March 10, 1929 - March 2, 2022
Nicholas J. Africano, age 92, of Bourbonnais passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at his home. He was born March 10, 1929 in Kankakee, the son of Henry & Delia (Riberto) Africano. Nicholas married Shirley Remillard on June 26, 1954 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Kankakee. Nicholas was a barber and the owner of Africano’s Barber Shop. He was past president of Sons of Italy, and a member of the Moose, Quadrille Club, and Knights of Columbus. Nicholas had served as Treasurer for the City of Kankakee and had also been a mayoral candidate. He enjoyed cooking. Nicholas was a volunteer at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee in the Emergency Room for 28 years. In retirement, he worked in a French bakery and volunteered for the Baltimore Orioles in Florida. Nicholas was passionate about music and was a musician and had his own band. His biggest hobby was his family. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served from 1951-1953. Surviving are his wife, Shirley Africano of Bourbonnais; six sons, Randy & Diane Africano of Chicago, Tom & Leslie Africano of Chicago, David Africano of Bourbonnais, James Africano of Bourbonnais; Dana & Charmaine Africano of St. Joseph, MI, and Nicholas Africano of Bourbonnais; one daughter, Gina & Blake O’Halloran of Grand Beach, MI; one sister, Theresa Rebholz of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; twenty three grandchildren, Nicholas and Sara Africano of Barrington, IL, Kevin and Haley (Africano) Fitzsimons of Miami, FL, Simon and Emily (Africano) Hotz of Chicago, Dan and Ellen (Africano) Wagner of Chicago, Henry and Tessa Africano of Chicago, Capt. Frank Africano of Twenty-Nine Palms, CA, Sophia Africano of Minocqua, WI, Edie Africano of Madison, WI, Joe Africano of Colorado Springs, CO, Lauren Africano of Chicago, Charlie Africano of Bourbonnais, Benton Africano of Los Angeles, CA, Alaina Africano of Chicago, Mia Africano of St. Joseph, MI, Enzo Africano of St. Joseph, MI, Madeleine (Africano) Samuels of Louisville, KY, Claudia Africano of Brooklyn, NY, Marcello Africano of Chicago, Asconio Africano of Louisville, KY, Jack O’Halloran of Chicago, Eve O’Halloran of Tampa, FL, Gavin O’Halloran of Grand Beach, MI, and Charlie O’Halloran of Grand Beach, MI ; and eight great-grandchildren, Luca Africano, Elio Africano, Arthur Fitzsimons, Hazel Hotz, Felix Hotz, Hugo Hotz, Mavis Wagner, Quinn Wagner, Annalynn Samuels, Russell Samuels. Nicholas was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Walter Africano; and one brother-in-law, Robert Rebholz. Visitation will be held from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 7, 2022 at St. Rose of Lima Chapel in Kankakee. Rev. John Peeters will celebrate the Mass. Interment will be at All Saints Cemetery in Bourbonnais. Memorials may be made to Uplifted Care or St. Rose of Lima Chapel.
Nicholas J. Africano, age 92, of Bourbonnais passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at his home. He was born March 10, 1929 in Kankakee, the son of Henry & Delia (Riberto) Africano. Nicholas married Shirley Remillard on June 26, 1954 at St. Rose... View Obituary & Service Information
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