Josephine DeSantis, nee Carella

Josephine DeSantis

Josephine DeSantis, nee Carella, age 88, of Downers Grove, formerly North Riverside; beloved wife of the late Peter M. DeSantis; loving mother of Frank (Laura) DeSantis, Rocco (Andrea) DeSantis, Florence (Michael Ibarra) Pedecone, Victoria (Greg) Bink; proud grandmother of Dena (Jeremy) Fagan, Frank (Allanah) DeSantis, Ronnie (Lauren) Pedecone, Nikki Pedecone, Peter (Agnes) DeSantis, Danny (Kristen) Bink and Michael Bink; great-grandmother of Samantha, Amelia, Brynn, Michael, Maggie, Mia and Jaxson; Josephine is survived by her sister Theresa Russo and predeceased by Madeline (the late Michael) Abbinante, Grace (the late Nick) Navarra, Sister Eleanor “Mannie”, Annette (the late Carmen) Basile, Frances (the late Clyde) Wright; aunt and great aunt of many.

Visitation Friday, November 24, 2023 from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. at Mater Christi Church, 2431 S. 10th Ave., North Riverside, IL. Mass 11 A.M.

Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside

Memorials appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601 or Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA), 375 Kings Highway North, Suite B, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd. 9445 w. 31st Street, Brookfield, Il 60513.

Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Genevieve Steitz condolence:

    Aunt Jo,

    You will forever be loved and missed.
    You were a beautiful soul and now finally home with Uncle Pete and all your loved ones.
    Rest in peace.
    I love you.
    Genevieve V. Steitz

  2. Donna cavazos condolence:

    RIP Mrs. De Santis
    I have never forgotten you over all these years.
    Rest easy ✝️

  3. Pete and Marge Fleisner condolence:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. A loss of a parent is very difficult. We are sending our prayers. Pete and Marge

  4. Belinda Lloyd condolence:

    So sorry for your loss I know that God has her right there with him because His word says I will go and prepare a place for you and I will return for you on the streets of Gold she is with all her love ones rejoicing hallelujah her journey here is complete thank you Jesus for the beautiful lady she was here on earth your will was done Amen my condolences Belinda and Charlie Lloyd

  5. Danny Mikulka condolence:

    Going to make a second attempt at sending this as for some reason my first went into limbo…
    Cousin Frank informed me of the unfortunate event and our friend Doreen kindly guided me here to the funeral homes site … I am so very very sorry hearing of ️Mom’s️ passing as even though we haven’t seen each other for quite some time other than maybe teeny bits on Facebook now, but you are all always on my mind from all the years in the past that we’ve been doing things more then likely via KOMAREK and RB even though I’m no longer in the in the NR area for a second time since late ’17.
    I wish you all nothing but the Best for your futures and even to the new °°De°° Generation members who have made their appearances to this never ending circle of life we all live in !!!
    Take Care !!! Danny ✌️

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