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Only In Print: Futures in Education Founder Was An ‘Angel’ to 1,600 Catholic School Kids

John Loconsolo, pictured with his daughters in a photo taken many years ago, was always proud of the fact that he was able to provide a Catholic education for his girls. (Photo courtesy of Regina Dedick)

‘It shows what kind of man he was,’ grateful student’s father says

PROSPECT HEIGHTS — John Loconsolo worked hard to earn the money to send his eight daughters to Catholic school. All of his girls attended Visitation Academy and then Fontbonne Hall Academy. But Loconsolo’s belief in the importance of Catholic education extended far beyond his own family.

Loconsolo, who died April 1 at the age of 101, provided $2.5 million in scholarships over the years through the Victoria Loconsolo Foundation…

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