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Eugene Victor Avery

Eugene Victor Avery

Eugene Victor Avery, age 37, of Lyons. Beloved son of Annette Marie Avery, nee Borucki and the late Eugene Chester Avery; loving brother of Marie (Timothy) O’Toole; loving uncle of Liam and Aiden O’Toole, godfather and uncle of Brenden O’Toole; fond nephew of Eileen Borucki, Gerry (Helen) Borucki, Janet (Mike) Muraida, Kathy (Frank) Mastej, Phil Borucki, Dan (Donna) Borucki, Lester (the late Roberta) Borucki, the late Nancy (Louie) Birtell; loving cousin to many. Visitation Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 3… Read complete obituary here

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Laura Buono, nee Gentile

Laura Buono, nee Gentile, age 98, of North Riverside, IL. Beloved wife of the late Frank Buono; fond mother of the late Vincent (Susan) Buono; loving grandmother of Frank (Amanda) Buono and Sarah (Zach) Rhoads; great grandmother of Vincent Buono; loving sister of the late Carmela Cinquegrani; fond aunt and great-aunt of many nieces and nephews. Lying in State Monday, August 19, 2019 from 9:30 A.M. to time of Mass 10:30 A.M. at Mater Christi Church, North Riverside. Interment St.… Read complete obituary here

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William C. Shamrock

William C. Shamrock of Brookfield, Korean War Veteran. Services Private Interment Private Concordia Cemetery, Forest Park, IL. Arrangements Entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd.  9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL  60513 Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com  

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Geraldine “Gerry” Fekete

Geraldine “Gerry” Fekete, age 85 of La Grange Park. Beloved partner of the late Michael Rossiter; loving daughter of the late Louis Fekete and Barbara Fekete, nee Pecka; dear sister of the late Bob Fekete and Barbara G. Fekete; aunt of many nieces and nephews; cousin of many; friend to all, especially to her Plymouth Place and Elmhurst Bike Club friends. Gerry was an avid volunteer at the Morton Arboretum and had a deep love for nature. She was also… Read complete obituary here

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John E. “Jack” Ryder

John E. “Jack” Ryder, age 68, of LaGrange Park. Navy Veteran. Beloved husband of Deborah A. Ryder, nee Rizzo; loving “father” of Jona and Bryan Van Deun; “Big Jack” to Barrett Van Deun and Ainsley Van Deun; brother of Susan (Roland) Cull and Barbara (Edward) Welk; brother in law of Nick Rizzo, Sue Sullivan, Marty (Sue) Rizzo and Kris (Dick) Schultz; uncle and great uncle of many nieces and nephews.  Jack was born to Raymond A. Ryder and Elaine Unger… Read complete obituary here

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Eileen McGann, nee Benchick

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Eileen McGann, nee Benchick, age 84, of La Grange Park. Beloved wife of the late Robert McGann; loving mother of Robert (Sandra) McGann and Tracy (Mark) Braunstein; dear grandmother of Max, Edward and Sarah Braunstein; sister of two. Visitation Friday, August 9, 2019 from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 10:30 A.M. to Time of Service 11 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Interment Private. Memorials… Read complete obituary here

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Jane Whitt Mesick, nee Johnson

Jane Whitt Mesick, nee Johnson, age 83 of Joliet, IL formerly of Avon Park, FL.  Beloved wife of Louis Mesick; loving mother of Cynthia (James) Thomas, Douglas (Cyndi) Whitt, Charles (Cecelia) Whitt, Jr., Christina (Andrew) Fortune, step mother of Donna (Rick Jones) Carter, Anita Lanute, Kerry (Karen) Mesick, Scott Mesick, Brent (Angela) Mesick, Glenn (Dory) Mesick and the late Louis R. Mesick; loving grandmother of 31 and great grandmother of 26. Memorial Visitation Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 3 P.M.… Read complete obituary here

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Patricia Claus, nee Foley

Patricia Claus, nee Foley, age 69, of Brookfield. Ex-Wife of the late Clarence O. Claus; beloved mother of Shaun (James) Faber; dear sister of John (Michael Dwyer) Foley, James Foley, Sean (Janet) Foley, Phillip (Andre) Foley, III and the late Pete (Joan) Foley; aunt of many nieces and nephews. After 20 years of employment Patricia retired as Captain from the Cook County Sheriff’s Department. Visitation Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Wednesday, August 7, 2019… Read complete obituary here

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Joseph P. Kelly

Joseph P. Kelly, retired Captain, Chicago Police Department 9th District, age 71 of Chicago. Loving brother of Nancy (Jim) Ferenzi, Mike (Debbie), Susan (the late Jack) McCann and the late Eddie (Nancy). Beloved son of the late Joseph P. Kelly, Sr. (retired Lieutenant CFD) and Jean Kelly, nee Phillips. Joe had a spirit and love for helping and guiding others in life. He proudly served as Liquor Commissioner under the late Mayor Jane Byrne 1979-1984. He led the Chicago Gangs… Read complete obituary here

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Edward “Ace” Borowczyk

Edward “Ace” Borowczyk, age 93 of Brookfield formerly of Naperville, IL. Army Veteran. Beloved husband of the late Therese C. Borowczyk, nee Konopacki; fond father of Paul (Linda); dear grandfather of Jesica (Lorenzo) Ramos, Kristina (Kevin Dybowski) Borowczyk and Shari (Jack) Amaral; great-grandfather of Tyler Amaral, Olivia Amaral, Grayson Dybowski, Ava Dybowski, Rebekah Dybowski and Isaak Dybowski; brother of the late Florian (the late Estelle) Borowczyk, Chester (the late Sophie) Borowczyk, Sophie (the late Julius) Padol, Anne (the late Lefty)… Read complete obituary here

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