Franco Tiziano, age 80 of Naples, FL formally from Highland Park, IL. At peace in Christ on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at his daughter’s home in Deerfield. He was born in Beda Littoria, Libya. His family returned to Corato, Italy during WWII. In 1963 he immigrated to the United States and settled in Highland Park, IL. He was born to the union of late Domenico and late Benedetta (Nee:Mangione) Tiziano. He met the love of his life Emma (Nee:Coletta) and wed on January 29, 1966. Celebrating their 53rd wedding anniversary this past year. Survived by his wife Emma, daughter Benedetta Tina Tiziano-Dreher (Corey Dreher) and son Dominic Tiziano. Grandsons Nathan Dreher, Evan Dreher, Aidan Dreher, and Logan Dreher.
His siblings, Grazia (Domenico Sr.) Nichilo, late Giuseppe (Ida) Tiziano and Nicola (Tamara) Tiziano.
Sisters-in-laws and Brothers-in-laws include Tina (Tony) Di Vagno, Vito (Christine) Coletta, Teresa (Michele) Minchillo, Steve (Gessi) Coletta, Antonio (Laura) Coletta, the late Guilia Coletta & the late Maria Coletta.
Nieces and nephews, Benedetto Nichilo, Domenico Jr. (Kim) Nichilo, Patrizia (Marc) Remer, Domenick “Danny” (Agatha) Tiziano, Domenico Coleman Tiziano, Claudio (Diane) Di Vagno, Lucia (Michael) Glasgow, Rosa (Sandro) Stefani, Rosanna (Damir) Bilaver, Matteo (Audrey) Coletta, Angie Frabasilio, Marilyn (Steve) Urrutia, Tania (Chris) Apostal, late Roberto Minchillo, John-Pierre Minchillo, Ronald (Katherine) Salyards, Susan (Gregory) Peterson, Steve Coletta, Gina (Stan) Shapiro, Rick Coletta, Frank Coletta, Tony (Jeanette) Coletta, Michael (Michele) Coletta, and Stephanie (Michael) Renna.
Many, many great-nieces and great-nephews, relatives and friends. We can guaranty that heaven has the most beautiful gardens growing. From fruit trees and vegetables to bright vibrant roses and flower gardens. And a little homemade vino to pass around. Hunting and spending lots of time with all his family. His warm and charismatic personality will be missed by all. The Tiziano and Dreher families want to extend a special thanks to all family, friends and special angels who helped during this long battle of pancreatic cancer keeping Franco’s spirits up, all the loving gestures of help and those who brought a calming presence in the end.
Visitation Monday, May 6, 2019 from 3 pm to 9 pm and Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 8:30 to 9:30 am at the Seguin & Symonds Funeral Home, 858 Sheridan Road, Highwood to Saint James Church, 134 North Avenue, Highwood mass 10 am. Entombment will follow at Ascension Cemetery, 1920 Buckley Road, Libertyville, IL.
In lieu of flowers memorials to the Sacred Heart Guild C/O St. James Church 134 North Avenue, Highwood, IL 60040 in Franco’s name would be appreciated.
For more information Seguin & Symonds Funeral Homes 847-432-3878.