Rev. John L. Corredato, CSV died April 7, 2008 at St. John’s Hospice in Springfield, IL. Fr. Corredato was 66. He was born in Springfield, Illinois on July 1, 1941, the son of Anthony and Bruna (nee Gaio) Corredato who preceded him in death. He is survived by one brother, James A. (JoAnn) Corredato, one sister, Mrs. Mary E. (Donald) Buckman and several nieces and nephews.
Fr. Corredato graduated from Cathedral Boys’ High School in Springfield,IL in 1959. He professed first vows as a Viatorian on September 8, 1960 and final vows on September 8, 1963. He received a B.A. in history from Loyola University, Chicago in 1964 and then entered the Viatorian Seminary. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 1, 1968 in Peoria by Bishop John Franz. In 1972, he earned an M.A. in religious education from Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. He pursued further studies at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California in 1981.
After ordination, he was assigned as associate pastor to St. Viator Parish and Guardian Angel Cathedral in Las Vegas, Nevada. He served these two parishes until 1971 when he was assigned as associate pastor to St. Patrick Parish in Kankakee, IL. He returned to St. Viator Parish, Las Vegas in 1981 and served as associate pastor for one year. He was then appointed as pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Springfield, IL, where he served until 1990. He returned once again to Las Vegas as pastor of St. Viator Parish from 1990 to 1995. He then returned to his native Illinois and served as parochial vicar for three months at St. Paul Church in Highland, IL, before being assigned to St. Boniface Parish in Edwardsville, IL, where he served as pastor until July 2007. In September 2007, he was appointed as parochial vicar of Guardian Angel Cathedral in Las Vegas.
Visitation was April 13, 2008 at St. Joseph Church, 1345 N. Sixth Street, Springfield, IL from 3:00 p.m. – ¬8:00 p.m., with a wake service at 7:30 p.m. The Mass of Resurrection was celebrated April 14, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church. There was visitation before Mass beginning at 12:30 p.m. Interment was in the family plot at Calvary Cemetery in Springfield.
Please remember our brother John in your Masses and prayers.
Taken from letter to the Viatorian Community on April 7, 2008 from the Provincial, Rev. Thomas R. von Behren, CSV