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Michael James Giurato

August 20, 1946 - April 8, 2022

Michael James Giurato died peacefully April 8, 2022 after a courageous fight surrounded by his loving family. Michael was born August 20, 1946 to Michael August and Rose (Yacullo) Giurato. Michael attended Saint Patrick High School and Lewis College. He enlisted in the Army upon graduating from Lewis College.

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Michael James Giurato died peacefully April 8, 2022 after a courageous fight surrounded by his loving family. Michael was born August 20, 1946 to Michael August and Rose (Yacullo) Giurato. Michael attended Saint Patrick High School and Lewis College. He enlisted in the Army upon graduating from Lewis College.

Michael was married for nearly 48 years to Rosalie (Corrado) Giurato. Michael was blessed to have a daughter and son, Lauren Isabelle (Henry) Schuler and Michael Victor (Courtney) Giurato. He has three cherished grandsons, Dylan Giurato Schuler, Carson Thomas Schuler and Michael Angelo Giurato. Michael’s greatest joy was his family.

Michael was an accomplished runner completing seven marathons including running the Boston Marathon twice. In addition, Michael came in first place for his age group in multiple marathons. Michael was most proud of his first marathon in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He was three months short of turning 60 years old. Six miles before the end of the marathon he sustained a serious knee injury. Michael still qualified for the Boston marathon! Despite his running successes, Michael’s greatest source of pride was providing for his family even more than earning his marathon medals. Michael also had a great love of coaching. He brought Little League to Palatine and was the head coach of American Legion.

Michael started working at Allstate Insurance Company in 1980, where he built an independent agency. Through his exemplary hard work ethic he became the number one insurance salesman in the country. During Michael’s final days he was recognized by an Allstate senior vice president and president and chief executive officer for his integrity, perseverance and exceptional impact on the community.

The family would like you to consider a donation to Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital 1000 N. Westmoreland Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045. Attention: Marleana Cross

Visitation Tuesday, April 12, 4PM to 8PM, Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E Northwest Highway, Palatine. Funeral Mass Wednesday, April 13th, 10AM, St Theresa Church, 455 N Benton Street, Palatine. Interment Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville. Funeral information 847-359-8020 or visit www.smithcorcoran.com

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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Smith-Corcoran Palatine Funeral Home

185 E. Northwest Hwy
Palatine, IL 60067

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

St. Theresa Church

455 N Benton St
Palatine, IL 60067

Cemetery Information

Ascension Cemetery

1920 Buckley Road
Libertyville, IL 60048

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