Paul Rocco Cosenza, 75, of Carlinville, IL died Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at The Illinois Veterans’ Home in Quincy, IL. He was born August 16, 1941 in Philadelphia, PA to Angelo and Anna (Balassone) Cosenza. Paul married Marie Landis and they later divorced, he then married Carol Chapman, July 7, 1976 in Philadelphia, PA, and she precedes him in death.
He is also preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include: his 5 children; Paul Cosenza of Monroe, LA, Michael (Susan) Cosenza of Carlinville, IL, Suzanne (Tim) Quarton of Palmyra, IL, Joseph (Pam) Direso of Carlinville, IL, Nicole (Evan Stanley) Cosenza of Springfield, IL, his grandchildren; Joseph Cosenza, Chelsea Jacobs, Katherine Cosenza, Annamarie Cosenza, Amelia Cosenza, Tyler Quarton, Sam Quarton, Drew Quarton, Rachel Direso, Mallory Direso, Grace Cosenza-Stanley, Gavin Cosenza-Stanley, and great grandchild, Mariana Medina, sisters; Lucille Doyle and Angela Grockenberger, brother, Peter Cosenza, aunt, Doris DeCandro, and several nieces and nephews.
Paul received his Bachelor’s Degree from LaSalle University and worked for Exxon Mobil for 36 years as a CPA. Paul was a lifelong member of the Carlinville Elks and Ss. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church. He also served his country in the US Navy.
A visitation will be held Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 9-11am at Ss. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church in Carlinville.
A Catholic Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 11am at Ss. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church in Carlinville with Father Mike Haag officiating.
Burial will follow at New Calvary Cemetery with full military honors.
Memorials may be made to the Elks Christmas Basket Fund.