In Memory

Richard DiCello - Class Of 1961

Richard DiCello

Richard DiCello, age 78, passed away at Hospice Alliance in Pleasant Prairie on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

Born on February 23, 1943, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Bausano) DiCello Sr. Growing up in Kenosha, he attended Holy Rosary School and St. Joseph High School. He attended Marquette University and continued his education and graduated with a business degree from Madison Business College.

Richard proudly served his country in the Army from 1966-1968. On November 7, 1967, he married Eileen (Huenink) in Nuremberg, Germany. Together, they had 3 children, Kathleen, Lisa and Michelle.

In 1968 he joined his brother, John R. DiCello Jr., in running The DiCello Insurance Agency. The agency was founded in 1946 by his father.  He then owned and worked in the business with his nephew, Greg DiCello, and finished his career at Trottier Agency in 2007.

He was a lifelong Green Bay Packer fan, enjoyed playing cards, gambling, traveling and was an avid dog lover. Most of all, he loved spending time with family and friends.  He spent his retirement split between Sarasota, Florida and Lake Winnebago boating, watching the sunsets, telling stories, and making sure everyone heard about his granddaughters, and always with his dog, Honey, by his side.

Richard will be missed by, Eileen; his children, Kathleen Zacker, Lisa DiCello, Michelle (Paul) Marik; his grandchildren, Meghan Zacker, Coryn Marik; his niece, Jacalyn DiCello (Pat Arnold) and their children Chris (Tianying), Brian and Mark; his nephew, Greg DiCello (Karla Pauloni) and his daughter Sarah DiCello, along with extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, John DiCello Jr.; his sister-in-law, Lucille DiCello; his sister, Donna Mae McEvoy; and his grandson, Will Marik.


Service Date June 9, 2021

Service Location Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Piasecki Funeral Home.

Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial honoring Richard’s life will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church 1919 54th Street. Relatives and friends are asked to meet at the church for Mass.

Interment will take place in St. James Cemetery with full military honors following Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances may be made to Safe Harbor Humane Society 7811 60th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53142 or Saint Joseph Catholic Academy 2401 69th St, Kenosha, WI 53143.

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06/07/21 06:59 AM #1    

Timothy Tully (1961)

I am so saddened to hear of my good friend Richard passing.  We first met at football practice during our freshman year at St. Joe's under coach Johnny Latner.  Dick was a guard and I was a waterboy. We became fast friends and enjoyed many high spirited adventures during high school.  We both attended Marquette Universty but were on different dorm floors and had different majors.  Richard was a Packer fan before there were Packer fans. I recall him telling me we had to watch the championship game in 1960 against the Eagles on TV.  

The DiCello family plot is near my familiy plot in St. James.  I last saw Richard at my mother's wake in 2002.  

We extend our deepest sympathy to Eileen and their children.  He loved his family.  Richard was a good man.

Tim and Nancy Tully

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