Robert G. “Bob” Riccioni

 Robert G. “Bob” Riccioni, 84, of Farmington, passed away at 10:28 PM on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Unity Point Health Methodist Hospital in Peoria. He was born on March 1, 1933 in St. David, IL, the son of Hugo and Jessie (Benns) Riccioni. He married the love of his life Wanda Jean Balagna on September 4, 1954 at the Farmington United Methodist Church, they enjoyed 63 wonderful years of marriage. She survives.

Also surviving is one daughter, Karen J. (Michael) Peterson of Farmington; two grandsons, Greg (Jodi) Morse; Eric (Heather)  Morse both of Farmington; four great-grandchildren, Adriane, Logan, Brayden, and Owen.

Bob worked as a Coal miner for several years, and was an Insurance Agent, and owner/operator with his wife, of Countrywide Appliance and TV Store in Farmington, his greatest passion was music, as a professional musician for over 30 years, he loved to played at Gil’s supper club in Hanna City every Friday and Saturday night for many years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Farmington, over 50-year member of the Farmington Masonic Lodge #192, and past member of Farmington American Legion, and Farmington Moose Lodge #1571. Bob served his country as an United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean War.

Private Graveside service and burial will be in Oakridge Cemetery, where Military Honors will be conducted. Rev. Jeremy Lafary will officiate. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Farmington, IL Memorials can be made to Farmington Rescue 1100 or to Fulton County Humane Society. To leave online condolences please visit





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7 Responses to Robert G. “Bob” Riccioni

  1. C. "Bud" Stobaugh says:

    Bob was a lifelong and faithful friend. Whenever and wherever we met, it was a hardy hello, how are you and a good conversation. Bon voyage old friend until we meet again. The family has my most profound sympathy.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers to your family. Bob was a great person, we feel blessed to have known him. Thank you for welcoming us into your family. We love you

  3. Richard Balagna says:

    Dear Aunt Jean,
    My heart goes out to you, heaven has another angel . Know God holds and keeps him until we all meet again.
    Love and Sympathy your nephew Rick Balagna

  4. Jim and Sandy VanHouten says:

    I remember when Bob was our insurance man. we always enjoyed his visits. A very pleasant man.

  5. Tom Dehm says:

    Jean, Sorry to hear about your loss.———-Hang in there!!

  6. Tom Dehm says:

    Jean! Sorry for your loss! ——— Hang in there!!

  7. Philip Spratt says:

    I worked with Bob for several years and found him to be a caring, enthusiastic and outgoing individual as well as a very good friend. I shall always remember his music and our time together in sales.

    Prayers and sincere sympathy to Jean and the rest of the family.

    Phil Spratt

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