Mary S. Cakanic

Mary S. Cakanic, age 85, of La Grange, formerly of Chicago. Beloved daughter of the late Peter Cakanic Sr. and Mary Cakanic, nee Kalany; dear sister of Clara Gorek and Peter Cakanic Jr.; fond aunt of Paul Cakanic, Vince Gorek and Carol Anderson; great-aunt of Marc Cakanic and Petrina Mladenovski, Christina Anderson, and Michelle Anderson; great-great aunt of Zachary Mladenovski. She was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Croation Church and sang in the choir for many years. Visitation Saturday, September 14, 2013, 12 Noon to time of Service 1 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Paul Cakanic condolence:

    Aunty, I regret not being able to say goodbye to you. I tried to fly out that Saturday, but you had already been called to Heaven by God. I know that you’re in a FAR, FAR better place, with Grandma and Grandpa. I want to THANK YOU for ALL the life lessons you taught to me, and for being the best Aunty that any Aunt could possibly be. Whenever I have a good meal, I will always think fondly of you as YOU were the one who instilled my love of fine food and sense of “culture” with all the fabulous things Chicago had to offer. I shall forever miss you, love you, and look forward to seeing you again in Heaven.

  2. helen and Phil Panneton condolence:

    It is with sadness in our hearts to hear of Dear Mary”s passing .We were not family but knew her thru her beloved nephew Paul. She spoke her mind, love good food , and saw the world as it was . May she find eternal Peace. God speed Aunt Mary

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