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Donald J. Bettinardi

Born: 26-Oct-32     Died: 8-Feb-05

Donald J. Bettinardi Donald J. Bettinardi of Palos Heights, IL...Beloved husband of Eveleen Peuvion...Loving father of Kathy (Dan) Angres, Bryon (Sheila) Bettinardi, Robert (Ann) Bettinardi, Kristine (Joe) LaRocco, Joseph (Sheila) Bettinardi and James (Cathy) Bettinardi...Proud grandfather of Dominic, Rachel, Dana, Angela, Samuel, Giavanna, Brigitte, Joseph, Nicholas, Thomas, Carly, Joseph, Maggie, Michael and Rocco...Dear brother of Dolores (Tony) Lang...He was the founder and owner of Donson Machine Corp. which he started in his basement...Don loved football and golf and was able to coach all four of his sons in football...He touched the lives of so many people with his energy, compassion and positive outlook on life...Don loved God and family most of all and had a special devotion to the Blessed Mother...We will miss him everyday...Funeral Friday, 8:45 AM from the Brady-Gill Funeral Home, 16600 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park to Incarnation Church...Mass 9:30 AM...Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery...Visitation 2 to 9 PM Thursday...In lieu of flowers donations to Alvernia Manor, 13950 Main St., Lemont, IL

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Patrick Giunta 02-08-2005 08:12

I first got to know Don by being invited to play golf with him and then forturnate enough to be part of the annual tournament that Don helped organize every year either in Myrtle Beach or Naples.

The more I got to know Don the more I realized how important his family was to him and also his faith.

His friends looked up to him with great admiration and he was a true friend to them.

It was an honor to know him. He will truly be missed.

 
 
Gary Crawford 02-08-2005 08:12

I am so very sad to read of his passing. I extend my condolences to his wife and family. Don was a great man who always treated me with kindness and humility. I have never worked for a more kinder or gentler person. I will remember him with fondness the rest of my life.

 
 
Blake Geer 02-08-2005 08:12

Dear Members of the Bettinardi Family,



I have many fond memories of Don while attending Valpo and playing football with Joe and Jim. I have never forgotten the kindness Don and Eveleen showed my mother before, during and after football games. As a widow, going to our games was lonely. But, Don always made it a point to bring my mother into the circle of festivities before and after the games. His gregarious energy made all feel welcome, safe and happy.

You have been blessed by the Lord Our God to have so many experiences with Don. I pray that you will find peace knowing that Don is still serving our Lord;only now, it's in heaven.



Warmest Regards,

The Geer Family

Marge(Mom), Blake, Connie, Paige, Morgan, Will and Ryan

 
 
Italo Cantele 02-08-2005 08:12

A great mind,is one that is always contributing,th inking of ways to make things better,a very unselfish man giving credit to others,that was my pal Donnie! I learned from him,he was my mentor,and he left me with great memories,but also with a great void in my heart,in time that void will gently heal, but not right away.

 
 
Nina Campbell-Dixon 02-08-2005 08:12

Dear Bunny,



My Heart and Love go out to you and your family in this time of sorrow and loss for Donnie. He was a remarkable, careing, loving man, who loved and lived life to the fullest. He leaves behind a wonderful loving family and friends who will miss him beyond any words one can say. I am very honored I had the opportunity to know him. Know he is alive and happy with his Lord in Heaven.



My Love to you,

Nina Campbell-Dixon

 
 
Pete Champ 02-08-2005 08:12

Mrs. Bettenardi

I am very sorry to hear about Mr. B.

 
 
James Faretta 02-08-2005 08:12

Dear Bettinardi Family,



For our part, we only knew Don for a short time, but like all special people he left an indelible impression on our lives. We share your grief, as only a family who has lost their patriarch could, and our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this time of your great loss.



Love,



The Faretta Family

 
 
Jerry and Kathy Vezina 02-08-2005 08:12

We will miss you.We will miss your always positive attitude,your enthusiasm for the game of golf and the kindness you showed all of us.

The Love of your family and your great faith in God,that was utmost in your Heart and we admired you so much for that.

We are proud to call You Friend!



Jerry and Kathy.

 
 
John Geimer 02-08-2005 08:12

Dear Bettinardi Family,



My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. "Mr. B" will be dearly missed but he will always be with us. Don was the classiest man I have ever met. His attitute towards life and his family was so wonderfully strong and postive. He was a true role model and I am grateful to have been touched by him.



Sincerely,



John Geimer

 

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