Gibbons Family Funeral Home, Ltd.
5917 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60634-2618

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Joseph Anthony Tripoli

Joseph Anthony Tripoli, 53, CPD Detective; devoted father of Jacqueline Nicole, Joseph Anthony, and Nicholas William; loving son of Joseph M. (Mary) and the late Linda; cherished brother of Anthony (Raquel), John, and Matthew; fond cousin, uncle and friend to many. CPD Officer for 27 Years. A generous, joyous heart who always put his family before himself – joining his many loved ones in the next life. May his laughter live long in our hearts and memories. Visitation Friday 3-8PM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin). Interment Private. For info (773) 777-3944 or

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Friday, January 7, 2022
Gibbons Family Funeral Home
5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin)

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Tonia Liss
5 Jan 2022

Dear Joe, Mary, and Family: We are thinking of you at this tragic and difficult time. This is such a heavy loss for your family. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Gil and Tonia Liss

Sandy Robinson (Dienethal)
5 Jan 2022

So saddened by the news of Joey’s passing. Prayers for comfort are with all the family and friends. I hadn’t seen Joey since our teenage years, but have many great memories of fun times living next door to him and ice skating at McFetridge. RIP my friend.

I’d like to share a passage by Max Lucado in hopes of offering some comfort during this time….

“Jesus….. weeps. He sits between Mary and Martha, puts an arm around each and sobs…..

He weeps with them.
He weeps for them.
He weeps with you.
He weeps for you.

He weeps so we will know: Mourning is not disbelieving. Flooded eyes don’t represent a faithless heart. A person can enter a cemetery Jesus-certain of life after death and still have a twin tower crater in their heart. Christ did. He wept, and he knew he was 10 minutes from seeing a living Lazarus!

And his tears give you permission to shed your own. Grief does not mean you don’t trust; it simply means you can’t stand the thought of another day without the Lazarus of your life. If Jesus gave the love, he understands the tears. So grieve, but don’t grieve like those who don’t know the rest of the story.”


Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. Joe will be remembered at the next Police Mass.

In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of our all-loving, all-merciful God! [Police Chaplains Ministry: or 312/738-7588]

Mikey O
7 Jan 2022

Thank YOU Joe for your kindness and friendship.
You were a class act.

Sophia Rodriguez
7 Jan 2022

The world has lost an incredible life. You have our sincere condolences, our deepest sympathies, and our unending love. Joe was an amazing father, brother, son, & friend. Family was everything to him. A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts, through us, they live on. May God grant your family the strength to bear this loss. Love, Sophia & Family

Aaron Taylor
8 Jan 2022

I’ve known Joe from when he was my beat cop in Uptown in the 90’s and he would be at CAPS meetings. He would always buy me a drink if we ran into each other around Chicago. I also enjoyed some of his annual summer barbecues. So sorry Tony and Matt and family.


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