Alfred "Fred" Paoni
BENLD, IL – Alfred “Fred” Paoni, 85, passed away on March 27, 2015, at his home. He was born November 15, 1929 in Springfield, IL to Ross and Catherine (Ferguson) Paoni. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother Altia (Adams) Paoni; daughter Susan (Clayton) Jones; two sisters: Margaret (Paoni) Sutton and Albina (Paoni) Runkles; three brothers: Thomas Ross, Robbie Gene and Rodger Dale Paoni, and first wife, Patricia (Ratsch) Paoni.
He is survived by four children: John (Sharon) Paoni of White City, IL; Cathy (Gary) Starnes of Enfield, IL; Alan (Becky) Paoni of Imperial, MO; and Sandy (Jim) Hammond-Cavasher of Rosewood Heights, IL. He is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by Helene Everhart, his companion of many years; his two brothers: George (Mary Jo) Paoni and Danny (Sharon) Paoni of Springfield.
Fred was a semi-truck driver for many years. He drove for Orlandini Beer Distributors of Springfield, IL, Night-Hawk, Checker and ABF of St. Louis, MO. His hobbies were gardening, bowling, woodworking, fishing and the maker of good wines. He will be greatly missed by all of his relatives and friends.
The family will host a memorial gathering from 5:00 pm until time of service at 6:00 pm, Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Benld United Methodist Church, 209 S. Main St., Benld, IL with Reverend Ethan Carnes, OSL officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Route 66 Museum, Litchfield, IL.