Year: 2013

Phyllis D. Fitzgerald

Phyllis D. Fitzgerald, nee Davis, beloved wife of the late Donald; loving mother of Nancy (W. James) McCoy, Catherine (Phillip) McMahon and the late D. Michael Fitzgerald; proud grandmother of James (Shannon) McCoy, Katherine (David) Myers and Matthew McMahon and

Aviola L. Meyer

Aviola L. Meyer, age 77, resident of Elmhurst; beloved wife of the late Garry G. Meyer; loving mother of Steven Jack Dooley, Fadilia K. (John) Watts; Lorraine (Joe) Bondi, Jeffery W. Koltunczyk and William (fiancé Sharon Nemchausky) Meyer; proud grandmother

Virginia T. “Jean” Kenny

Virginia T. Kenny “Jean”, died peacefully at home, after a struggle with cancer. Virginia was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Fred and Agnes Arndt. Jean was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and a strong supporter of St.

Ralph F. Tellefsen, Jr.

Ralph F. Tellefsen, Jr., Native of Elmhurst, loving husband of Charmaine, nee Moore for over 63 years; devoted father of Charmaine (Charles) Jones, Ralph “Fritz”, III (Nancy) and Christiane (Peter Jensen) Tellefsen M.D.; proud and loving grandfather of Leland Edward

Thomas M. Dobry

Thomas M. Dobry, beloved husband of Geraldine, nee Flynn; loving father of Timothy F. (Emily) and Thomas F. (Elizabeth); proud Papa Moo of Addison, Taylor, Tommy and Mary; dear brother of Terry (Jeanette) Dobry, Donna (“Moe”) Modjeski, Fred (Michelle), Brian

Marjorie D. Signorella Bodnar

Marjorie D. Bodnar, nee Signorella, age 97, former resident of Hillside and Melrose Park; beloved wife of the late Alex; loving mother of Connie Dvorak and the late Peter; dear sister of Connie (the late Joe) Adamson, Lillian (Frank) Scarpelli

Virginia E. McNamara

Virginia E. McNamara, nee Schaefer, age 84, lifelong resident of Elmhurst, active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church with service as  a Sunday school teacher and vacation Bible school teacher, member of the altar guild and women’s guild, greeter and member

Kathleen C. Leahy

Kathleen C. Leahy, nee Connon, age 66, resident of Elmhurst, Twin Lakes, WI and Ft. Myers, FL; beloved wife of W. Daniel; loving mother of Daniel P. (Jennifer), Bridget L. Hodgman, Matthew B. (Julie) and Elizabeth A. Leahy; proud grandmother

Marilyn L. Lupo

Marilyn L. Lupo, nee Brown, age 78, beloved wife of the late Gaspar “John”; loving mother of John (Tracy) Lupo, Joanne (Jack) Hummel and Susan Lupo; proud grandmother of Remy Lupo and John and David Hummel; dear sister of Ronald

Joyce J. Mollicone

Joyce J. Mollicone, nee Lucas, age 82, resident of Addison; beloved wife of the late Roger J.; loving mother of Roger Jess (Brenda) Mollicone and Rainn Mollicone (Salvatore) Incardone; proud grandmother of Christine, Brittney and Alise Mollicone, Savannah Janzen, Jacob

Timothy M. “Tim” Granahan

Timothy M. “Tim” Granahan, longtime resident of Ray Graham Association for the Handicapped, Bishop Quarters Graduate, Class of 1974, York High School Graduate Class of 1978 and Three Time Gold Medalist, Special Olympics; cherished son of Patrick and the late

Patricia A. Ferrarini

Patricia A. Ferrarini, nee Corrigan, age 78, longtime resident of Elmhurst, former employee of the Village of Franklin Park; former member Board of Directors, EWIM; beloved wife of Emil for over 57 years; loving mother of Bill, Marge (Ken) Bartels,

Therese V. Leahy

Therese V. Leahy, nee Quinlan, age 68, beloved wife of the late John E. “Jack”; loving mother of John Jr. and Tim (Esther); proud grandmother of Ryan, Patrick and Abigail; dear sister of Marigail (Bill) Hinchley, John (Patricia) and Cy

George Raymond Hanrahan

George Raymond Hanrahan, age 86, longtime resident of Elmhurst, Army Veteran of WWII, member of and usher at Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish, Elmhurst; dearest husband of Rita, nee Nutow; loving father of Sharon (Dave) Rosner, Marilyn (Dennis) Hanrahan-Speck, Mark (Natay)

Kevin W. White

Kevin W. White, age 50, resident of Villa Park, loving father of Kristen, Kevin, Jr. and Kyle; dear brother of Michael (Carole); cherished son of the late Walter and the late Mary T., nee McKenna; fond uncle of Danielle Michelle

John M. Reboletti

John M. Reboletti, age 74, Army Veteran of the Cuban Missile Crisis, former union printer and Republican Precinct Committeeman; beloved husband and loving caretaker of the late Janice, nee Babich; loving father of Dennis M. (Michelle) and Tracy M. Reboletti;

Joseph P. Croci

Joseph P. Croci, 81, passed away peacefully, Native of Chicago, formerly of Elmhurst, USAF Korean War Veteran; 34 year employee of Illinois Bell Telephone Company; beloved husband of Mary, nee McPhail; loving father of Joseph (Michelle), Mary (Thomas) Gibadlo ,

Mary Louise Long

Mary Louise Long, nee Reilly, former resident of Elmhurst; longtime parishioner of Immaculate Conception and Visitation Parishes, Elmhurst; volunteer driver and cook with Meals on Wheels, PADS volunteer  and volunteer of Ministry at Elmhurst Extended Care; beloved wife of the

Frank J. Stankiewicz, Sr.

Frank J. Stankiewicz, Sr. Visitation : Thursday, October 31, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 1, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Funeral Service: Friday, November 1, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home Entombment

Robert J. Cronin, Sr

Robert J. Cronin, Sr., age 76, Veteran of USMC, 47 year member of Immaculate Conception Parish, Elmhurst; dearest husband of Mary Ann, nee Hoffman; loving father of Bob (Beverly), Regina (Joe) Hughes, Carolin (Kerry) Mannion, Becky (Scott) Sutton, Christine (Tom)

Timothy P. “Tadhg” Murphy

Timothy P. “Tadhg” Murphy, age 84,Native of Waterville, Co. Kerry, Ireland, longtime resident of LaGrange Park, former Stationary Engineer with City College of Chicago; beloved husband of the late Mary C., nee O’Brien; loving father of Graham P.,  Mary S.,

Terrance J. O’Donnell

Terrance J. O’Donnell, age 69, beloved husband of Jan; loving father of Kelly, Shannon (Brad) Ross, Diana (Dave) Heyer, Terry, Rick Finn and Tiffany (Jeff) Odorisio; proud grandfather of Joe and Katie Ross, David, Charlie, Sam and Allie Heyer, Molly

Charles G. “Chuck” Spencer

Charles George “Chuck” Spencer, age 35, graduate of Fenwick High School, Class of 1996 and Dominican University; cherished son of Russell and Loretta, nee Kirby; beloved brother of Russ, Betty (Manny Urbina) and Margaret (Joe) Solomon; loving uncle of Stella

James C. McKeegan

James C. McKeegan, age 60, resident of Oak Park, beloved son of the late James and the late Yolande McKeegan, nee Carlson; loving brother of John (Barbara) McKeegan, Yolande (Steve) Lamick, Thomas McKeegan, Peter McKeegan, and late Susanne Golz and

Dorothy M. Kelley

Dorothy M. Kelley Visitation : Friday, October 11, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Funeral Service : Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home Interment

Lorraine E. Van Deventer

Lorraine E. Van Deventer, nee Wedman; beloved wife of the late Jethro J “Bud”.; loving mother of Kenneth (Jayne) and Cathy Vella; proud grandmother of Kenneth and Matthew Van Deventer and Tony Vella; Visitation Monday, 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m

Valerie M. Blain

Valerie M. Blain, age 92, nee Serafin, resident of Elmhurst, former member Elmhurst Garden Club and Welcome Wagon; beloved wife of the late Frank A.; loving mother of Charlotte (the late John G. Hamby) Blain Hamby, MD, Frank A. (Marilyn

Mary Gibbons

Mass of Christian Burial : Friday, 10:00 a.m. at Saint Giles Catholic Church, 1025 Columbian Avenue, Oak Park.  Interment to follow at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside.

Kenneth F. Welter, Sr.

WELTER Kenneth F. Welter, Sr., age 85, resident of Huntley, graduate of University of Illinois, School of Engineering; beloved husband of Victoria, nee Difino; loving father of Susan (Joseph) Lavalle, Kenneth F. Jr. (Jennifer), Joanne Pittman, and Julie (Daniel) Grainge;

Martin Moreno

Visitation : Monday, September 16, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Funeral service : Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.  at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road,

Bert J. Hawkins

Bert J. Hawkins, age 86, resident of Elmhurst, Army Veteran, survived by children Judith Ann and Bert J. III and his grandchildren. Visitation Friday, 8:00 a.m. until time of funeral service 10:00 a.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York

Ray Jozaitis

Ray Jozaitis, longtime resident of Elmhurst, Army Veteran of WWII, beloved husband of Rita, nee Evans, for 64 years; fond father of Pete (Kathy) and Maribeth (Jim) Anderson; proud grandfather of Nicole, Ryan, Kyle, Carrie and Sarah. Visitation Saturday, August

Justin Tyler Adamkiewicz

Justin Tyler Adamkiewicz, age 28, suddenly, resident of Elmhurst; Graduate LeCordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Chicago; beloved son of Lauri (Robert) Nadler, nee MacDonald and Stan Adamkiewicz; loving brother of Garry, Tim, Ashley and Amber Majewski, Heather, Nick and

Daniel J. Connell

Daniel J. Connell, age 48, lifetime resident of Elmhurst, former Elmhurst Extreme and Elmhurst Airborne Coach; beloved husband of Alicia, nee Christensen; loving father of Brendan and Michael; cherished son of Frank and Dorothy, nee Brown; dear brother of Kevin,

Arthur J. Caruso

Arthur J. Caruso, age 93, Navy Veteran of WWII, resident of Elmhurst; member of WOW; beloved husband of the late Beverly, nee Young; loving father of William and the late Arthur; proud grandfather of Jay, Donna and David; dear brother

Bruce Cameron

Bruce Cameron, 75, of Las Cruces, NM, formerly of Oak Park; beloved husband of the late Barbara, nee Guy; loving father of Sean (Jennifer) and Guy(Cynthia); proud grandfather of 5; cherished son of the late Marshall Alex and the late

Michael P. Brophy

Michael P. Brophy, age 81, Native of Dublin, Ireland; currently of Elmhurst; U.S. Navy Veteran; member Painters Union Local 147; retired Foreman at Pepper Construction with over 40 years of service; loving husband of Eileen, nee Keane; devoted father of

Chester Lawdenski

Chester Lawdenski, age 84, Army Veteran of Korean War; resident of Oakbrook Terrace; beloved husband of Ann, nee Conoboy; loving father of Thomas (Robbin), Timothy (Tamara) and James (Elvira); proud grandfather of Troy, Dana and Tory Lawdenski, Heather (Jason) Gonzalez,

George J. Jungman

George J. Jungman, age 94, Navy Veteran of WWII, beloved husband of the late Mildred, nee Brousil; loving father of Sandra (James) Durkowski, Amelia (Dennis) Karns and George Jr. (the late Margaret); dear grandfather of Timothy (Laura) Durkowski, Michael (Mary

Jeanette Spatafore

SPATAFORE Jeanette Spatafore, nee Vitale, age 91, formerly of Mayslake Village, Bellwood and Berkley; beloved wife of the late Frank E.; loving mother of Deacon Anthony (Monica) Spatafore; proud grandmother of Nicole Spatafore and Danette (Eric) Hedman and great-grandmother of