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“During your time at St. Pat's I was a "new" teacher at McNamara. You were quick to extend a hand of friendship and your warm spiritual advice has...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Jim Frogge - Kankakee, IL

“I was so sorry to hear of Fr. Corredato's passing. He was so kind to all my family, especially my grandmother, Julia Keefner. He would "fill-in" for...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Virginia (Torricelli) Bartletti - IL

“We will miss Fr. John so much. He was such a good friend to our family. He shared a special date of June 1st..his Ordination and our Wedding date...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Tom & Marion Pitaro - NV

“Fr. John: We shared many anniversaries together over the years...your Ordination on June 1st and our Wedding Anniversary. Tom and I will sorely miss...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Tom & Marion Pitaro - Las Vegas, NV

“Mary and Jim and Family During this very difficult time in your life, may the comfort of God's loving arms carry you through the quiet moments and...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Barbara and Butch Davis - IL

“Jim and JoAnn. We are very sorry to hear of Father Johns death. We are sure he is with our lord. You are in our prayers. ”
6 of 26 | Posted by: Tom & Jennie Mussatt - IL

“Fr. John was always so good to our family especially to my brother Joe and my sister Margaret. John was a good and faithful priest. The Lord took...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Fr. Theodore Bracco, O.F.M. - IL

“It is with heavy heart that we write this note of sympathy to the Corredato family. We so enjoyed having Fr. John at St. Joseph Church. He will be...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: John & Lesa Schaive - Springfield, IL

“Father John was a long time family friend to both myself and my husband as well as to my parents. He presided over my wedding in June 2002 flying...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Theresa Likins - Las Vegas, NV

“Fr. Corredato will be greatly missed. He baptized my husband at our kitchen table when he was too sick with cancer to make it to church. He also...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Sharon Frank - Las Vegas, NV

“Jim and Joann, Mary, and all the Corredato family, We've been praying for your brother John for a long time. He accomplished a whole lot of good...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Denny and Chris Kirchgesner Family - IL

“By coincidence, I happened to read today's obits and couldn't believe my former pastor from St Bonniface among the recently deceased and also that...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Rosemary Connolly - Chatham, IL

“I will always remember Father John. I was an altar boy at St. Patricks in the early 70's. I can remember we always would see who could squeeze each...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Michael Berg - Kankakee, IL

“On April 12, 1975, Father John married us at St. Patrick Church in Kankakee. In our 33 years of marriage, I have thought often of Father John and...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Lori & Clifford Rusk - Bradley, IL

“Words can't express how much we are going to miss Father John. He played a huge role in our lives and we can't thank him enough. We were blessed to...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Tiffany and Pat Doucette - Katy, TX

“We will miss Father John. Our family enjoyed his loving and warm personality. We always enjoyed his visits to California and we had hoped to visit...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Albert & Diana, Bianca & Nicolette Vallorz - CA

“May the choirs of angels come to greet you; may they lead you to Paradise! We will always remember Fr. John for his loving witness to the Gospel;...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Larry and Beverly Smith - IL

“I was so sorry to hear about Fr. John's death. Fr. John was a good friend to me when I needed one the most. His advice and wisdom and his ability...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: CAROL PATTERSON - ALTON, IL

“My deepest condolences to the Corredato family. May he rest in peace! ”
19 of 26 | Posted by: Eric Becker - Collinsville, IL

“May God be your strength during this time of sorrow. And, may you find comfort in knowing that Father John is in Heaven enjoying eternal peace. ”
20 of 26 | Posted by: Charlie & Mary Jane VanWinkle - IL

“Father John has been a very important part of our lives for almost 27 years. He was not only our priest and spiritual guide, he was our dear friend....Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Karen & Nelson Lasiter - NV

“My condolences to your family; my thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
22 of 26 | Posted by: Caroline Meiers - Las Vegas, NV

“I thank you Fr. Corredato for all of the past help and guidance you had given me when I needed it. I shall never forget the goodness, kindness and...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Margaret (Bracco) Leckrone - IL

“I thank God for all the Gifts, Graces, and Blessings that he has given to our beloved Fr. John Corredato, but especially the gift of everlasting...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Thomas Bracco S.J. - Santa Clara, CA

“ECCE SACERDOS MAGNUS! (Behold a great priest). May Father John be with the Lord, and may the Holy Faith we share be our comfort and consolation at...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Father Donald Meehling - IL

“Father Corredato continues to live within each of us when we witness his many accomplishments at St. Joseph's Parish here in Springield. His...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: Michael Lelys - Springfield, IL


Rev. John L. Corredato, CSV, a priest of the Viatorian Community, died April 7, 2008 at the age of 66. He was born in Springfield, IL the son of Anthony and Bruna (nee Gaio) Corredato who preceded him in death. He is survived by one brother James A. (JoAnn) Corredato, and one sister, Mary E. (Donald) Buckman. Fr. Corredato was the loving nephew of Atilio and Hilda Corredato and Della Gaio, and the beloved uncle and great uncle to Jennifer Lynn (niece) and Lt. Cmdr. Jeff Sowers and their children Alex and Bradley; Julie Christine (niece) and Stephen Hughes and their children Liam and Sean; John Joseph (nephew) and Ann Corredato and their children MaryKate, Michael, Sophia and Claire; and Kim Buckman Mitchell (step-niece) and her children Travis and Jason. He is also survived by numerous first and second cousins. Fr. Corredato professed his first vows with the Clerics of St. Viator in 1960, and was ordained a priest in 1968. He was a 1959 graduate of Cathedral Boys High School in Springfield, IL. He held a Bachelor's Degree in history from Loyola University, Chicago, and a Master's Degree in religious education from the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. After ordination, he was assigned as associate pastor to St. Viator Parish and Guardian Angel Cathedral in Las Vegas, Nevada. From 1971 until 1981 he served as associate pastor at St. Patrick Parish in Kankakee, IL. He was then assigned to St. Viator Parish, Las Vegas as associate pastor for one year. He was appointed as pastor at St. Joseph Parish in Springfield, IL where he served from 1982 until 1990. He returned once again to Las Vegas to serve as pastor of St. Viator Parish for five years. He then returned to his native Illinois to become pastor at St. Boniface Parish in Edwardsville, where he served from 1995 until July 2007. In September 2007, Fr. Corredato was assigned to Las Vegas as parochial vicar for Guardian Angel Cathedral. Visitation will be at St. Joseph Church in Springfield, IL on Sunday, April 13, 2008 from 3:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., with a wake service at 7:15 p.m. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. on April 14, 2008 at St. Joseph Church. There will be visitation before Mass beginning at 12:30 p.m. Interment will be in the family plot at Calvary Cemetery in Springfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The Clerics of St. Viator, 1212 E. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights, IL 60004; St. Viator Elementary School, 2461 E. Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89121; or St. Boniface Church Building Fund, 110 N. Buchanan St., P.O. Box 423, Edwardsville, IL 62025.

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