Leonard “Leo” Sassatelli, 88, of Taylorville passed away peacefully at 1:23pm, Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Taylorville Care Center.  He was born on July 31, 1927 in Tovey, the son of Alfonse and Margherite Vitali Sassatelli.  He married Elaine Forsythe on May 5, 1951 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville.  Leo served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He was the owner of Sassatelli Distributing, Inc. in Taylorville.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, VFW, American Legion, Taylorville Eagles, and Sertoma.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine; his children and their families; sister: Angelina White of Taylorville, and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother: Reno Sassatelli.

The Sassatelli family will gather for a private graveside service at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.  Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Capital Campaign, c/o St. Mary’s School, 422 S. Washington, Taylorville, IL 62568.   McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is handling arrangements for the Sassatelli family.  Memories of Leo, or condolences to the family, may be left online at

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