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Robert A. Gonnella

September 17, 1934 May 16, 2019
Robert A. Gonnella
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Robert A. Gonnella

Robert A. Gonnella, age 84, passed away peacefully at Addolorata Villa in Wheeling on Thursday, May 16, 2019.

He was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather. Robert was born in Chicago and graduated from Fenwick High School and John Carroll University. It was at John Carroll where he met the love of his life, Joan Zirm. They spent 60 beautiful years together. Robert worked at Gonnella Baking Company for 42 years and served as President of the company for many years. He was a friend and mentor to many during those years. Family was the light of Robert’s life.

He is survived by his wife Joan (nee Zirm); six children, Mary (Carl), Susan (David), Robert, Ann (Howard), Paul (Maria), and Lisa (Brent); his sister, Marianna; 13 grandchildren, Gabrielle, Sarah, Matthew (McKay), Brett (Kaitlin), Christina, Michael, David, Peter, Luke, Francesca, Adam, Evan, and Lea; and 1 great-grandchild, Andrew.

Visitation 3-8:00 pm Monday, May 20 at Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd. (4 blocks south of Palatine Rd.), Arlington Heights, IL. Funeral Mass 10:00 am Tuesday, May 21 at St. Emily Catholic Church, 1400 E. Central Rd., Mt. Prospect, IL. Entombment All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Assn. of Greater Chicago, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Ste. 800, Chicago, IL 60631 or Addolorata Villa Gift of Care Fund, 555 McHenry Rd., Wheeling, IL 60090.

Funeral Information and condolences can be given at or (847) 253-0168.

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3:00 PM 5/20/2019 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/20/2019 8:00:00 PM
Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.

1520 N. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.
1520 N. Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights 60004 IL
United States

Funeral Mass




10:00 AM 5/21/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Emily Catholic Church

1400 E. Central Rd.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

St. Emily Catholic Church
1400 E. Central Rd. Mount Prospect 60056 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


All Saints Cemetery Final Resting Place

700 N. River Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016

700 N. River Road Des Plaines 60016 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association of Greater Chicago

8430 W. Bryn Mawr
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60631

Addolorata Villa's Gift of Care Fund

555 McHenry Road
Wheeling, IL 60090

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