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John E. Bertone, Jr.

June 30, 1969 — August 4, 2022


John E. Bertone, Jr.

Age 53, of Wilmington, Illinois, passed on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at his home with his wife and friends by his side.

Born June 30, 1969 in Melrose Park, Illinois, a son to John E. Sr. and Josephine (Loucks) Bertone. John graduated from Morton East High School, and own and operated an auto repair shop. On May 17, 2022 he married his longtime partner and love of his life Michelle McDonagh. John enjoyed fishing, riding dirt bikes and motorcycles. He was a good friend to many, deeply loved and will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his parents John E. Sr. (Josephine) Bertone; wife Michelle McDonagh; four sons: John, Michael, Nikko, and Dominic Bertone; one sister Laura Bertone; and his two four legged companions Darla and Ava.

John was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Pauline Pellegrino.

Cremation rites have been accorded per John’s wishes, and a celebration of life will take place at a later date.

Preferred memorials in John’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Friends and family are encouraged to send online condolences and share John’s memorials page via social media.

Cremation services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 E. Kahler Road, in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)

To send flowers to the family in memory of John E. Bertone, Jr., please visit our flower store.


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