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Mr. Joseph A. Farinella

February 15, 1935 - December 05, 2006

Born February 15, 1935 in Chicago, IL, Mr. Farinella was raised in the Taylor St. neighborhood and attended St. Patrick’s School. As a young boy, he began part-time employment at a nearby commercial printing company, H.R. Arris & Company, Inc. Due to his strong work ethic and self-discipline, he eventually became the owner. While continuing to do sales, marketing, and most administrative duties, he was joined in the business by his children later in his life. As a successful business man, he was able to retire at the age of 50. Joe treated everyone he met with equal kindness and respect, from his employees to vendors to people he met on the street. His love for his family was his greatest attribute, and his generosity had no limits.
He enjoyed traveling during cold winters to warm, sunny places, and often brought his loved ones along with him. As a lifetime White Sox fan, he traveled to many cities last year to cheer at every play off game, and celebrated the long awaited World Series with tears of joy in his eyes. His family will never forget the cherished memories of special times shared with his children and grandchildren, from softball games to Prom pictures, Papa was always there. Beloved Father of Cathy (Brian) O’Connell, Joe (Beth) Farinella, and Michelle (Dino) Skerlos. Cherished grandfather of Allison, Amy Jo, and Tyler Streuter, Margaret and Catherine Farinella, and Alexandria, Samantha, and Peter Skerlos.Former spouse and dear friend of Yolanda Farinella. Loving brother of Sam (Yolanda) Farinella, the late Angelo (Rose) Farinella, Carl (Dolores) Farinella, the late Ann Marie (the late Michael) Taschetta, and the late Anthony (“Dickie”) Farinella. Fond uncle of many loved nieces and nephews.

Funeral Information

Funeral Monday 9:45am from Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home 185 E. Northwest Hwy. Palatine to Holy Family Church for Memorial Mass at 10:30am. Interment Private. Memorial visitation Sunday 3-9pm.

Donations Information

If desired, memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society 225 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1200 Chicago, IL 60601.

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