Albert J. "Al" Picchioldi

Albert J. “Al” Picchioldi, age 76 of Maryville, IL, born April 22, 1939 in Highland, IL, passed away at 4:55 pm on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

Al was a 1957 Collinsville High School graduate.  He worked in accounting for many years, and retired as a bus driver for the Madison County Transit.  He served as Maryville Village Treasure for several years.  He was an honorary member of the Anderson Hospital Auxiliary.  Al and his wife, Mary, took over the family grocery store, Picchioldi & Sons in Maryville, from his parents Ernie and Mary and ran the business until 1976.  He enjoyed the outdoors, sitting on his front porch enjoying the weather, and day trips with his family and friends.   

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary M. nee Massander Picchioldi, whom he married in 1961; and his parents, Ernest and Mary nee Vallino Picchioldi.

He is survived by a son, Michael (Teri) Picchioldi of Edwardsville, IL; a daughter, Carol (John Fisher) Picchioldi of Collinsville; IL, four grandchildren: Joel (Yenny) Blaies, Lauren (Anthony) Randazzo, Karleigh Leahy, and Nicole Picchioldi; two great grandchildren: Amelie Blaies and Blaine Randazzo; a brother, Norman (Pam) Picchioldi of Maryville, IL; a special cousin, Theresa Schwartz of Maryville, IL; several cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be from 4pm to 8pm on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 North Center Street, Maryville, IL.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 am on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at the funeral home with a family friend Delmar Tegtmeier officiating.  Burial will be in Fairland Cemetery in Maryville, IL.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children or Heartland Hospice and will be received at the funeral home.

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