Violet B. Gucciardo, 91 of Gillespie, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at 9:24 a.m. at her residence with her family by her side. She was born on October 4, 1927, in Benld to Andrew Ferjancich and Lena (Subick) Ferjancich. She married Anton J. “Tony” Gucciardo on February 5, 1949, in Benld.
She was a homemaker and a member of the V.F.W Ladies Auxilary Post 4547 of Gillespie and SS Simon & Jude Church and SS Simon & Jude Altar Society.
She is survived by her five sons, Terry A. (Nancy) Gucciardo of Cedar Rapids, IA, Tony Gucciardo of Kenosha, WI, Bob (Gina) Gucciardo of Plainview, Jim (Laura) Gucciardo of Gillespie, and Andy (Roger Kerns) Gucciardo of St. Louis, MO; two daughters, Mary Gucciardo of Gillespie and Cathy (Jim) May of Kenosha, WI; and eight grandchildren, Nikki, Kara, Travis, Taylor, Emily, Ellie, Anthony, and Lucy.
Violet was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Anton J. “Tony” Gucciardo; two brothers, Kenneth Subick and Robert Andy Ferjancich; and two sisters, Dorothy Watson and Lillian Ferjancich (in infancy).
Friends may call on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Funeral services will follow on Saturday at SS Simon & Jude Church in Gillespie with Fr. Mike Haag officiating. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Gillespie. Memorials are suggested to SS Simon & Jude Altar Society or Macoupin County Animal Shelter. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.