William Robert “Bill” Berutti, 91 of Gillespie, died at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield on Saturday, February 15, 2020. He was born on April 21, 1928, in Litchfield to Mario Peter Berutti and Dora Barbara (Priori) Berutti. He married Gwen (Burnett) Berutti on November 2, 1949, at SS Simon and Jude Church in Gillespie.
He was associated with Berutti Self Service Grocery Store in Benld, an office worker with Shell Oil, and a piano technician and musician with the Bill Berutti Combo for 53 years. William was a member of the Musicians Local 88 AF of M. He was also a former member of the Benld OWLS, Litchfield Moose and American Bowling Congress.
He is survived by his spouse, Gwen Berutti of Gillespie and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
William was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation services will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie from 5:00 until 7:30 p.m. and on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at SS Simon and Jude Church, Gillespie from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The funeral mass will follow on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will be at Benld Cemetery, Benld. Memorials are suggested to Partnership for Educational Excellence District 7 or SS Simon and Jude Church. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.