Patrick Kearns, 92; husband of the late Liz nee Gibbons; father of Edward J. and the late John P.; grandfather of Ashley, and the late Ian and Sean; Family and friends will gather for Mass of Christian Burial Monday, November 27, 11:30 AM at Immaculate Conception Church (Harlem & Talcott). Interment All Saints Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com
William Frank Kapuscinski, 69; beloved son of the late Frank and Rosemary nee Pacer; cherished brother Karen Zielinski and the late Robert John; loving uncle of Cheryl, Jill, and Brad; dear great uncle of Elizabeth and Emily; fond nephew and cousin to many. Visitation Saturday, November 25, 9-11 AM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin) to St Robert Bellarmine Church. Mass 11:30 AM. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. For info 773-777-3944 or www.gffh.com
Patrick J. Foley, 74; devoted husband of the late Leana Levins; beloved son of the late Thomas A.(CFD) and Bernice A. Foley-King nee Moriarty; fond stepson of the late Thomas J. King (CFD); dear brother of James (the late Ted Johnson), Kathleen “Sissy” (the late Jim, CFD) Lynam, John (Diane and the late Patsy), Michael (Dorian), Timothy (Rita), Mary, and Anna Foley (Liam, CFD) Henry and the late Tommy and Danny; fond uncle of 20, nephew, cousin, and great uncle to many; friend to all who knew him; USMC Veteran, lifelong Chicago Cubs and Bears Fan; leaving behind his cat Romper “Rompy”. As Sintra said “I did it my way”, as did Pat. Memorial Mass Saturday 12 Noon at St. Pascal Church, 3935 N. Melvina Ave. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. Interment private. For info 773-777-3944 or www.gffh.com
Roger Heikkila, 75, retired Chicago Police officer; beloved husband of Kathleen “Kathy” (nee Rossi); loving father of Paul (Adriana), Scott, and Jill; devoted son of the late Shirley and Henry; dear son-in-law of the late Lillian and Romeo Rossi; fond brother-in-law, uncle, and friend to many; avid bowler, passionate sports fan, habitual dog rescuer, longtime member of Western Catholic Union, and all-around lover of good times. Memorial Visitation on Sunday, November 26, 3-8 PM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL (1/2 Block East of Austin Ave.). Family and friends will gather for a Memorial Mass on Monday November 27, 10 AM at Immaculate Conception Parish, 7211 W. Talcott Ave., Chicago, IL (Talcott Ave. and Harlem Ave.). Inurnment at All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, IL. In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite animal rescue or Chicago Police Memorial Fund. For info: 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com
Barbara Kofshur nee Joeffrey; beloved wife of Michael; cherished mother of the late James; loving grandmother of Alana; dear sister of Deborah (Mark) Sobieszckyz; fond aunt of many; Family and friend will gather of a Memorial Mass, Thursday November 9 at 10 AM at St. Pascal Church (Melvina & Irving Park). Interment Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com
Una White nee Kelly, 84, native of Kilfenora, Co Clare, Ireland; beloved wife of the late Patrick; loving mother of Brian (Mary), Jimmy (Katie) and Danny (Bridget); cherished grandmother of Megan (Sean) O’Hehir, Katlin (Brian) Graney, Danny, Michael, Jack, Elizabeth, Sean, Thomas, Connor; great-grandmother of Maggie, Emma and Lennon; dear sister of the Margaret (the late Jack) O’Dea, John (the late Christine), late PJ (Teresa), Mary, Nancy (Michael) O’Brien, Katherine (the late Tom) Smith, Tom (Bernie); fond aunt of many; Funeral Tuesday 10 AM from Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin) to St. Priscilla Church. Mass 10:30 AM. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Visitation Monday 3-8 PM. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com
Thomas A. Bockhol; loving husband of Stephanie nee Cornell; loving father of Terrance and Elizabeth; and cherished grandfather of Neason; Services Private
Joseph Roland Hannemann, beloved husband of the late Noreen (nee Keegan), devoted father of the late Pamela Lee and J. Brian, dear brother of the late Alvin, Arthur, Lorraine Knox and Dorothy Kettel. Cherished brother-in-law of Thomas Keegan and uncle of many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Joseph and his family moved from a farm in Skokie, IL to Chicago in 1948. He attended Steinmetz High School, where he met his sweetheart, Noreen. They moved to Charlottesville, VA, where they lived for over 50 years. Joseph was very involved in several service organizations, including the Albemarle Ostomy Association, the American Cancer Society and the Charlottesville Host Lions Club, where he served in several roles, including District Governor. He was also an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.
He was kind and giving and loved to meet people and ask where they were from. Memorial Visitation for Joseph and Noreen will be held Saturday, October 28th from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. with a Service beginning at 1:00 p.m. at The Oaks Funeral Home 1201 Irving Park Rd (at Prospect), Itasca. For funeral info: 630-250-8588 or www.oaksfh.com
Kathleen (nee Ward) Gillespie
Born in Nobber, County Meath, Ireland to the late Peter and Mary (nee Hand) Ward; beloved wife of the late Charles Gillespie; loving mother of Maureen, Rose (Brian) Doherty and James; cherished grandmother of Kevin Doherty and Katie (Brian) Timmreck; soon to be a great-grandmother. Predeceased by her siblings Lawrence Ward of Rathgar, Dublin Ireland, Margaret Risberg of Royal Oak, Michigan, and Mary Josephine Merrigan of Orange, California.
As an infant, Kathleen lost her parents to illness and spent her childhood in a convent orphanage in Kells, Ireland. After leaving the orphanage at 14, she lived with her Aunt Kate (nee Ward) Rogers in Dublin. As a young woman, Kathleen followed her sisters to Chicago and lived with her Aunt Maggie (nee Hand) Casey and her daughter, Mary Casey. A few months later, she met the tall and handsome Charles Gillespie at an Irish dance, who had himself just arrived from Donegal, Ireland. They soon fell in love, married, and built a beautiful life together in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. They worked hard jobs to give their children every opportunity that they never had, instilling the value of a Catholic education, and keeping their Irish culture alive with dance and music lessons—all three becoming champion Irish dancers. Known for her shock of red hair, charm, and quick wit, Kathleen the “Little Red Tornado” Gillespie most loved spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren.
Visitation Friday 3-8PM and Saturday 9:00 AM until time of prayer 9:45 AM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin). Funeral Mass Saturday 10:30 AM at St Eugene Church, 7958 W. Foster Ave. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1400 S. Wolf Rd., Hillside; Lady of Knock Section 42, Lot 11. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com
Robert L. Marth, Sr.; beloved husband of the late Cecilia Marth nee Beckius; loving father of Stephen, Mary (Greg), the late Christine and Robert Jr. (Judy); cherished grandfather of Brittany (Christopher); beloved great grandfather of Aubree. Family and Friends will meet Friday 11 AM for Mass of Christian Burial at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 4646 N. Austin Ave. Interment Private. Visitation Thursday 4-8 PM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (½ Block East of Austin). In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Mary of Providence.