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Antonio R. ‘Tony’ Celestino

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT
Anthony R. 'Tony' Celestino

STERLING – Antonio R. “Tony” Celestino, 45, of Sterling, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at his brother’s home. He was employed at Self Help Enterprises.

Antonio was born Nov. 10, 1967, in Sterling, the son of Ismael and Guadalupe (Rodriguez) Celestino. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling.

Survivors include his father of Sterling; and three brothers, Ismael Jr. (Sharon) Celestino and Gerardo (Deborah) Celestino, both of Sterling, and Robert (Eunice) Celestino of Sycamore.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., with the rosary recited at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling, with the Rev. Adalberto Sanchez officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling for Masses.

Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

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