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Adriana Masini

May 31, 1929 - August 13, 2017

Adriana Masini, age 88, of Naperville, IL for the past five years,  entered eternal life on August 13, 2017,  peacefully in her home with family, after a long struggle of Parkinson's disease.  She was born May 31, 1929 in Lammari, Lucca, Italy.   Adriana was a longtime resident of Chicago, IL, and devoted member of St. Bartholomew Parish.  She was the daughter of the late Dario and Marina  Bianucci and the daughter-in-law of the late Aldofo and Massimina Masini.  She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Pio Masini; her beloved children Daria (Kenneth Zavacki), Massimo (Anne), and Marco (Kimberly); and her precious grandchildren Stephanie, Christopher, Emily, Ericson, Tyler, Gabriella, and Isabella.  She is preceded by her brother Adriano (the late Paula) and sister Marfisa (the late Vasco); mourned by her siblings Anna Maria, Giovanna (Aulo), Saverio (Ida), and Pier Luigi (Oriana).   She is preceded by her sister-in-law Elia, brother-in-law Peter (the late Dolores); grieved by Giovanni (Pola), and Mario (Lauretta). She was the aunt of many nieces and nephews.  Before coming to Chicago, she was a teacher in Italy,  had a love of reading and was dedicated to the Catholic faith. She was devoted to her family and grandchildren; enjoyed cooking, family gatherings, and had an open door policy for all. 

Funeral Information

Visitation:  Wednesday, August 16, 2017, from 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL 60540    

Mass of Christian Burial: Thursday, August 17, 2017,  at 9:30 AM, at SS. Peter and Paul Church, 36 N. Ellsworth St. Naperville, IL 60540 

Interment to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove, IL.  For more information, please call 630-355-0213 or

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Benedictine University, 5700 College Rd., Lisle, IL 60532, Attn: Development Office, please note Masini Family Scholarship. 

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