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Ed Pacchetti

May 16, 1949 — September 29, 2023

Carbon Hill

Ed Pacchetti

Age 74 of Carbon Hill, Illinois, formerly of Coal City, Illinois, died Friday, September 29, 2023 at the Lightways Hospice Home in Joliet, Illinois.

Born May 16, 1949 in Joliet, Illinois, Edward Michael was the son of Edward, Sr. and Jeanette (Murphy) Pacchetti. He was raised in Coal City and graduated from Coal City High School with the Class of 1967. Ed worked for Caterpillar Tractor Company for 30 years, retiring as a fork lift driver. He was a member of the Machinist Local Union, serving as Steward, and a past member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. Ed served his community by being a member of the Carbon Hill Village Board for four years and as Mayor for eight years.

He loved music, playing the guitar since he was a teenager and he especially enjoyed Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. Ed was an avid follower of the Chicago White Sox and NASCAR, and he was always working on a crossword puzzle. He was a people person and at his best when he could be with his family and friends. Whether it was entertaining friends in the garage or hosting a Saturday night Euchre game, Ed always made sure anyone was welcome for a visit. Above all else, he was a proud father and grandfather who took pride in being his sons’ little league coach and later following his grandchildren’s activities and traveling sports.

Survivors include his wife, Donna (Haldorson) Pacchetti, whom he married July 2, 2004; three children: Ed (Kenji Kono) Pacchetti of New York, New York, Jimmy (Heather) Pacchetti of Burleson, Texas, and Tony (Amy) Pacchetti of Joliet; two step-sons: Shawn Super of Carbon Hill and Brian Super of Coal City; eight grandchildren: Lakin (David) Elliott, Peyten Pacchetti, Jenna Super, Shelby Pacchetti, Connor Super, Brooke Pacchetti, Ashlyn Pacchetti, and Kevin Pacchetti; two great grandchildren: Grayson and Carson Elliott; one sister, Dena (the late Ronnie) Wren of Coal City, and one brother-in-law, Dean (Becky) Haldorson of Coal City; two nephews: Jason Wren of Coal City and Justin (Dana) Wren of Romeoville, Illinois; three great nephews: Christian, Adam, and Evan Wren; numerous cousins, and his beloved dog and best buddy, Cody.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Lou Ann (Goodwin) Pacchetti in 2001; one step-son, David Super in 2021, and one brother-in-law, Ronnie Wren in 2022.

Per Ed’s wishes, flameless cremation rites are being accorded.

The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation on Friday, October 6, 2023 at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway Street (one block north of Illinois Route 113), in Coal City from 3:00 p.m. until the time of memorial service at 6:00 p.m.

Private inurnment will be held at Braceville Gardner Cemetery.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Ed’s memory to a charity of the donor’s choosing.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Ed’s memorial page via social media.

Cremation services and memorial arrangements are being made under the direction and care of Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Homes and Crematory (815) 634-2125.

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Memorial Visitation

Friday, October 6, 2023

3:00 - 6:00 pm (Central (no DST) time)

Reeves Funeral Home Coal City

75 North Broadway, Coal City, IL 60416

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Memorial Service

Friday, October 6, 2023

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Central (no DST) time)

Reeves Funeral Home Coal City

75 North Broadway, Coal City, IL 60416

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