William J. Parrillo


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William J. Parrillo, 92,, of Oak Brook passed away May 31, 2021.

William was the founder and chairman of Safeway Insurance Co. He always had a smile on his face and a jovial personality; he truly had love in his heart and lived accordingly. He was a successful businessman, but he did so with love for all of his family, friends and employees. William touched many lives and will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Carol Giles Parrillo; his sons, William G. Parrillo and Jon R. Parrillo; his grandchildren, William J., Parker, Connor and Alexandra Parrillo, Daniel (Miki), Jon Jr., and Francesca Parrillo and Carolina Brennan; his step-grandchildren, O'Connor, Alexandra, Griffin and Brennan Hincks; his great-grandchild, Emiko Parrillo; his siblings, Richard (Michaela) Parrillo, Robert (Elizabeth) Parrillo and Diane (Michael) Hennessy; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cara Chantal (Kevin J. Hincks) Parrillo-Hincks; and his brother, Donald Parrillo.

Visitation is from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, June, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 64 Norfolk Ave. Clarendon Hills.

A funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m.

Entombment is at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to Mercy Home for Boys and Girls at https://www.mercyhome.org, St. Ignatius College Prep at https://invest.ignatius.org/support/ways-to-give/commemorative-gifts or Trinity High School at https://www.trinityhs.org/giving/in-memorium.

Sullivan Funeral Home Hinsdale handled the arrangements.


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