Kathleen “Kathi” Parisi, nee Lynch

Kathleen “Kathi” Parisi, nee Lynch, age 59 of LaGrange Park. Beloved wife of Charles “Chuck” Parisi; loving mother of Caitlin Parisi, John “Jack” Parisi and Robert Parisi; sister of Tim (Vera) Lynch, Kevin (Nancy) Lynch, Brian Lynch, Wendy (Will) Einspar, Colleen Lynch Loomis; aunt of many nieces and nephews; daughter of the late Robert Lynch and the late Jeannine (Jim) Grisetto, nee Montpetit.

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, services are postponed to a future date. A Mass will be announced at St. Francis Xavier Church, LaGrange. Interment Private.
Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st St., Brookfield, IL 60513. In lieu of flowers memorials appreciated to the Kathi Parisi Starts with Art Scholarship, LaGrange Art League, Gallery & Studio, 122 Calendar Ave, LaGrange, IL 60525 or the (Loyola Child Life Services)-Loyola University Medical Center, Attn: Child Life, 2160 S. 1st Avenue, Bldg. 104, Room 4317, Maywood, IL 60153

Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

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  1. Donald J Kucera and Jane condolence:

    Chuck, Don and I are sooo sorry to hear about Kathi’s passing. She was a lady of great joy whenever I visited with her. I remember her organizing the children’s Christmas pagents. I will miss her smiling face. Many blessings to you and your family as you walk through this period of your life. Don and Jane

  2. Lucile and Tom Nichol condolence:

    So sorry for your loss of Kathi. She was a ray of sunlight every time you spoke with her. Positive, happy, and fun. Your family is in our prayers.

  3. Carolyn and Phillip Hammerschmitt condolence:

    Our heartfelt sympathy to Kathi’s family. She was such a classy, warm woman with such a smile. She touched so many lives. May God’s healing be with all of you.

  4. John and Georgette Brokopp condolence:

    Our time of knowing Kathi within these Earthly bounds was much too short, but our memories of her will be timeless. Warm, loving, and generous of her heart, she treated our son Joshua as a member of her family and was a reassuring friend to us when he followed her son Robbie into the military. Our Heavenly Father truly has received His loving child Kathi, who had the remarkable gift of “A Word at the Right Time is like Apples of Gold in a Network of Silver” (Proverbs 25:11) May God Bless the Parisi Family. Jesus promises us they will all be comforted.

  5. Carolyn Kline condolence:

    Chuck, my heart goes out to you and your family. Kathy’s bright light was evident through her art, her smile and her warm and loving personality. I will miss her greatly and sending love to you.

  6. John and Gaylene Rankin condolence:

    Chuckie, words cannot express how sorry we were to learn of Kathi’s passing. God be with you and your family at this very difficult time.

  7. Andy & Margo Opila and Family condolence:

    We all are so sorry to hear of Kathi’s passing. All our prayers and thoughts are sent to you all. Kathi will be greatly missed.

    All our Love,
    Andy, Margo and Opila Family

  8. Phyllis Dixon condolence:

    My condolences on the loss of Kathi. She was such a creative fun loving person. With phenomenal spirit. May she Rest In Peace. May you hold your memories of her in your heart.

  9. Phyllis Dixon condolence:

    My condolences on the loss of Kathi. She was such a creative fun loving person. With phenomenal spirit. May she Rest In Peace. May you hold your memories of her in your heart.

  10. Rick & Jan Borek condolence:

    Dear Chuck & Family, can’t even begin to say how sorry we are. She was amazing and beautiful outside and inside. God bless you, we are sending love and prayers.

  11. Eve Propper condolence:

    My deepest condolences to the entire family and all friends of Kathi. May she rest in peace xo

  12. Shari Bongiorno condolence:

    Chuck – I cannot begin to express how truly sorry I am.about Kathi’s passing. I just don’t have the words. Please know I am praying for peace for you and the kids during this most difficult time. The world has lost a beautiful soul. God bless.

  13. La Grange Art League condolence:

    We are deeply sadden at the loss of our beloved member, Kathi. Our prayers to her family and friends.

  14. Colleen Kadlec condolence:

    When our daughter, Heather, had a stroke 9 years ago, Kathy came once a week to do an art project with her. Her smile, enthusiasm , and joy made a difference in Heather’s outlook and recovery. Our family will always be so grateful for Kathy’s friendship. Kathy is one of the special people you meet in life! Please accept our sympathy.

  15. Lisa Szostak condolence:

    So very sorry to hear about Kathi’s passing. I knew her in high school. She was always kind and friendly. We ran into each other occasionally over the years and her beautiful personality was always as bright as ever. My sincere condolences to Kathi’s family.

  16. Terri Simeoni condolence:

    Chuck and family….so very sorry for your loss. Hold on to your memories of Kathi. They have become one of your greatest treasures. Love and prayers.

  17. Bernadette McMahon condolence:

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of your lovely Mother and Wife. She was such a great women. I really got to know her last summer on float Saturday and Sundays after the V. It was so nice to talk with her. Such a wonderful loving person. I was blessed to give Ashes with her at one of the last masses that we had in person before Covid at SFX. Glad I got to spend time with her at Mass that night. She was a person with such Heart and sincerity. So glad I got to meet her and her in my life. Her heart is still in all of you. Celebrate your memories of her always. She was so proud of her children. Prayers for your family for your grand loss.

  18. lawrence kenneth condolence:

    chuck WAS SORRY TO READ the passing of kathy i was a neigbor right near you on blanchan ave in la grange i rember your mom and dad and brother jewel so i knewyour family long time agow we live courner house on blanchan ave the kennetha family my name is larry kenneth

  19. Barb Prack condolence:

    Chuck and family, my heart goes out to you. I met Cathi at the Art League. What talent she had! I also loved her outgoing personality. My deepest sympathy to all of you!

  20. Heather Hug condolence:

    I am very sorry to hear of Kathi’s passing. My thoughts are with her family and friends.

  21. lawrence kenneth condolence:

    sorry to read about your wife passing i knew chuck and his brother jewel for a long time we live in la grange park on the corner lot on blanchan ave my name is larry kenneth

  22. Sandy Garvey condolence:

    I am deeply shocked and saddened by the passing of Kathi. We shared some fun times teaching the kids art at St. Louise. My most sincere condolences to the entire family. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  23. Tim, Jeanine, Casey, & Ryan Vileta condolence:

    We were so sorry to hear that Kathi passed away. Our prayers, love, & support are with her family & friends. Find comfort in knowing that Kathi will always be remembered fondly.

    Although God called Kathi home, we are grateful that her suffering was brief.
    He BLESSED us all with this classy, smart, caring, fun-loving, beautiful soul we called Kathi, who embodied my favorite quote & we are all better for knowing her.

    To laugh often and much;
    To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
    To learn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
    To appreciate beauty,
    To find the best in others;
    To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
    To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
    This is to have succeeded.”

    ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  24. Megan Pignato condolence:

    I am so sorry to hear of Kathi’s passing. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

  25. Kelly Fox condolence:

    My condolences to kathi’s family. She was one of a kind and remembered by all who met her. She was such a special woman and touched so many people.

  26. Samantha O'Malley condolence:

    Mr Parisi and Kids

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Parisi was a beautiful, beckon of light. I know there’s nothing anyone can say or do, to take away your pain. Loosing your best friend, your go-to, your everything.. is a miserable, scary feeling. I believe she’s still with all of you, I believe if you ask her for signs, they will come. I believe, even though it will never be the same, she’s got your back, now more than ever. My heart is with each of you. Your Mom/Wife was such a strong, beautiful soul. I know she’s dancing, pain free, up there with good company. Sending all my love and prayers to you all!!


  27. Vera Smith condolence:

    My sincerest condolences for the loss of Kati, your family member. May you remember her fondly and find piece as you move forward in the days ahead.

  28. Lawrence Rocco condolence:

    So sorry for your loss. She was a very nice lady.

  29. Ann Marie and Neal Lehmann condolence:


    Neal and I are so sorry for your loss. Kathi was an amazing person and we are better for having known her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

    Ann Marie and Neal Lehmann

  30. Peggy Ronovsky condolence:

    My heart is breaking for your loss. Kathi will be missed by so many people. She was the best Snow White I have ever seen. God bless you Chuck and your beautiful children. Kathi was a person I will never forget.

  31. Andi Kaplan condolence:

    I am in shock. I am so very sorry
    Kathi and I used to fly together for American Airlines. Although I haven’t seen her in years, we had a nice relationship via Facebook and would often share flight attendant stories and jokes.
    I’m speechless and truly sorry from the bottom of my heart

  32. Maryeve & Terry Lerner condolence:

    So sorry for your loss. So glad Kathi was able to enjoy her celebrations of life parade. She was the ultimate party planner! That is just one of the wonderful things I remember about her. I am honored that Stephanie & I were able to be a part of that celebration. Your family is in our thoughts & prayers.

    Maryeve & Terry Lerner & family

  33. Monica Gyorke condolence:

    Dear Chuck,
    I was so sorry to hear of Kathi’s passing. She was always so joyful and full of enthusiasm. I’ll always remember her have the kindergarten class act out a plane flight during Occupations Week. She was awesome! God bless you and the kids during this very difficult time.Sincerely, Monica

  34. Nancy Barry condolence:

    Chuck I was sad to hear about Kathi! I will always remember her. I have said some prayers for you and for your family. It is so hard to lose a wife and a mother who is as wonderful as Kathi was. God bless you all.

  35. Brittney Conway condolence:

    I am very sorry for your loss. I just met Kathi on March 8th of this year – she was a judge for the 2020 Lilac Princess Program. A past Lilac Queen herself. She was beautiful and a ray of light. She was excited and her energy was contagious. I will miss her. On behalf of the Lilac Princess Program, our thoughts are with you.

  36. Student at LGAL condolence:

    Dear Parisi family, I am very sorry for your loss. I met Kathi as a student at the LGAL ironically just a few weeks after my father passed away suddenly. I had signed up months earlier and was not going to go, but I had made a commitment to a younger person to go and did. It was the best time I have had in years. She brought such fun and enthusiasm to the event. Every detail was thought out and tied together – snacks, atmosphere, project. The project is one we will also always remember and we gifted one to a senior living just before Covid lockdown. She talked of her children with joy during the class. I learned then that she also taught students at a large school nearby. She could have taken breaks from all the teaching, but I am glad she choose to share her lively , happy spirit with others even further. Very sorry for your loss. I will always remember her and the event she led!

  37. Alana Waters-Piper condolence:

    I literally never spent a single second in Kathi’s presence that wasn’t joyous. She was a bright spot in everyone’s day. There’s no doubt that she will be terribly missed by so many. Bless you, Kathi. I’m honored to have known you, beautiful lady.

  38. Pam and Tom Powers condolence:

    Dear Chuck, Caitlin, Jack and Robbie,
    Words can’t express our deep sorrow. Life will just not be the same without Kathi and her beautiful smile. Please find some comfort in knowing that you all were the light that made her shine. Our deepest sympathies.
    Pam and Tom Powers

  39. Pat & Teresa Speziale condolence:

    To the Parisi Family,
    We are deeply sorry for your loss.
    Kathi had a beautiful soul, and a wonderful smile, she touched so many lives. We will miss her very much! Our deepest sympathy and prayers to all of you!
    Pat & Teresa Speziale

  40. Teresa and Pat Speziale condolence:

    To the Parisi Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Kathi had a beautiful soul and a gorgeous smile.
    She will be greatly missed!
    Hugs to all of you with love!
    Pat and Teresa Speziale

  41. Janet & Bill Garreau condolence:

    Chuck and family, we are heartbroken for tour loss. Kathi was pure love and a joy to be around. Sending prayers for healing and big hugs.

  42. David & Lynette Foster condolence:

    Dear Chuck, Jack, Kaitlin and Robbie:
    We are deeply saddened and express our most sincerely condolences on Kathi’s sudden and untimely passing. We will never forget her. From the kindness she showed our family, especially my parents while they lived on Blanchan Ave. and were at the Art League, to the home made dinners she cooked and brought down to us when both mom and dad passed, to the most beautiful and inventive Christmas cards she created and sent out, to the bright and welcoming decorations she always put up on your house on the holidays making the 1400 block of Blanchan a special place to come back to; she will be missed. Please call on us if we can help out in any way as you all work through this tragedy. We can never fully reciprocate the kindness she extended to us, but we will try.
    David & Lynette Foster

  43. Mari Gibson and family condolence:

    She will be lighting up the heavens with her beautiful smile and vibrant personality. Our deepest condolences.

  44. Jim Lofendo condolence:

    So sad for the loss of Kathi. My thoughts and prayers go out to her friends and family. I’m grateful that we talked at our 40 year reunion. God’s blessings on Kathi.
    With Love, Jim Lofendo and family

  45. Donna Rankin Walker condolence:

    Dear Chuckie and family,

    I was so saddened to learn of your tremendous loss. Although I didn’t know Kathi well, I did meet her at the LGAL a few summers ago when Dave Foster’s paintings were on display. When a staff member heard that I had lived next door to the the Fosters, she went to get Kathi. Kathi greeted me so warmly and we chatted about his art and Blanchan Ave. She helped me choose a lovely painting that hangs in my hallway. Please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences.


    Donna Rankin Walker

  46. John P. Wyman condolence:

    Chuck, Know you and the kids are in my thoughts and prayers.

  47. Jon Hoadley condolence:

    Chuck, John, Caitlin and Robert, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry to here that Kathi passed so suddenly. Her spirit for life was unmatched. Much love.

  48. Beatrice Alvarez condolence:

    My sincerest condolences. Her spirit was so beautiful and vibrant. My son Eli who has Downs & Autism, loved her dearly. I have a treasured photo-booth picture of them both being silly and making faces. Whenever we bumped into her, she was pure joy and heart. The world was a better place for having her in it. May you find solace in her memory and her legacy of love and light.

  49. Allison Schwarz condolence:

    My sincere condolences to your family, I am so sorry for your loss. I am truly saddened to learn of Kathi’s passing. My sons and our family LOVED her art classes and paint nites at LGAL. She was fantastic. She clearly touched countless lives. Warm thoughts to your family.

  50. Shaw Family condolence:

    We will always remember Kathi’s contagious smile and bright personality. We are thinking of you all during this difficult time.

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