Lydia “Mimi” Marie Grabowski

Lydia Grabowski

Lydia “Mimi” Marie Grabowski, age 79 of Brookfield, formerly of Westmont. Beloved mother of Shari (William Kenny) Bongiorno and Robert “Scott” (Tammy Bender) Grabowski; loving grandmother of TJ Anthony (Ali) Bongiorno, Dominic Salvatore (Allie) Bongiorno, Cory Adam Bender and Abigail Jeanne Bender, dear sister of Diane Kocimski; aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Lydia was an ER nurse at Hinsdale Hospital for 20 years. She was an avid golfer and played in several leagues. Lydia belonged to a church group for people who were “single again” – ASCEND – out of Christ Church of Oak Brook. She was very involved in her parish – Bible study,Choir, PADS program, Altar & Rosary society. She will be missed by many.

Memorial Visitation Friday, September 23, 2022 from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Saturday, September 24 from 9:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.  Funeral Saturday 10:00 A.M. to St. Louise de Marillac Church, La Grange Park, Mass 10:30 A.M.

Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Tina kaifesh condolence:

    I’ve know Lydia since college. She, Barb and I were the south side Polish girls. Through the years we shared good and not so good times. Lydia was always there w hen you needed her. The last few years were difficult for all. Knowing I could count on her for good medical advice was a blessing—she should have been a doctor! I have many fond memories. I will miss her.

  2. sroka Christine a condolence:

    So sorry for the loss of your mother

  3. Barbara Kilton condolence:

    Lydia was very bright and excelled in everything she did. She was a true nurse- compassionate and caring and always generous with her time. We were sorority sisters and remained friends throughout the years. Some of my most fun times were spent with her and our partner in crime, Chris K.
    Well done, Lydia. May the angels carry you home.

  4. Nadine RInella condolence:


    You will never know how much I appreciate everything you have done for Joey!! He misses you and talks to you in heaven!!

    You all are in my thoughts and prayers and just know she is smiling down on you right now!!

    With love,
    Nadine Rinella

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