Margaret Antepenko, nee Hammatt

Margaret Antepenko, nee Hammatt, age 77 of Brookfield. Kind and loving mother of Mark (Jacqueline) Antepenko and Rodney (Wendy) Antepenko; dear grandmother of Brody & Ethan and Todd & Jason Antepenko; sister of the late Dr. Robert W. Hammatt. Margaret was a Science Teacher at Jefferson Junior High and later Jackson Junior High, School District 45, Villa Park. Margaret will be greatly missed. Her compassion and kindness was greatly appreciated by her family, loved ones and students. Private burial at Chapel Hill, Gardens West Cemetery. Memorials appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Association, 8430 West Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631. Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Diane and Dee condolence:

    … very sorry for ur loss Mark and family. She was so sweet and kind. Be at peace she is free from this terrible illness. My thoughts and prayers r with u.

  2. Joyce Trzupek condolence:

    My very special friend and colleague will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy to the family during this time. I have such fond memories of Margaret. Good bye Dee rest Margaret. May you Rest In Peace.

  3. Carol Coffey condolence:

    Margaret was a wonderful seventh grade science teacher at Jackson Middle School. I always enjoyed working in her class with students that needed assistance. She had smiles and good relationships with the students. Also Margaret incorporated live animals into her curriculum for the students to learn about and touch. She had a gentle and caring spirit. Praying for her familiy at this time of grief.

  4. Carol Ritt condolence:

    I fondly remember a teacher who loved science, who enjoyed teaching the subject so that it applied to the students’ interests and lives, who was caring and patient, and who was a friend as well as a colleague. Margaret, you are at peace now. My sympathy to your family.

  5. Sue Stark condolence:

    Margaret was a sweet, thoughtful colleague whom I had the pleasure of knowing and working with for many years. She always had a smile on her face and brought many laughs to those around her. My deepest condolences to her sons and their families.

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