Terrence “Terry” Xavier Pirro, 58, Woodstock, died Thursday, May 19, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Aug. 19, 1957, to Michael and Josephine (Rosati) Pirro in Evanston.
On Sept. 25, 1982, he married Mary Surovitz at St. Mary Catholic Church, Huntley.
He was the proud owner of Pirro’s Restaurant in Woodstock as well as the creator of Pirro’s Sauce. He loved cooking, eating and sharing fine wine, especially when it was in the company of his family and dear friends. He loved cars, fly fishing and music. He was a member of the restaurant association as well as the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce. He loved life, living every moment to the fullest, and he cherished the time he spent with his family.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Chanay (Daniel) Livingston and Brianna Pirro; three grandchildren, Annabella, Colton and Cody; his parents; a brother, Jimmy Pirro; a sister, Donna Pirro; two nieces, Alexa Contos and Lilianna Piro; a nephew, Logan Pirro; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.
A visitation was held May 22 at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock. The funeral Mass was May 23 at St. Mary Catholic Church. Inurnment will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Woodstock.
Memorials can be made to the Terry Pirro Benefit Trust, Gavers Cancer Foundation, JourneyCare Hospice or the Rush University Medical Center for Head and Neck Cancer Research.