Joseph Bilotti

Joseph Samuel Bilotti

Monday, October 14th, 1918 - Sunday, April 12th, 2020
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Joseph Samuel Bilotti, 101 years old, lifelong resident of Kenosha, WI passed away Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020 at Willowbrook Assisted Living, Kenosha.

Born in Kenosha on October 14, 1918 he was the son of the late Silvestro and Raffaella (Mazzei) Bilotti. On November 20, 1941 at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church he was united in marriage to Mari L. Matera. She preceded him in death on May 12, 2008.

Joe was proud of his service in the United States Army Air Corps. He worked for the United States Postal Service for 35 years before his retirement. Joe was an avid skier, tennis player and golfer. He was a 60-year member of the Kenosha Country Club and was still playing golf at age 101. Joe also enjoyed traveling. He was very witty and enjoyed entertaining everyone at family gatherings.

Joe leaves behind many nieces and nephews including Tom (Anne) Bilotti, Linda Bilotti, Dr. Jim (Geri) Santarelli, Frank (Dorene) Santarelli, Karen Santarelli, Noreen Fonk, Dina (Bob) Badgerow, Ed (Cheryl) Johnson, Linda (Dale) Wellman, Don Matera, Janice Oldach, Susan Cairo, John Matera, Mark (Barb) Matera, Kirk Matera.

In addition to his parents and wife, Joe was preceded in death by siblings, Lt. Col. William (Angela) Bilotti, Frank (Ethel) Bilotti, and Eva Cicchini.

“With great love, I leave my relatives and friends who made up such a nice part of my life, I bid goodbye. Think of me sometime.”

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 16, 2020, at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Kenosha, WI with full military honors to follow. Private interment of his ashes will be in St. George Cemetery, Kenosha. In lieu of flowers or donations, hug your loved ones. Be kind and help those in need. Pay it forward.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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  • Memorial Mass

    Friday, October 16th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, October 16th, 2020 11:00am
    Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church
    2224-45th Street
    KENOSHA, WI 53140
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    Father Joseph Lappe
  • Interment

    St. George Cemetery
    2909 Sheridan Road
    KENOSHA, WI 53140
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    Private Interment


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Posted at 02:26am
My family has so many years of fond memories of both Joe and his lovely Mari. They were great longtime friends of our parents, Bud and Vera Thompson. Lots of golf, dinner parties, and fun times were shared. Joe and Mari were very special people, and loved by many. They both are missed. 💕

Sharon Ruffolo

Posted at 10:51am
With our deepest sympathies. Love John and Sharon Ruffolo.
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