Tommie Lynn Riggio

Tommie Lynn Riggio

Sunday, February 16th, 1941 - Sunday, August 16th, 2020
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Tommie Lynn Riggio, 79 of Murphysboro, passed away at 10:17 p.m. Sunday, August 16, 2020, at Integrity Nursing Home of Carbondale, Illinois, after an extended illness.

Tommie was born on February 16, 1941, in Murphysboro, Illinois, to Thomas Riggio and Grace (Vaughn) Riggio.

He attended St. Andrew School and graduated from Murphysboro High School.

Mr. Riggio served in the U.S. Navy from 1963--1967. He was honorably discharged as a Disabled Veteran. He returned to Murphysboro and worked at Penn Aluminum, SIU-C, and other custodian jobs during his lifetime.

He was of the Catholic faith.

Tommie always lived with his mother and helped take care of her until her death in 1992. He loved helping her around the house with canning the vegetables and cooking. Christmas was his favorite time of the year. He loved to decorate the house and bake Christmas cookies.

Tommie is survived by his sisters, Anita (Timothy) Reagan of Murphysboro and Mary Grace Schneider of Metropolis;

several nieces and nephews, and many great and great great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Grace Riggio; two sisters Margaret Ann Riggio and Joan Zimbelman; brothers in law Gib Zimbelman and Larry Schneider.

Gravesite Services and Military Services-conducted by the Paul Stout American Legion Post # 127 of Murphysboro will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 21, 2020, at St. Andrew Cemetery in Murphysboro, with Rev, Rick McNeely officiating. Please send a condolence to the family, visit the memorial tribute at

Memorial Contributions in memory of Tommie, may be made to the Disabled American Veterans or to St. Andrew School.

The family would like to give special thanks to the Integrity Nursing Home for Tommie's care.
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  • Service

    Friday, August 21st, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, August 21st, 2020 11:00am
    Gravesite and Military Services at St. Andrew Cemetery
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    Rev. Rick McNeely
  • Interment

    St. Andrew Cemetery


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Berta Brown

Posted at 10:39pm
Anita n family,you have our deepest sympathy. I remember Tommy n my parents being good friends and doing alot of things together before his illness.He'll always be remembered.

Marlena Burton

Posted at 11:02am
Tommie was such a sweet young man.
Anita, Tommie couldn't have asked for a better Sister to help care for him and make sure he was doing ok.
God bless your family and cherish the memories.
Marlena Burton
Carbondale, IL

Suzie Naegele

Posted at 11:40pm
Anita, Mary Grace and family, so sorry for your loss. Remember Tommie and you mother living down the street from my late husband's mom and day. Saw Tommie often when we would drive by. My sincere condolences, Peace and love.

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