Mr. Joseph A. Bella

  • Born: October 20, 1937
  • Died: December 25, 2017
  • Location: Frankfort, Illinois

Kurtz Memorial Chapel

65 Old Frankfort Way
P.O. Box 1031
Frankfort, IL 60423

Tel. (815) 806-2225

Tribute & Message From The Family


Joseph A. Bella Sr.
Age 80, a resident of Frankfort, IL formerly of Blue Island, passed away on Monday, December 25, 2017. Beloved husband of Nancy Bella (Calderone); loving father of Joseph Jr. (Joanne) Bella, Julie (Dan) Gustafson, Jeffrey Bella, and Jill Bella; cherished grandfather of Jake, Scot, Matt, and Marc; dear brother of Frank II (Maureen) Bella and Mary (late Richard) Quillin. He is also survived by his sister-in-laws, Carol Bella and Diane (late Jack) Jostes, and cherished nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Gertrude Bella (Tragnitz); siblings Ronald Bella, John Bella, and Phyllis (late Paul) Hassel; and brother-in-law Michael Calderone. Joe was a United States Army Veteran, and die-hard Chicago Cubs fan. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Society, and member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Frankfort. The family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort, IL 60423 on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 5-8 PM. A Memorial visitation will be held at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 7659 W. Sauk Trail, Frankfort, IL 60423 on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 9:00 AM until time of Memorial Mass at 10:00 AM. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Anthony Church, 7659 W. Sauk Trail, Frankfort, IL 60423 or the American Alzheimer's Association, www.alz.org. would be appreciated. Info www.kurtzmemorialchapel.com or 815-806-2225


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Condolence & Memory Journal

My condolences to the family. Continue to rely on God and know that he hears prayers, Isaiah 59:1.

Posted by A friend   January 27, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss Julie and family. We love you and are praying for all those who feel the loss of your Dad.

Posted by Cindy Wallace - Milton, GA - friend   January 12, 2018

Our greatest prayer of peace for the Bella and Gustafson families.

Posted by Michele and Clay McInnish - Alpharetta, GA - Friend   January 05, 2018

Mrs. Bella, I have so many good memories of growing up in your home with your family. Mr. Bella was a big part of that. I remember seeing him sitting at the kitchen table and you would be in the living room ironing or cleaning up and he'd always be sharing a story to make us laugh. I remember when he let me drive while I had my drivers permit. I remember his love of the Cubs but most of all I remember how important his family was to him. I know he's up there right now watching all of you and wishing he could make you laugh today. I hope you will find some peace and know that you will all see him again. Much love, Pam

Posted by Pam Simon - Scottsdale, AZ - Family Friend   January 05, 2018

Nancy and Family,
I am so sorry to here about Joe. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I don't think that I will be able to be at the service as we have another death in the family as well.

Love, Barbie

Posted by Barbara STUDZINSKI - DYER, IN - Family   January 04, 2018

To the family of Joseph Bella, my sincere condolences to you all. I hope that you're finding comfort in knowing that you're not alone. Even when everyone else has returned to their daily routines, remember God has never forgotten you or left you..

Posted by Yvette - IL   January 04, 2018

My condolences to the family. Continue to rely on God and know that he hears prayers, Isaiah 59:1.

Posted by A friend   January 02, 2018

All of my memories of Joe have him cracking jokes, laughing and making people smile! I so enjoy being a part of the Bella family and always feel welcomed and loved! My thoughts and prayers and with Nancy, Joey & Joanne, Julie & Dan, Jeff, Jill and Joe's 4 wonderful grandsons, Jake, Scot, Matt and Marc. You all had a wonderful man in your life and I am just truly grateful I was able to know him! Love and Peace be with you all!

Posted by Gina & Lee Wiebenga - Belvidere, IL - friend   January 02, 2018

We are so sorry to hear about dear Joe and offer our sincere condolences to the Bella and Gustafson families. 1 Thessalonians 4:14

Posted by Fred G Rich    January 01, 2018

So sorry to hear. One of the cool guys from my childhood memories, and the man who would always beat my Dad in cards! I'll never forget Big Joe.

Posted by Joe Trost - Chicago, IL   December 31, 2017

Prayers and peace for all of the Bella family! Thinking of you all. So sad to hear this news. Thank you for wonderful childhood memories that have lasted a lifetime Mr. Bella, especially playing running bases and cheering on the Cubs! Rest In Peace and live in the love of our Lord now.

Posted by Diane Christian (Buczek) - Las Vegas, NV - Family Friend   December 29, 2017

I will miss his friendly smile and the occasional teasing about me drawing old folks and him attracting the attention of little ones. Rest in Peace, Joe. Prayers and love to Nancy and the rest of the family.

Posted by Sister Maria Brizuela - Frankfort, IL   December 28, 2017

Joe's smiling face will be missed by many. So glad to have made good friends since we met through our work with St. Anthony St. Vincent dePaul. Joe was a very kind man. Mike and I send our sympathy to Nancy and the family.

Posted by Rose Govert - Frankfort, IL - Friend   December 28, 2017