Year: 2017

Joe Newton

** Update ** A memorial service will be held January 27, 2018, 2:00 p.m. at York Community High School, 355 St Charles Rd, Elmhurst, IL 60126.  Services will be held in the Commons are of the school.  Enter through the doors

Richard J. “Dick” Small

Richard J. “Dick” Small, age 92, Veteran USCG, member IBEW Local 134, longtime member Boy Scouts of America, American Legion and Cook & DuPage Bee Association; beloved husband of Grace, nee Karasinski; loving father of Susan (Rich) Nagel, Sharon (the

Helen M. Fitzgerald

Helen M. Fitzgerald, nee Smolen, beloved wife of the late Richard C. Fitzgerald, Sr.; loving mother of Kathleen (Gregory) Tabor, Jeanne (Maurice) Dore, James, Michael and Richard , Jr. (Mary) Fitzgerald; proud grandmother of Amanda (Todd) Kolbaba, Sarah (Peter) Conrad,

Joseph F. Bowen

Joseph F. Bowen, returned to his heavenly Father after a brief illness. Joe proudly served his country in the 3rd Army Division from 1941-1945 in Morocco, North Africa and Italy. He served as a police officer for the City of

William B. “Bill” McDonnell

William B. “Bill” McDonnell, age 92, Native of Co. Galway, Ireland; longtime resident of Elmwood Park; Army Veteran; beloved husband of the late Josefine, nee Fischer; loving father of Roy and the late Brian; dear brother of Tony and the

Katherine Rita Rohn

Katherine Rita Rohn, nee Brennan, peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family, at as Kay called it the “respectable age of 97″, a proud 90 year resident of Elmhurst; beloved wife of the late Edward J. Jr.; loving mother

John “Jay” Wilkins

John “Jay” Wilkins, devoted husband of Peggy, nee McLaughlin; proud father of John (Julie), Todd and Patrick and grandfather of 7; dear brother of Bob (Dorothy) and the late Dick (Carol) Wilkins; fun-loving uncle and friend of many. Jay was

Thomas P. Helms

Thomas P. Helms, age 74, employee at RRD-Precision Dialogue, Inc.; beloved husband of Margaret, nee Halvey; loving father of Thomas Deo (Tammi) Helms, Colleen (John) Sieger, John (Shari) Lipuma, Mary (Philip) Manade, Kathryn Lipuma; dear grandfather of Jack and Elizabeth

Frank Cullen

Frank Cullen, age 95, Native of Kilmore, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland; longtime resident of Bellwood; beloved husband of the late Eileen, nee Howley; loving father of Tom; proud grandfather of Ceara; dear brother of the late Eileen (Malachy) McKillop, Vera

Johnine A. Giandonato

Johnine A. Giandonato Visitation : Monday, 3:00 p.m.until 8:00 p.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home Funeral Service : Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home Interment : Tuesday, following the service,

Leticia Mejia, MD

Leticia Mejia, MD, nee Cosico, retired House Physician at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital for almost 20 years, beloved mother of Norman, Eileen (Reynaldo, MD) Castro, MD, Roy Mejia and Jennifer (Reymond) Dela Cruz; proud grandmother of Cheryl (James) Conway, Robin Edward

William E. Burns

William E. Burns, age 84, Veteran of USAF, member VFW, Wood Dale, retired Air Traffic Controller in the Aurora Control Center; beloved husband of Judy, nee Beach; loving father of Cynthia (the late Mykel) Maloney, Roxanne (Jim) Howard, Vanessa Wright

Theresa M. Persenico

Theresa M. Persenico, age 96, of Elmhurst, beloved wife of the late Roland D.; loving mother of Roland L. and Carl Persenico and Rolita (Bill) Miller; proud grandmother of Amy (Tony) Chavez, Stephanie and Ryan Persenico and Robin, Jeff and

Bette J. Stack

Bette J. Stack, of Elmhurst, beloved wife of the late Maurice; loving mother of John P. (Betsy) Stack, Maurice “Tim”, Bridget A. (Steve) Clancy and the late Margaret (David) Lombardi and Mary Pat Stack; proud grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother

Brenda J. Covelli

Brenda J. Covelli, native of Camden, TN, resident of Elmhurst, 64 passed away after a long battle with Cancer, surrounded by her family. Brenda was the beloved wife of Jerry for over 47 years, loving mother of Lisa (Chris), Bonnie

Albert Bertalmio

Albert Bertalmio, of Elmhurst, passed away one day short of his 100th birthday. He remembered the Armistice celebration, held in his mother’s arms. Albert was the beloved husband of the late Elsie; loving father of Albert John and Lynne (William

Thomas J. Hughes

Thomas J. Hughes, age 84, resident of Elmhurst, USAF Veteran of the Korean War; retired employee of People’s Gas with over 40 years of service; loving husband of Roseanne T., nee Annerino; loving father of Thomas Hughes, Mary Lynn (Ray)

Carl Sciurba

Carl Sciurba Visitation : Thursday, 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home Mass of Christian Burial : Thursday, 9:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Entombment : Thursday, following mass, Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 1400 South Wolf

Joseph C. Gugliuzza

Joseph C. Gugliuzza, age 94, of Addison, beloved husband of the late Anna Mae, nee Rizzo, for over 66 years; loving father of Frances, Charles (Jean) and Sam (Dianna); proud grandfather of Joseph Gugliuzza, Michael McCarty, Charles and Anthony Gugliuzza;

James T. Braniff, Sr.

James T. Braniff, Sr, age 87, formerly of Elmwood Park and Sanibel Island, FL, currently of Western Springs; retired partner with Nicholson, Porter & List; a man of many interests who always appreciated family and times well spent; beloved husband

Romolo S. “Ron” Maione

Romolo S. “Ron” Maione, age 87, resident of Elmhurst, longtime Attorney practicing in Chicago, member Romeo Club and WOW; beloved husband of the late Edda, nee Furlan; loving father of Robert Maione and Robin Paro; proud grandfather of CJ and

Loretta Schneegas

Loretta Schneegas, nee Sullivan; beloved wife of Alan D.; loving mother of Capt. David, USN (Eileen), Peter A., William C. (Jeorjette), John (Lynne), Suzanne (Patrick) Mahoney, Margaret “Peggy”, Anne Marie (Brian) Norton, Steven, Jennifer Zamarripa and the late baby Joseph;

Allen D. Hubbell

Allen D. Hubbell, of Elmhurst, Air Force Veteran of the Korean War, beloved husband of June Hubbell; loving father of Samuel F. and Robert A. Hubbell; proud grandfather of Angeline King, Samantha Hubbell and David Hubbell. Visitation Thursday, October 26,

Catherine S. Johnson

Catherine S. Johnson, nee Secor, age 74, of Elmhurst, longtime employee at Chicago Racetracks; beloved wife of Joe for over 50 years; loving mother of Tammy (Bill) Burr and Todd (Mary Jo) Johnson; proud grandmother of Kyle, Chloe and Ella

Barbara H. Phelps

Barbara H. Phelps, nee Lind, age 89, longtime resident of Elmhurst, member Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Guild, Faith United Methodist Church and former volunteer at Field Elementary School; beloved wife of the late Lander “Larry”; loving mother of Kevin (Cynthia) Phelps,

Donna Jean Hulsman

Donna Jean Hulsman, of Elmhurst, longtime organ and piano teacher; dear daughter of the late Donald and the late Martha, nee Signorella; niece of Lillian Scarpelli and Dori Signorella; fond cousin of the Signorella, Ottow, Bodnar, Adamson, Scarpelli, Kovach, Henselman,

Leslie Ann Maly

Leslie Ann Maly, née Torrance, completed her life’s journey peacefully at her home at the age of 61. Leslie was the cherished daughter of the late Daniel and the late Mary Torrance; loving mother of Daniel (Shane Martins) Maly; dear

William E. “Eddie” Weishaupt

William E. “Eddie” Weishaupt, age 82, Air Force Veteran of the Korean War; beloved husband of Donna M., nee Hoff; loving father of Sandra Kousa, William, Jr. (Paulina), Robert (Angela), Glenn (Victoria Weiser) and the late Lynn Weishaupt and Sharon

James W. “Rooster” Pfafflin

James W. “Rooster” Pfafflin, currently of Lombard, formerly of Bellwood, Veteran of the Merchant Marines in WWII, Graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Class 1950; lifetime member of Teamsters Local 727; beloved husband of the late Catherine M., nee

Frank D. Chillemi

Frank D. Chillemi, age 87, Army Veteran, beloved father of Peter Frank, Victor Thomas (Wanda), Paul (Flo), Jim (Debbie), Mike, Rick and Patty (Suzanne Cech) Chillemi; proud grandfather of 15, great-grandfather of 20 and great-great-grandfather of 1. Visitation Saturday, 11:00

Sharon E. Natanek

Sharon E. Natanek, age 71, of Elmhurst, Graduate of Lourdes High School, and DePaul University, Chicago; former employee at McCormick College and Elmhurst College; beloved mother of Kimberly (Kent) Ericksen and Mark Natanek; proud grandmother of Victoria and Matthew Ericksen.

Kevin F. Costello

Kevin F. Costello, age 82, of McHenry, formerly of Elmhurst; avid bridge player; Graduate of Campion High School and Spring Hill College; beloved husband of the late Nancy, nee Burns; loving father of Colleen (Jeff) Rauen, Rob (Jan), Brian (Katy)

Jeanne A. Noonan

Jeanne A. Noonan, nee Roach, age 86, of Oak Brook, formerly of Elmhurst; beloved wife of the late Robert; loving mother of Donna, Nancy, Joanne and Bill; proud grandmother to Bill’s children with Lori Noonan,  Courtney (Stephen) Post, Emily (John)

Mary C. “Maureen” McSharry

Mary C. “Maureen” McSharry Visitation : Friday, September 15, 2017, 4:00 p.m .until 8:00 p.m. Funeral service : Friday, September 15, 2017, Gibbons Funeral Home, 7:00 p.m. Interment : Private

Francis I. Lavin, MD

Francis I. Lavin, MD, age 91, of Elmhurst, Navy Veteran of WWII, a true gentleman, known for dedication and devotion to the patients of his longtime family medical practice in Bensenville and Elmhurst and as an attending physician at Elmhurst

John M. Hartnett

John M. Hartnett, age 93, Native of Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick, Ireland; resident of Villa Park; employee at the Ovaltine Corporation for over 32 years; beloved husband of Mary Ann, nee Farragher for over 48 years; loving father of Mary Julia

Teresa M. Marcotte

Teresa M. Marcotte, nee Quigley, age 98, of Elmhurst, formerly of Kankakee; beloved wife of the late Francis O.; loving mother of Judith, Barbara (John) Burke, Thomas (Diane McGinnis), Joanne, and the late Kenneth (Susan); proud grandmother of Daniel (Carrie),

William D. Smith

William D. Smith, age 78 of Elmhurst, former longtime employee at UPS; former employee of Pepper Sports and starter at Maple Meadows Golf Course; baseball card enthusiast; beloved husband of Diane V., nee Leston; loving father of Michael (Michelle), Daniel

Douglas B. Driscoll

Douglas B. Driscoll, age 49, Army Veteran, member of Peace School – Chicago, accomplished martial artist; cherished son of Kathleen, nee Stein and the late Lester Driscoll; beloved brother of Kirsten (Matt) Gillono, Todd, and Kelly (William) Facchini; proud uncle

Jessica Anne Leen

Jessica Anne Leen, nee Witker, age 82, of Elmhurst. Adored wife of Terence “Terry”; beloved mother of Patrick, Elizabeth (Michael) Spratley, Moira (Scott) Savel, Jennifer (Jeffrey) Mussatto, Ellen (fiancé Richard Behles) Anderson, and Michael (Jane) Leen; She will be deeply