Irene B. Cortesi, nee Buczek

Irene B. Cortesi, nee Buczek, age 93, of LaGrange Park. Beloved wife of the late Guido “Guy” J. Cortesi; fond mother of Carolyn Jocius and Robert (Teresa) Cortesi; step-mother of Jean (the late Bill) Pinnella, the late Eileen (Buzz) Johnson and Janet (the late Walter) Novak, grandmother of 12; great-grandmother of 23; sister of the late Frank (the late Mary) Buczek, Michael (the late Anne) Buczek and Virginia (Richard) Paulus; aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday, May 7, 2015, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Friday, May 8, 2015, 9 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral Friday 9:30 A.M. to St. Louise de Marillac Church, La Grange Park. Mass 10 A.M. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Irene loved her family and friends. Competitive player of bridge and pinochle. Memorials appreciated to: Aging Care Connections, 111 West Harris Ave., La Grange, IL 60525. Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Richard Day condolence:

    So very sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I’m sending prayers and condolences to the family. Peace be with you.

  2. Deanna Frye condolence:

    My condolences to Irene’s family. She was a great lady. Bob and Theresa, my prayers to both of you.
    Sincerely, Deanna Frye

  3. Jim Walters condolence:

    We are so sorry to learn of Irene’s passing. May the sorrow you are feeling in your heart lighten with the love of people around you. The memory of Irene will live in our hearts

  4. Ed Collins condolence:

    My condolences to all family members of the ‘greatest friend’ I ever had. Irene’s love will live in my heart forever. I will miss you terribly. I love you Irene!

  5. Carolyn Stanek condolence:

    Sorry to hear of your loss, Bob. I’m sure she will be missed. – CS

  6. Nadia condolence:

    To the Cortesi family, I’m very sorry for your loss. No matter how much time passes we still feel the loss of our loved ones and view death as God does, an enemy. (1 Corinthians 15:26) May you find comfort and hope in His promise at Revelation 21:3,4 that shows soon there will be no more death, and we can see our loved ones again. Please accept my deepest condolences.

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