John H. Fergus

Visitation: April 16, 2020

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John H. Fergus; beloved husband of the late Sarah nee McGill; cherished father of Kathy, Jim, Bill (Courtney), Bob (Diane), JoAnn, Brenda, and the late John (Bettina); loving grandfather of Brendan, Matthew, Michael, Aiden, Kelly, and Megan; fond brother of Eddie (Francis), Peter, Mary (Dennis), Ann (Denis), and Sarah (David); John was predeceased by his brothers Joe and Paddy and his sisters Bea (the late Harry) and Kathleen; dear uncle of many; Native of Dernadiva, Castlebar, Ireland; Proud member of Structural Iron Workers Local #1. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Misericordia. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944

Mary Gleeson

Visitation: April 15, 2020

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Mary Kathleen Gleeson nee Cahill, passed away peacefully in her home; beloved wife of the late Michael Gleeson; proud mother of Sheila (Michael Strizich), Noreen (Tracy Dugan), John (Michelle), Michael (Katie), Kay (Kevin) Austin and the late Patsy; loving grandmother of Joseph and John Strizich, Alana, Marena, Ava and John Austin, Conor, Pierce, Michael and Joseph Gleeson; dear sister of Eileen Carroll, Peg Lynch, Liz Clince, Kevin, Pat, John, Bernadette Ryan, Cathy, Frank, the late Bill, Tom, Dan, Joseph and Stephen; dear sister-in-law of the late Nellie McGrath, John, Phil, Tom, Owen and Tim. A Native of Ballyhahill, Co. Limerick, Ireland, Mary braved new surroundings at a young age to make a life in America. A proud registered nurse, Mary cared deeply for others as she did for her beloved family. Her loving, courageous, and resilient spirit will be deeply missed by all who knew her. “Though we need to weep your loss, You dwell in that safe place in our hearts, Where no storm or night or pain can reach you.”. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH

Frances R. Gertie

Visitation: April 09, 2020

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Frances R. Gertie nee Tader; beloved wife of the late John; loving mother of Jeff, Rita, Lynn (Joe) and the late David (Ronnie); cherished grandmother of John, Lisa, Dominique, Brian, Jack, Julia, Megan, Billy, Danny and Emma, and granddog Bear; fond sister of Rose (Norman) Fang, Irene (the late Jim) Mazzanti, Bill (Maggie) Tader, the late Anna (the late Adolph) Eichberger, Emmerich (Mary) Tader, Otto (Terry) Tader, Frank (Pat) Tader and Margie Mazzanti (Carl); dear aunt and friend to all who knew her. Fran was an Uber-mom and grandma before the term was popular. She was the biggest cheerleader in her kids’ and grandkids’ lives, always thrilled to see and hear about the good things they were doing and excited about their accomplishments. Fran was a staple in every community of which she was a part, and a loving grandma to anyone lucky enough to know and be loved by her. Fran was not a woman of many hobbies; her one true hobby was her family and loving them fiercely. She had a very strong faith in God, and that faith carried her through many difficult times. She always put her trust in God. Fran enjoyed a 25+ year career with Jewel Corporate as an Administrative Assistant. Services private with a Memorial Service at a later date. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery.

Patrick Naughton

Visitation: April 06, 2020

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Patrick Naughton, 76, native of Tourmakeady, Co. Mayo, Ireland; husband of Donna; loving father of Shannon (Jose) Colon; cherished grandfather of Jade, Maya and Mariah; fond brother and uncle of many; Interment All Saints Cemetery. Arrangements handled by Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

Helene Rose Pergande

Visitation: April 06, 2020

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Helene Rose Pergande; loving wife of Edward; cherished mother of Rebecca, Kathleen, and Jessica; sister of Susan Modric; dear aunt to Brian, David, Megan, Erica, Sarah and Jacob. Services private with a Memorial at a later date. Interment private. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Messiah Lutheran Church, 6201 W. Patterson Ave., Chicago, IL 60634.

Samantha “Mae-Mae” Thomas

Visitation: April 02, 2020

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Samantha “Mae-Mae” Thomas; loving daughter of Risa Hynes and the late Ronald; beloved sister of Heather, Roberto, Ariel and Justin; cherished aunt of Angel, Aidan, and Nathan; dear granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend to all who knew her; Services Private with a memorial in the future. Interment Private.

Raymond F. Tomaszak

Visitation: March 23, 2020

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Raymond F. Tomaszak, 69; beloved son of the late Raymond Sr. and Noreen nee Conoboy; loving brother of Johnny; cherished uncle of Rhianna Ellery; fond nephew of Ann Lawdenski; dear cousin to many. Service and Interment Private. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

Patricia V. Barretto

Visitation: March 11, 2020

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Patricia V. Barretto, 45, president and CEO of the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park Chicago, died on March 3, 2020. She was the beloved wife of Sheldon; loving mother of David; cherished daughter of William and Fatima McRae; dear sister of Russell McRae; loving aunt, niece, and loyal friend to all who knew her. Patricia’s career in the arts spanned over twenty years. She joined the Harris Theater in 2015 and became its CEO in 2017. Her leadership brought new and innovative music and dance programming from around the world to growing audiences. The 2020-21 Harris Theater Presents season that she thoughtfully and beautifully curated was recently announced to great acclaim. Prior to the Harris, she served as executive director of Opera Atelier, a baroque opera company in Toronto, and led the marketing programs for the Royal Conservatory of Music and the Canadian Stage Company. Born in 1974 in Mumbai, Barretto was a citizen of the world and spoke five languages. She saw beauty in all forms of art from around the world and freely shared her passion and enthusiasm with her colleagues and patrons alike. Patricia was the love of Sheldon’s life and he was hers. She was enormously proud of, and devoted to, her son David. She was very close to her family who meant everything to her. She was a person of faith and optimism. Her resilience and bravery in the face of the most difficult circumstances will sustain us in the days to come. A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 10 a.m. March 11th at Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams St., Chicago, with open house reception to follow at the Harris Theater. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, a special fund be created for donations to be made in her memory to the Harris Theater, www.harristheaterchicago.org/support. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944 or www.gffh.com.

Cornelius “Con” Cusack

Visitation: March 11, 2020

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Cornelius “Con” Cusack, native of Cratloe, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick, Ireland. Beloved cousin and friend to many with an infectious laugh and teasing spirit who took great sport in posing riddles to the younger generations. Proud US Army Veteran and member of Union Local # 710 & Chicago Laborers. Family & Friends will gather for a Memorial Visitation Wednesday from 6 PM until time of Mass, 7 PM at St. Mary of the Woods Church, 7033 N Moselle Ave. Interment in his native Ireland. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info call 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

Mary M. Ganshirt

Visitation: March 05, 2020

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Mary M. Ganshirt nee McDermott; beloved wife of the late Leonard; loving mother of Leonard (Charlene), Marybeth (David) Nowak, Sarah (Marc) Buslik, James (Lori), Theresa (Donald) Kolosieke, Patrick (Debbie), George (Jeanne), Frank (Kathleen), Caroline (Kurt) Bankson and the late Joseph; cherished grandmother to many; fond sister of Sr. Marybeth McDermott, CSJ, the late Patrick, James (the late Violet), Gerald and William (the late June) McDermott; dear aunt and friend to many. Funeral Friday 9:30 AM from Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (½ Block East of Austin) to St. Pascal Church. Mass 10 AM. Interment Maryhill Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 3-8 PM.