John Terrence Vani

June 20, 1944 - March 14, 2021

John Terrence Vani, 76, of North Aurora, IL., passed away on Sunday, March 14, 2021, surrounded by his children at his home in North Aurora, IL.  John was born in Chicago, IL. on June 20, 1944, the son of John and Catherine (nee. Gibbons) Vani.

John was a man that valued his family above all else.  He led by example and was a role model to his children, grandchildren, and many others he touched in his life.  He had fond memories of his time spent at the lake. He enjoyed swimming, walking, antiquing, bargain shopping, and being first in any food line.  He was a kind and thoughtful man who was happy to be surrounded by his family. 

John is survived by his four children; Carole (Jeff) Sortino, Steven (Karena) Vani, Susan (Brian DeBlecourt) Chvojcsek and Beth (Nick) Guarni; his eleven grandchildren, Joe and Lisa Sortino, Olivia and Shannon Vani, Chloe and Cooper Chvojcsek, Emily and Ashley DeBlecourt, Emma, Leah and Claire Guarni; his six siblings, Marleen Lorenz, Rick Vani, Rosemary Hudson, Joe Vani, Maryann (Lanny) Goyn and Jean (Bob) LeDonne; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 801 Oak Street, North Aurora, IL. 60542.  Interment will be held privately, at a later date, at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Hillside, IL.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in John’s name may be made to American Cancer Society,

Those wishing to attend the funeral Mass, in order to comply with social distancing regulations please visit to register and reserve a place.

For additional information please contact Moss Family Funeral Home at (630) 879-7900 or www. 

Guest Book

  • Tracy Scott My deepest condolences to you Susan and your family. I am so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and please let us know if you need anything. Tracy and Bud Scott
  • Graziano family My thoughts and prayers are with your family, so sorry for your loss.
  • Pam Jaslowski SUE, & Family, Very Sad to See This...we are PRAYING for you all to have Comfort & Peace during this terrible time. We'll catch up with you guys in Twin Lakes 💜💔🥀 Sincerely, Jack, Inez and Pam Jaslowski 💛
  • Mike Goyn Terry was such a unique kind of person. I remember him wandering away from groups so as not to bother them with his cigarette smoke, but constantly attracting people to him regardless because he was such an enjoyable person to talk to. When I was a kid I remember him always having something funny to say and having a way of teasing you and making you feel special at the same time- a quality that his father, my Grandpa John had as well. You left a lot of light in the world, Terry! We’ll miss you.
  • Jack Goyn Uncle Terry will always have a special place in my heart! He was always such a fun uncle as a kid, joking around with us and being a goof and I will never forget those times we had. I only wish we could have spent more time together throughout the years. He will be missed but never forgotten. RIP Uncle Terry! Sending all my love to my cousins and relatives that Terry brought into this world ❤
  • Mark Guin John was a wonderful neighbor and I always enjoyed our conversations and walks. He especially liked talking about the Auto Parts store that his father had in Hillside. John had a keen eye for bargains too and was happy to share his latest shopping discoveries. Most of all; John enjoyed talking about his family which he cared deeply about and was very proud of. We will miss him on Ridge Road. Mark and Patricia
  • Nick and Donna Guarni We have wonderful memories to cherish and will miss you. God has called a good man home. May you Rest In Peace.