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Mr. Joseph A. Bella
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society
    7659 W. Sauk Trail
    Frankfort, IL 60423

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“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. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Cindy Wallace - Milton, GA

“Our greatest prayer of peace for the Bella and Gustafson families. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Michele and Clay McInnish - GA

“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...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Pam Simon - Scottsdale, AZ

“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...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Barbara STUDZINSKI - DYER, IN

“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...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Yvette - IL

“My condolences to the family. Continue to rely on God and know that he hears prayers, Isaiah 59:1. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“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...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Gina & Lee Wiebenga - Belvidere, IL

“We are so sorry to hear about dear Joe and offer our sincere condolences to the Bella and Gustafson families. 1 Thessalonians 4:14 ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Fred G Rich

“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. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Joe Trost - Chicago, IL

“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...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Diane Christian (Buczek) - NV

“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,...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Sister Maria Brizuela - Frankfort, IL

“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...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Rose Govert - Frankfort, IL


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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