Mary P. Burke

Mary P. Burke of Bartlett, IL, native of Bansha, Co. Tipperary, Ireland died peacefully on May 15, 2022, surrounded by family.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Nathaniel.  Loving mother of Patricia (Arthur), Margaret (Curt), Valerie (John), Natalie (the late Howard), Stephanie (Brian), Edward (Diane) and Kevin.  Sister of Seamus (Eileen) Quinn. Loving and devoted grandmother, great grandmother aunt and friend to many.  Visitation Friday 9:00 AM until time of Prayers, 10:30 AM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin) to St. Robert Bellarmine Church 4646 N. Austin Ave. Chicago, IL. Mass 11 AM.  Interment All Saints Cemetery 700 N River Rd, Des Plaines, IL.  In lieu of flowers please donate to Mercy Home. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

 

Mary A. Hayes

Mary A. Hayes, 90; beloved wife of late Edward; loving mother of Mary (Jon) Small, James (Meredith) and Breda (Daniel); cherished “grandma” of 7; Briana, Jered, Grace, Jake, Devin, Caroline and Liam, dear sister of late Matthew, Eileen, Jane, and Bridie; Native of Ardfert, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Visitation Thursday 9 -10:30 AM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. to St. Robert Bellarmine Church Mass 11:00 AM.  Interment Maryhill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

Gerard Rangel

Gerard Rangel, 69; beloved husband of Jana; loyal companion to canines: Kuka Girl and the late Nina, Ric Flair, Dakota Boy, Dakota Girl, and Hogan Boy; loving brother of Maria Castaneda, Joseph (Marge), Roger, Patricia (Jose) Guerrero, Leticia (John) Kalkstein, Mary Elizabeth, and the late James; cherished uncle to Jessica, James, Sarah, Mark, the late David and Daniel; dear great uncle to Everett, Jonathan, Anna, Grace and Eli; fond friend to many, including numerous bartenders. Funeral Tuesday 10 AM from Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin) to Our Lady of Victory Church. Mass 10:30 AM. Interment Maryhill Cemetery. Visitation Monday 3 – 8 PM.

Edward “Eddie” Kelly

Edward “Eddie” Kelly, 83; loving father of Joanne (Peter) Owens, Edward (Kim) and Kenneth (Ramie); cherished papa of Grace, Jack and Andrew Owens, Brendan and Claire; dear brother of Michael (Margaret), Tim (Mary), Mautie (the late Agnes) and Seamus; fond uncle and friend to many. Visitation Sunday 3-8 PM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin). Service at 5 PM. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers please donate to a charity close to your heart.

Therese O’Brien

Therese O’Brien nee Boyle; beloved wife of the late John; loving mother of John (Suzanne), Eileen (Paul) Divincenzo, Terrance, Catherine O’Brien-Zelenka and the late Thomas (Lois); devoted grandmother of Mary, Jeanine, Janell, Colleen, Sean, Brien, Max and Zach; cherished great-grandmother of 6; dear sister of the late Thomas Boyle; fond aunt of many; Funeral Saturday, 10 AM from Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin) to Our Lady of Victory Church, Mass 10:30 AM. Interment Maryhill Cemetery. Visitation Friday 3-8 PM. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

Caitlin Jacobs

Caitlin Elizabeth Cagney Jacobs, 31, died peacefully at 10:40 PM, March 30, 2022, surrounded by her adoring family.

Michael Jacobs, her father, will never find a better audience for his jokes. She is probably still giggling at the beep and wave that got her every time. Her mother, Mary Cagney Jacobs will miss taking her broke best friend to breakfast and seeing limited release movies with two other people in the room.

She was the best big sissy to her babies, Emma, Eddie, and Tommy who was also her Godson. She is the former wife and dear friend of Christopher Meehan, originally from Ireland. Isla Rummelhoff was her beloved Goddaughter. Because cancer sucks, she passed without wrinkles that she feared, but she was preceded in death only by her grandfather, Thomas Jacobs.

Her Nana, Charlene Burzawa Simioni Cagney, was her stalwart champion and her most amazing secret keeper. Who will she cook for now? Her grandpa, Edward (Barbara) Cagney III, will miss hiding out with her at family parties, laughing about nonsense. She is also survived by her loving grandma, Theresa (Campbell) Jacobs.

Her innumerable aunts and uncles will miss her wit. Her Godmother, Margaret (Simioni) Lucas will miss looking up at her towering niece. Her Godfather, Mark Jacobs, won’t have to pick up her special snacks anymore.

Caitlin may have been an only child for the first twelve years of her life, but her Auntie Deanna picked her up from school everyday and brought her to play and swim with all those Rummelhoffs. On both sides of her family, she was surrounded by dozens of cousins who helped toughen up our buttercup. Those cousins made her an auntie of dozens. Amanda (Rummelhoff) Britton loses her cousin and first friend. She was best friends with Logan Rummelhoff who drew her the best pictures you could ever imagine.

When she entered Trinity, she met her BFF, Kelly Grusecki, who got the extra sister and LG travel mate she didn’t even know she needed. The many friends she made at St. Ambrose University gave her a profound love of country music. Many moons ago, Caitlin started walking Colleen Koepke to school, and over the past year, Colleen became her TV buddy, doctor escort, and foot massager. Megan (Norton) Rummelhoff made sure her manicures over the last year were of the highest quality. Caitlin loved her nails, hair, and brows to be on point!

Ms. Jacobs was a preschool teacher at St. Ferdinand School, a kindergarten, special education, and 8th grade teacher at Acero Rogers Park, and a special education teacher at Warren Park Elementary School in Cicero.

In lieu of flowers, please do what our Booger would do: treat yourself! Then, order shots and put them on her Dad’s tab. Slainte!

 

The wake will be held Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60634 from 3:00 – 9:00 PM. The funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 10:30 AM at St. Pascal Church, 3935 N Melvina Ave, Chicago, IL 60634.

Lorelei Goodman

Lorelei Ann Goodman, nee Peskac, of Chicago, Il, lived 76 wonderful years.  She was the beloved wife of Patrick for 55 years; loving mother of Judi (David) Conaghan and Katy Goodman; devoted grandmother to Annie, Heidi, Kate, Kevin and Brian Conaghan, and to Ryan and Hattie Emery; she was their biggest fan.  Cherished sister of Don (the late Lenna), Peskac  Bob (Linda) Peskac and Sue (Frank) Ordakowski.  Fond sister-in-law of Benny (Laura) Goodman, MaryRose Piet, Gene (Patti) Piet, Jean Ann Wieczorek, Jody (Bruce) Mayer, and Hank (Lisa) Goodman.  Treasured aunt, cousin and friend to many.  Preceded in death by her loving parents Clarence and Hattie Peskac, and by her grandson PJ Conaghan.  Lori’s family was the center of her universe; she loved deeply and strongly, and was giving, caring and thoughtful beyond measure.  Our lives were all better for having known her.  Visitation at Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 Irving Park Road, Chicago, on Sunday 3-8.  Family & friends will meet for Mass Monday, 11 AM at Immaculate Conception Church, 7263 W. Talcott Avenue. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association or Misericordia. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

The funeral mass can be watched here.

Chester J. Walendzinski

Chester J. Walendzinski, born on May 21, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, has peacefully passed away surrounded by his family on March 23, 2022. Chester was a devoted and supportive family man, with a sense of humor, eager to engage in conversation, and could always be depended on. Fond of baseball and football, fan of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears, and his saltwater fish tank. He shall be greatly missed by his family and friends, and will always hold a place in our hearts.
Visitation Monday 8AM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin), until time of Mass 11:30 AM at St. Pascal Church (Irving Park Rd. and Melvina). Interment Maryhill Cemetery. For info (773) 777-3944 or www.gffh.com

Dinorah Belia Ramirez

Ramirez, Dinorah, age 48, passed away on March 10, 2022, after a long fight with cancer. She was a devoted daughter to Belia C. Ramirez; beloved sister of Pablo Ramirez Jr., Guillermo (“Memo”) Ramirez, and Edgar Ramirez; loving sister-in-law to Kris Kafka, James Pollock, and Michelle Ramirez; and doting aunt to Valentina Ramirez. She is predeceased by her father, Pablo V. Ramirez, who loved her dearly and thought she could do no wrong.

Dinorah spent her life helping and caring for others. For over twenty years, Dinorah worked at the WINGS Program, where she was known for the kind and respectful way she helped victims of domestic abuse.  She also spent most of her adult life caring for her elderly mother, who considered Dinorah her best friend.  It was often Dinorah who would bring the whole family together. She would host parties for the major holidays and birthdays, delighting everyone with her cooking and baking and providing family members with their happiest memories. While our mother represents the roots of the Ramirez family tree, Dinorah was clearly the trunk which gave our family its stable center. Her loss is devastating, and we will have to find new ways to come together as a family.  She will be greatly and sorely missed. However, Dinorah was an intensely spiritual person, and she would want us to celebrate the beginning of her new journey. We take comfort in the fact that she is no longer suffering and that she is in a better place.

The funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Mercy Church (4432 N. Troy St, Chicago) on Saturday, April 2, at 10AM.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Dinorah’s name to WINGS: Domestic Violence Service Provider (wingsprogram.com) and/or the Anti-Cruelty Society (anticruelty.org).

 

 

 

Thomas McNicholas

Thomas McNicholas, 91, native of Ara Balla, Co. Mayo, Ireland; beloved husband of the late Mary Ellen McNicholas nee Joyce;  loving father of Patrick (Deenna) and Sheila (James) McGreevy; cherished grandfather of Eileen (Mike) Mangers, Theresa McGreevy; Fr. Declan, Jacob (Brooke), Erin, Elissa (Andrew) Mack, Clare, Aiden, Peter and Timothy; devoted great-grandfather of Caleb, Liam, Rory Mangers, Logan and Cecilia McNicholas; dear brother of Pat (the late Kathleen), Ann (the late Larry) Butler, Philomena (the late Mike) O’Laughlin, the late Mary (the late Larry) Jennings, and the late John (the late Mary); brother-in-law of Patsy (the late James) Joyce,  Sean (Mary Jo) Joyce and the late Thomas (the late Nancy) Joyce, and the late Kathleen (the late Peter) Bradley; fond uncle of many; Proud member of Local #4. Funeral Monday 10 AM from Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park Rd (1/2 Block East of Austin) to Our Lady of Victory Church. Mass 10:30 AM. Interment Maryhill Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 3-8 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Patrick Fathers. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com