Photo:  Matthew Robert Vignocchi of Coal City 1984 - 2021

Matthew Robert Vignocchi age 37, of Coal City, IL passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, IL. 

Born September 3, 1984 in Joliet, IL.  Matthew graduated from Coal City High School with the class of 2003.  In his junior and senior years he enjoyed attending the Grundy Area Vocational Center (GAVC).  He was currently working for Commonwealth Edison, was a self-employed landscaper, and in his free time he thoroughly enjoyed farming.  He formerly worked for Dibble Trucking and was a member of the Local #150 Operator’s Union.  He enjoyed attending the dirt track in Fairbury, watching movies, collecting anything that had John Deere on it, and most importantly spending time with his friends.  He will be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor.  If you knew Matthew you knew he had a kind heart and put everyone before himself and never expected anything in return.  His gentle smile, sense of humor, and dedication to family and friends will never be forgotten. 

Surviving are his parents, Reno Vignocchi of Coal City and Tina (nee Spiezio) Vignocchi of Coal City; brother, Andrew Vignocchi of Coal City; sister, Melanie Vignocchi; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and customers. 

Preceding him in death were his maternal grandparents, Joe and Dorothy Spiezio; paternal grandparents, Robert Vignocchi and Catherine Yanketis; and paternal great-grandfather, Irvin Lafferty. 

Visitation for Matthew will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home and Crematory, Braidwood, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 4-8 p.m. 

Funeral service will also be at the funeral home Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Josh Miller officiating.  In lieu of traditional formal wear, the family asks if you could please wear your favorite flannel or country attire. 

Interment will follow at Braceville-Gardner Cemetery, Braceville.  Since Matthew was fond of the Grundy Area Vocational Center, any memorials may be directed to GAVC: 1002 Union St., Morris, IL 60450 any donations received will be used to establish a memorial fund in his name that would benefit students that are in need of tools or other building supplies. 

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