Antonia Verardi, 100 of Langleyville, passed away, surrounded by her family, at 6:50pm on Monday, January 10, 2022 at Taylorville Care Center. She was born on April 6, 1921 in Kirksville, Missouri, the daughter of Angelo and Celestina (Sebben) Andrighetti. On February 9th, 1939 she married Andrew Verardi in St. Charles, Missouri. He preceded her in death on January 17, 1972. Antonia was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville. She previously worked at the Kincaid dress factory and Sangamon Card Company. Antonia enjoyed playing bingo and growing flowers. She especially enjoyed sharing her Italian heritage through cooking many types of pasta and other dishes. Most of all she loved her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children: Ron Verardi (Margaret) and Sharon Allen (Terry) both of Taylorville; grandchildren: Anthony Verardi (Stephanie) of Taylorville, Gina Torricelli (Steve) of Chatham, Nick Verardi (Jennifer) of Taylorville, Aaron Allen of Taylorville, and Kristy Doan (Jason) of Chatham; great grandchildren: Lauren Blakeman, Abby Siegrist, Luke Verardi, Gabe Verardi, Olivia Torricelli, Victoria Verardi, Vinny Verardi, Brody Doan, and Jackson Doan; 3 great great grandchildren; sister-in-law: Gretta Andrighetti; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; 3 sisters and 1 brother.
The funeral service for Antonia will take place at 11:00am on Friday, January 14, 2022 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Monsignor David Lantz officiating. Visitation will be held for 1 hour prior to the service on Friday. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. In accordance with CDC guidelines, the use of masks is requested. Memorials may be left to Christian County Senior Citizens. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Antonia, or condolences to the family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.