Elizabeth “Betty” Karas

Elizabeth “Betty” Karas nee Brown, 92; beloved wife of the late Stanley; loving mother of Thomas (Kimberly) and Timothy; cherished grandmother of Kevin and Kyle; dear twin sister of the late Edward “Buddy” Brown; fond friend to many. Family and Friends will meet Thursday for Mass of Christian Burial at St. Pascal Church (Irving Park Rd. & Melvina) at 10:30 AM. Interment Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 3 – 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 the Anti-Cruelty Society. For info 773-777-3944 and www.gffh.com

Michael J. McNulty

Michael J, McNulty, 76, retired CPD and Marine Corps. Veteran; beloved husband of Judith nee Stothart and the late Sue Ann nee Hulska; brother of Patricia Hammersten; loving father of John, James (Juliet) and the late Brian and Michael; step-father of Julia (Charles) McNiel; cherished grandfather of 6; Memorial Visitation Friday, June 17 from 3-8 PM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin). Family and friends will gather for a Memorial Mass Saturday, June 18 at St. Juliana Church, 7201 N. Oketo. Mass 10 AM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Heart Association or Rainbow Hospice. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

James J. Coyne

James J. Coyne, 94; beloved husband of 71 years to Geraldine nee Burkart; loving father of Karen (Joseph) Cortese, James (Michele Scaccia-Coyne) and Nancy (William Hochfellner); cherished grandfather of Christopher (Abigail Myers) and Courtney; devoted great grandfather of Caroline; dear brother of the late Mary Coultry, Catherine McDermott and Margaret Birmingham; fond uncle, cousin and friend to many. Proud 74-year member of the Plumbers Union Local 130. Memorial Visitation Monday 10 AM until time of Mass 11 AM at St. Andrew Church (SW corner of Paulina and Addison) at 3546 N. Paulina Street, Chicago. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Misericordia Home. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944 or www.gffh.com.

Joan C. Hansford

Joan C. Hansford; loving mother of Christopher Kogos and partner to Mike Kogos; cherished sister of Patricia (Bill) Carson, Janet (Bill) Carlson, Linda (Craig) Grant, Robert (Dana Massett) and the late Christopher (Kristen); adored aunt of Kelly (Charlie), Colleen, Jeffrey, Patrick (Laura), Robert, Tara and Madelyn; dear great aunt of Zachary, Wesley, Joseph and Claire; devoted daughter of the late Robert CPD and Joyce; fond niece and cousin of many and friend to all who knew her; Memorial Visitation Tuesday 3-8 PM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin). Interment Private. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. For info 777-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

Manuela Ceniceros

Manuela Ceniceros
Sunrise May 22nd 1953
Sunset May 23rd 2022
Manuela was a wife, mother, grandmother, and warrior. She will always be remembered for her loving heart, warm smile and undeniable courage. Manuela is survived by her husband Polo, 4 children, Patty, Jaime (Dalia) , Israel, and Liza. Her 2 sisters Elodia and Juanita, and all her grandkids, Paymon, Armon, Jose Jr (Rebecca), Kaytlyn, and Sophya.

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

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.