Leonard Vidito

Posted 12/4/20

PRINCETON — Leonard "Sonny" D. Vidito, 64, of Princeton, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at Perry Memorial Hospital. He retired from LyondellBasell in Morris, but he found his calling at …

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Leonard Vidito

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PRINCETON — Leonard "Sonny" D. Vidito, 64, of Princeton, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at Perry Memorial Hospital. He retired from LyondellBasell in Morris, but he found his calling at Ecky's Tap in Wyanet.

A funeral service is 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Grant-Johnson Funeral Home in Princeton. Burial is also in Princeton. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be his six sons. Due to COVID-19 masks and social distancing are required, and the number of people allowed in at a time will be restricted. 

Mr. Vidito was born Dec. 7, 1955, in Paris, the son of Leonard Dwight and Paula Marlene Flint Vidito. He married Patricia Raddatz Willis on May 3, 2003, in Morris, and she survives in Princeton.  

He is also survived by three sons: Nick (Tonya) Vidito of Morris, Jake (Carrie) Vidito of Homer Glen, and Luke (Amanda) Vidito of Dwight; three stepsons, Jim (Michele) Willis of New Lenox, Brian (Gosia) Willis of New Lenox and John (Aimee) Willis of Mokena; 14 grandchildren, Ryan, Jacob, Dean, Addie, Dillon, June, Patrick, Zack, Bella, Jase, Easton, Mikaela, Maisy and Graham; his father, Leonard Dwight Vidito of Paris; two sisters, Stephanie (Larry) Close of Friendswood, Texas, and Annie (Ken) Miller of Rio Rancho, N.M.; one brother, Joe Vidito of Wisconsin; many nieces and nephews; and some amazing friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Paula Marlene Vidito.

Mr. Vidito graduated from Seneca High School with the Class of 1974.

Motorcycles were his passion. One of the motorcycles he built is on display outside of the Black Rose Saloon in Princeton. He enjoyed being around his friends and his family and was always under a pile of grandkids. 

Memorials may be directed to the Rally for Reid Foundation to support childhood cancer research.

Online condolences at www.grant-johnsonfh.com.