Americo Di Gianfilippo

Americo Di Gianfilippo, 99, passed away Jan. 2, 2022.

Cesidio Eligio Amerigo, known as Americo, was born in Luco dei Marsi, Italy, in 1922 to Domenicantonio Di Gianfilippo and Elisabetta Ciangoli.

He immigrated to the U.S. in 1940, and resided in Chicago for many years, then in Niles, and recently, with family and friends in Hinsdale.

Americo took pride in his work and felt fortunate to work with the CTA for 36 years (1949-85). He loved gardening, cooking and the companionship of his family, friends and dogs.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Antonia (Settimia) Marchetti; his brothers, Rinaldo (Sebenica) and Anello (Natalina); and his sister, Ilia (Luigi) Granata.

He is survived by his sons, Anthony (Lynn) and Dominic (Susan); his grandchildren, Carina and Adriana (Brad); and many extended family here and in Italy.

A funeral Mass was said Jan. 5, at St. Francis Xavier Parish in La Grange, A funeral Mass will follow at the church at noon. It is available via live stream on the St. Francis Xavier Parish website at or

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to the St. Francis Xavier Parish food pantry at

Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.