Joseph M. Passarella Jr.

February 06, 2024

Joseph M. Passarella Jr., 50 of Lisle, at rest, suddenly, February 4, 2024. Beloved son of Lynne (nee Chiavola) (the late Joseph Sr.) Passarella; loving brother of Jacquelyn  Passarella; devoted godfather of Robert Michael DeStefano; dearest nephew of Diane (Jack) Wagner, Anthony (Patricia) Chiavola and Patricia (Robert) DeStefano; dear cousin of many.

Joey attended St. Joan of Arc grade school, St. Francis H.S. (3 years), graduated from Lisle H.S., then graduated from Lincoln College and completed his education at the Police Academy at South Suburban College.

Joey served 10 years as a Cook County Deputy Sheriff. He then used his culinary and management talents to open and work for 2 different restaurants. Joey was an excellent sportsman who loved and played baseball, football, hockey and golf. His vast knowledge and love of sports brought him to his next job at ESPN where he was an announcer for collegiate hockey and professional indoor soccer. His last endeavors have been in the auto industry; selling cars, finance and training sales personnel.

Visitation Friday February 16, 2024 from 4-7 P.M. at Cappetta’s West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services 4920 Main St., Downers Grove. Family and friends are asked to meet Saturday February 17, 2024 at 11 A.M. at St. Joan of Arc Church 820 Division, Lisle for an 11 A.M. Funeral Mass. Inurnment St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine. Info 630-852-8000 or