Lydia Farrell, born Kengris

Lydia Farrell, born Kengris of Brookfield. Loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Friday, August 5, 2016 at the age of 73. Lydia is survived by her husband of 52 years, Leonard Farrell; her son Len Farrell, son Richard Farrell and daughter Laura Kizman, along with 8 beautiful grandchildren; Madison, Sean, Jack, Ava, Mia, Ella, Hanna and Evan. Lydia will be remembered by her absolute devotion to raising her 3 children and the unconditional love she gave to everyone in her life, friends, family and people she touched in her community. She often volunteered her time to help the homeless at the nearby homeless shelter. Visitation will be held on Monday, August 8, 2016, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 9 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral Tuesday 9:30 A.M. to St. Barbara Parish. Mass 10 A.M. Interment Private. Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Bobbie Campos condolence:

    Lydia is my Aunt, and her heart belonged to her beautiful family. I know we will all miss her, but my heart is broken for the loss of a wonderful mother, and wife that you will feel. May God bless you all. Find your strength in each other, for she is in everyone of you. She will never be gone. All my love Bobbie.

  2. David deBoer condolence:

    Len, We’re so sorry to hear about your loss!

  3. Laura McDougall condolence:

    Dear Len,
    I’m so sorry for your families loss.
    Sending you all love and healing thoughts!
    Laura McDougall / McVickers

  4. Bonnie Brown condolence:

    Len & family please accept our condolences on the loss of Lydia. Words cannot ever express how I feel. I know she is no longer in pain and is with God now,I will miss my friend very much.
    Bonnie Brown & family

  5. Duane, Amy and Tye Abbott condolence:

    Dear Len and Family,

    Our sweet Lydia will be incredibly missed by all of us. She was like having a third Grandma for Tye, and a wonderful friend to Duane and I. When we moved in next door, we could have never imagined how blessed we would be to have the Farrells for our wonderful neighbors. If I know Lydia at all, she is now watching over all of you every day as the very best guardian angel in heaven.

    Sending all our love,
    Duane, Amy & Tye Abbott

  6. John and Susan Richter condolence:

    We were saddened to hear of Lydia’s passing. I never heard her say a mean word about anyone, she was just a lovely person, always a delight to be around. I have not seen her or Lee in many years, but there are tears in my eyes as I write this. During her life she made the world a better place, I know she will be deeply missed. Our love and condolences go out to her family and close friends.

  7. Terrence Cantorna condolence:

    Dear Farrell Family,
    If a person’s legacy is measured by family, then Lydia lived a most beautiful life, worthy of tremendous celebration. My condolences are with you for your loss, and my admiration is with Lydia for her legacy. She made some very nice people.
    Ben, Bella, Evelyn and Terry Cantorna

  8. Philip Lancaste condolence:

    Mr., Len, Rich and Laura. My deepest sympathies go out to you all. I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She’s in Heaven now looking down on you. And may God hold you close in your time of need.

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