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Pete Chemello, 42, of Rockford, passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018. Born on July 11, 1976, in Rockford, the son of Alan "Al" Chemello and Kathleen (Cruz) Thompson. Pete married Kristy Lopez on July 27, 2018. He worked for Slidematic. Pete had a love for playing music. He played guitar in several bands including Stonefree. Pete was also a great tattoo artist.
Survived by his wife, Kristy; children, Vinny & Giana; father and step-mother, Alan & Judy Chemello; mother and step-father, Kathleen (Jim) Thomson; sister, Kristen (Rene) Rodriguez; nieces and nephews, Jarvis, Jasmin, & Anthony; and mother of his children, Tiffany Benedetto. Predeceased by his grandparents, Anthony & Doreen Chemello and Joseph & Alice Cruz.
Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018 in Argyle Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, IL. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Olson North Main Chapel, 2811 N. Main St, Rockford. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Condolences & Shared Memories (26)

  1. Jimmy Wells

    Pete was one of my best friends, I will always miss and remember him!!! L.O.L.

  2. Kristina Reichenbach

    I send my prayers .

  3. Jaime, Patricia Lara and Family

    Our deepest condolences go out to you Kristy and the entire Chemello family. Unfortunately, we knew Pete for only a short time. We looked forward to getting to know our new brother in law and uncle. He was obviously a talented, passionate and beloved man. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

  4. Sarah D

    Pete was a cool dude! I met him through some mutual friends and we stayed in touch. Sending my condolences to all of his family and friends.

  5. Lynn Lower

    Pete will be missed dearly. RIP my friend and I hope your children will always know what a wonderful man you were and how much you loved them. To your wife and family, may your memories of him sustain you in this terrible time of pain and grief.

  6. John Butler

    Im so sorry for your loss. Pete was an incredible musician. Knew him back in the stone free days. Pete was a good soul. He will be missed.

  7. Lisa Farrell

    I'm deeply saddened for you & your family. You're in my thoughts & prayers.

  8. Joseph Huitzacua

    RIP "Maestro" till we meet again Pete.

  9. Mark Johnson

    Pete was a beautiful musician and a great friend. This is a sad day indeed.

  10. Heidi Gordon

    My sincerest condolences to Petes Mom Children Sister and Wife. We are all blessed for knowing him . Pete touched so many lifes with his warm heart and kindness and will forever be missed. Fly high with the Angels. I know They will love to hear your music. In Heaven as much as we did.❤❤❤

  11. Rosemary Finn

    Kathy and family.......... my deepest sympathy You're in my thoughts and prayers

  12. Krystin Cimaroli

    Im so sorry for your loss.Pete waa an old friend of mine and a very good person. He was a great man. I know he is in Heaven playing guitar with the greats now. Sending love and prayers.

  13. Maureen Schoenemann

    Kathy, my heart is broken for you and your family. I am out of town so I won't see you on Thursday, but you will be in my thoughts and prayers! Love, Maureen

  14. Karen Welsh

    So very sad for your loss. Hope family and friends will be ok. ðŸ˜"

  15. Carolyn

    My prayers go out to you all!! Pete was so artistic especially with his tattoos...those he designed on my body will forever be memories of him!!

  16. Linda Birmingham

    I can't even imagine your pain. I am so sorry. Prayers for the family.

  17. Al Terrana

    I loved 'lil Pete like a brother! It's a sad day for me and many others! He was a great guy who had a lot of talent! I'll miss him dearly!

  18. Ashley Bethke

    The disease of addiction kills millions each year.. You looked so happy and I was so happy for your new life with your beautiful wife. I can't believe your gone. RIP Pete you're with the angels and no longer in pain.

  19. Jeff Lemmons

    My prayers are with your family....Gods speed my friend I hope you finally find the peace we're all searching for.

  20. Roger Peterson

    R.I.P. pete


    speaking of my nephew pete, it will be a long time for anything to heal part of this tragedy , I will forever be proud that I was his mentor in the music business and could teach him the instruments I could play cause he wanted to be able to do that too, so by the time he was 12-13 yrs old we had a family band together and played for several yrs together and played many many jobs in between all this, this will be a very hard time me as well, I also wish to send condolences to the rest of his family as well, my brother alen , Kathy (petes mom) and petes new wife kristy , and petes sister . even though way too soon, god apparently needed him home so he is with god now and with our other family members . I love u my nephew and will always remember our yrs together and our music

  22. Andrea Jimenez

    Sorry for your loss send my condolences

  23. Debbie Rainwater

    My dear friend....may you fly with the Angels, play your music and be at deepest sympathy to your family and your many friends...♡♡♡

  24. Sonja bushnick

    I'm very sorry for your loss. Pete will always have a spot in my heart. Kathy, Kris, Al, I will say some prayers for all of you. Love, sonja.

  25. Daniel Johnson

    Love you and I'm gonna miss you dearly Cuzo....R.I.P. till we meet again. ðŸ˜"

  26. Jaime and Kathy Lara

    Our sincere sympathies go out to Kristy and to Pete's family. Our prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.

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