Theresa Chianelli

Theresa Mary Chianelli (Santelli)

Saturday, December 26th, 1931 - Saturday, September 26th, 2020
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Theresa Mary Chianelli, 88 years old of Kenosha, WI passed away Saturday, September 26, 2020, at Froedtert Pleasant Prairie Hospital.

She was born December 26, 1931, in Kenosha, WI the daughter of the late Ben and Amelia (Iorio) Santelli. On January 22, 1949, she married Frank Chianelli, Jr., and he preceded her in death in 2007.

Theresa worked at Jack Andrea for eight years, and enjoyed cooking, crocheting, and being a sister, mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her children, Diane (Tom) Bacher of Waterford, WI, Frank (Joan) Chianelli III of Kenosha, WI, James (Becky) Chianelli of Phoenix, AZ, John (Daniel) Chianelli of New Berlin, WI and Diane Chianelli of Brookfield, WI; grandchildren Julie (Dan), Jennifer, Frank IV, Josh, Barrett, and Adler; great-grandson, Luke; a brother, Ben (Janet) Santelli, and sisters-in-law, Kathy Santelli, Gemma Santelli, and Ray Chianelli.

In addition to her parents and husband, Theresa was preceded in death by a grandson, Jimmy Chianelli; siblings, Guy Santelli and Dolores (Joe) Polentini, and Bob Santelli; and in-laws, Catherine (Frank) Ricchio and Louis Chianelli.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at Proko Funeral Home. Facial coverings are required, and guests should observe social distancing. There will be a live stream available from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, it can be viewed by copying and pasting the following link to your web browser. The link will be live beginning at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday and will be accessible for 90 days following the visitation.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2020, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 1919 54th St., Kenosha, WI. The funeral mass will be recorded and viewable on our Facebook page Thursday afternoon.

Entombment will be private in All Saints Mausoleum, Pleasant Prairie, WI.

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

    Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
    Address Not Available
  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, October 1st, 2020 | 10:30am
    Thursday, October 1st, 2020 10:30am
    Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church
    1919-54th Street
    KENOSHA, WI 53140
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    Fr. Domenic Roscioli
  • Interment

    All Saints Cemetery & Mausoleum
    3300 Springbrook Road
    Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
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    Interment will be private


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James & Paulette Runkel

Posted at 08:13am
We will always remember the many laughs we had with the family at the poolside over the years! Heartfelt sympathy to the families. Blessings.

Linda St.Louis

Posted at 10:09am
Dear Diane, Frank, Jim and John,
Sending you my prayers and sincerest condolences on the loss of your dear mom. I remember her fondly and loved her Italian cooking! I know she will live on in your hearts forever. Linda St. Louis

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Judy Steagall

Posted at 07:51am
I'm so sorry to read of the loss of your mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin. I wasn't part of the "neighborhood" for very long, but from my memory Theresa was a very happy mom who enjoyed life and those who came into hers. May your memories help you through this time of grief. Judy Steagall

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