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Record #: R2022-604   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 6/22/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 6/22/2022
Title: Tribute to late Richard Turrise
Sponsors: Quinn, Marty
Attachments: 1. R2022-604.pdf


WHEREAS, God in His infinite wisdom has called Richard Turrise to his eternal reward; and

WHEREAS, The Chicago City Council has been informed of his passing by the Honorable Marty Quinn, Alderman of the 13th Ward; and

WHEREAS, Richard S. Turrise, Sr., age 71, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2022. He retired from the Chicago Police Department as an FTO after receiving numerous, awards and commendations throughout his 29-year service. Preceded in death by his parents Salvatore "Sam" and Philomena (nee Auriemmo), his in-laws James "Andy" and Sarah (nee Pecoraro) Johnston, and brother-in-law Michael Johnston. Beloved husband of 50 years to Patricia (nee Johnston). Devoted father to Gina Maze (Eric), CPD Sgf. Richard Jr. (late Michele), and Tina Grassano (Ugo). Cherished Papa to Mia, Sarah, Rosalie, Angelina, Nicolas, Jenna and Eric. Doting doggie daddy to Frankie and the late Bella. Fond brother to Joseph (Renate). Rich was a loving nephew, cousin, uncle and friend to many; and

WHEREAS, Some also knew Rich as Mr. T on the Clear Ridge baseball fields and Lawler Park Softball fields coaching his kids. Rich was very active in his children and grandchildren's lives. He loved to volunteer at his grandkids' schools whether it was presiding during lunch periods, reading to the class, chaperoning field trips, or whatever the teachers would ask of him. He was always there to drop­off and pick-up his grandkids at school or sports and made friends wherever he went. While serving as a Chicago Police Officer, Rich was a loyal partner and friend to his peers and proud FTO to all he mentored. He was very loved by his family and friends and will be deeply missed by all who knew him; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the Mayor and members of the Chicago City Council gathered here this twenty-second day of June 2022, hereby express our sorrow on the death of Richard Turrise and extend to his family and friends our deepest sympathy.
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