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Obituary for Theresa Mary Chianelli (Santelli)

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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