Michael Angelo Chiarito
November 24, 1940 until October 3, 2023
A much-loved husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother, Michael Angelo Chiarito, 82, of Bella Vista, Arkansas, passed away peacefully on October 3, 2023 with his family present. He had bravely confronted and fought multiple illnesses over the past three years leading up to his passing. He was born on November 24,1940, in Chicago, Illinois, to his late father, Michael Joseph, and mother, Elvira.
Michael proudly served his country as a U.S. Army Veteran, stationed in Fort Hood, Texas.
Throughout his career, Michael held various positions, showcasing his professional expertise and commitment. He served as the Vice President at Continental Bank in Chicago, Illinois, where he made significant contributions to the organization. Later, he served as the Athletic Director at Saints Peter and Paul School in Naperville, Illinois for 25 years, where he played a vital role in promoting sports and physical education. His legacy and memory has been honored by the commissioning of the “Chiarito Court” at the SSPP Gymnasium in 2017. Additionally, Michael worked as a Realtor at Baird and Warner in Naperville, Illinois, assisting individuals and families in finding their dream homes.
Michael was an avid sportsman. He loved refereeing basketball, football and volleyball. In1992, he was inducted into the United Flag Football Hall of Fame for his work as a Commissioner. He was also a devoted fan to his beloved Yankees. His favorite saying was “make the right call” which he always did in sport and in life.
Michael was a devoted family man and leaves behind his beloved wife, Vicki, and their daughters, Natalie, Jennifer, and Amanda and their husbands Hugh, Mark, and Hamish. He was also cherished by his grandchildren, Adelaide, Ronin, Delilah, and Myles. He is also survived by his loving siblings Thomas, Daniel, Steven, and Anna Marie. Michael’s family was of utmost importance to him, and he treasured the time spent with his loved ones.
In his free time, Michael found solace in his faith. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Bella Vista, Arkansas, where he found spiritual guidance and support.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved dog, Holly. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all those whose lives he touched.