Anthony Baratta

Date of Death: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Age 68, retired Cook County Sherriff; Past National President, Order Sons of Italy; beloved husband of Michele Longo-Baratta; devoted father of Christina (Jim) Duea; cherished grandfather of Benjamin; dear step-father of Nicholas (Trisha) and step-grandfather of Nicholas and Frankie; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Wednesday 3 – 9 PM at THE ORIGINAL RAGO BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 7751 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago. Tony will be buried privately on Tuesday, Aug. 15 after 10 AM Mass at St. Anthony Church in his hometown of Des Moines, IA. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tony’s name may be made to Our Lady of Pompeii Shrine, Chicago, IL or St. Anthony’s Church in Des Moines, IA. For info: 773-276-7800 or

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 -
3:00pm to 9:00pm
private in Des Moines, IA


We had wonderful years together with our Baratta family. Love you, Anthony, always, Your big sister
Charlie Montague
We've enjoyed his friendship after golf and, of course, his superior play and jocular attitude on the golf course. Those of us that were very close to Tony know that he was a sweet and kind man and will miss him sorely.
Don Morrison
A good man gone way too soon. We still had golf to play Tony. Rest In Peace. My condolences to the Baratta family.
Al Glatt
I intend to pay my respects tomorrow at the visitation in Chicago but I cannot say it enough times that Tony was my favorite and will be sorely missed by all.
Ed Crow
I love Tony. Such a great guy and fun to play golf with. I'll always remember Tony.
John M. Griglione
Tim Kroll
We will have to have cannoli the next time we meet, rest in peace my brother.
John & Carol Ritz - Goodyear, Arizona
Rest in peace, Tony. Playing golf at Palm Valley Golf Course will not be the same without you.
John Miehl
John Miehl
Peter Carvo
Anthony I met you only Five years ago. Rest in Peace My Friend I will always remember you. Every time that I was able to Golf with you I had a great time and I can still see your smile.
Harold Matz
On behalf of the Palm Valley Senior Men's Golf Association, I want to express our deepest sympathy towards the loss of our member and friend. Tony was always full of life and a great guy to play golf with. We will miss his humor and unique perspective on many subjects.
Ralph Marroquin
I will always be your Chico....Go Nolan Ryan lol....
Brian and Melissa Rogers
It's been a pleasure being you neighbor, You will be missed my friend.... Love and hugs
paul runyon
i enjoyed golfing with tony in arizona. being from downers grove, tony and i always had something to talk about. we knew things about woodridge and downers grove that others didn't. i will miss tony and the things we shared.
Larry Osborne
Good bye my friend. I enjoyed our friendship in the 80s from Baskins but as friends having fun. Until we meet again, Rest in peace, Larry Osborne
Tony Prencipe
We will all miss Tony! I personally enjoyed our golf matches (Team & Inter Club). Tony brought a high level of competition to these matches. Lastly, I loved the lively discussions/debates we had on all topics. RIP Tony!