, and he was always fair and honest in his dealings with others. In a word he was and is “unforgettable”! Pete loved his family. He will be forever missed by his daughter Kristie and son-in-law Tim O’Connor, daughter DeAnna and son-in-law Michael Duval, and grandchildren Timmy (Jackie), Katie, Petey (Elizabeth), Tommy (Amanda), and Lauren (Daniel). Brothers John, Bobby (Pinky), sisters Cookie Quinn, Jeannie (Neil) Cieslak, Vikki Daidone, sisters-in-law Parri Palade, Tina (Mike) Baltes, who will hold him in their hearts. Pete was preceded by his parents, John and Elsie Palade, son Jeff Palade; brother Jim Palade; sisters Dorothy Dolhpf; Marie Peterson; sister-in-law Marcella Palade; and three brothers-in-law, Pete Peterson, Barry Daidone; and Ron Cowl. Pete was one of a kind and he would want you to remember one thing: “Eat dessert first!!”
A memorial service was held at Geils Funeral Home located at 180 S. York Road, Bensenville, IL 60106 on Saturday, April 1, 2023. Burial will follow and be held at Mount Emblem Cemetery located at 520 E. Grand Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126. Services will conclude with a luncheon at Green Street Grill located on 120 W. Green Street, Bensenville, IL 60106, (630) 474-1201. For questions, please call Geils Funeral Home at (630) 766-3232.