Obituaries

Jeanette L. Walczyk

Jeanette L. Walczyk, 91; beloved wife of the late Edward; loving daughter of the late Michael and Clementine Brendel; cherished mother of Mary Olivo; devoted grandmother of Marlisa (Avian) Quetell; adoring great-grandmother to Alivia and soon to be baby boy; dear sister, aunt, and friend to many. Fondly known as “Grams” to everyone. Co-creator of Accurate Fire Equipment Company. She was strong. She was admired. She was the starter of traditions, an example to be followed by others. Funny, with a great sense of humor. Hard worker. Big heart, always welcoming to others. To live until 91 years old, still feels like she’s gone too soon. Visitation Thursday 3-8PM, Prayer Service at 7PM and Friday 10-11AM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin). Interment Elmwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the family. For info (773) 777-3944 or www.gffh.com

Joseph Anthony Tripoli

Joseph Anthony Tripoli, 53, CPD Detective; devoted father of Jacqueline Nicole, Joseph Anthony, and Nicholas William; loving son of Joseph M. (Mary) and the late Linda; cherished brother of Anthony (Raquel), John, and Matthew; fond cousin, uncle and friend to many. CPD Officer for 27 Years. A generous, joyous heart who always put his family before himself – joining his many loved ones in the next life. May his laughter live long in our hearts and memories. Visitation Friday 3-8PM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin). Interment Private. For info (773) 777-3944 or www.gffh.com

Mary Ann Drzewiecki

Mary Ann Drzewiecki, 86; cherished daughter of the late Emily and John; lifelong companion of George A. Brown; loving sister of the late Norbert J. (the late Rita) Woods; beloved aunt of Ronald J. (Karen) Woods; adoring great aunt of David (Laura) Woods; fond great-great aunt of Ryan J. Woods; treasured cousin of Laura (Dean) Bladel, Deborah (Ken) Bray,Carol Jean (Joseph) Szczepaniak, Tom (Linda) Falk. Friends and family will meet Friday 10:30 AM for Mass of Christian Burial at St. Robert Bellarmine 4646 N Austin Ave. Interment Maryhill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Central Baptist Village Norridge, IL. For info (773) 777-3944 or www.gffh.com

Bridget “Bridie” Broderick

Bridget “Bridie” Broderick nee Reilly, 86; beloved wife of the late Patrick J.; loving mother of Patrick (Rose), John (Jenny) and the late Michael; cherished grandmother of Michael, Mary, Kaitlin, and Grace; Visitation Sunday 3-9 PM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin). Family & Friends will meet for Mass of Christian Burial, Monday 11:00 AM at Divine Savior Church, 7740 W. Montrose, Harwood Heights. Interment Maryhill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, St. Patrick Fathers. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

 

Donna J. Cordon

Donna J. Cordon; loving daughter of the late Thomas and Marilyn; dear sister of David (Karen), Dianne (Daniel) O’Brien, Donald and the late Dennis; adoring aunt of Lauren (Brenden) Root, Brendon Cordon, Elizabeth and Aileen O’Brien, Ryan and Christopher Cordon; fond great aunt of Liam Root. Memorial Visitation Friday 9:00 AM at Gibbons Funeral Home 5917 West Irving Park Rd. until time of memorial service 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations to American Kidney Foundation. For info 773-777-3944 or www.gffh.com

 

James F. Grimmel

James F. Grimmel; beloved brother of Doris (the late George) Cardone and William Grimmel; loving son of the late Frank and Mary; fond uncle of Barry (Kari) Cardone; adoring great uncle of Dana; treasured great great uncle Kaden, Jayden, and Kiara; Visitation Thursday 9AM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park Rd (½ Block East of Austin) until time of service 10 AM. Interment Maryhill Cemetery. For info 773-777-3944 or www.gibbonsfamilyfuneralhome.com

 

Fleurette Martin

Fleurette Martin nee Ciesielski; wife of the late Ronald; loving mother of Forrest “Woody”, Adam (Hilda), Natasha and the late Lincoln (Teri); cherished grandmother of Kristopher, Max, Jocelyn and Bradley; adored great grandmother of Ariana and Jayden; fond sister of the late Pierre; dear aunt and friend to many. Visitation Friday 3-8 PM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin) and Saturday 10 AM until Funeral Service at 11 AM. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery. For info 773-777-3944 or www.gffh.com

Judith “Judy” Powell

Judith “Judy” Powell; beloved wife of William; loving mother of Brenda (Jorge) Morales; cherished grandmother of Dylan, Justin and Michael Morales; dear brother David, Matthew, Maryann, and the late Michael; fond aunt and friend to many. Visitation Wednesday 3 – 8 PM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin). Interment Private.

William “Bill” Spicer

William “Bill” Spicer; beloved husband of Katheryn nee Miller; loving father of Steven, Dawn (Tim) Kapolnek and Darrin (Diana); cherished grandpa of Lynn and Jackie Spicer, Kristin (Yanni) Eliacostas and Anthony Pisano, Brandon, Andrew, Martin and Ben Kapolnek, Jacob, Lukas, Lillian “Lemon” Spicer; devoted great grandpa of Bella and Penelope; fond brother of Sherita Blakenship, the late Louise Swartz, Jack, Twila (the late Frank), Claude, Lawrence (Linda), Iola and Marita; dear uncle and friend to many. Owned the TCB Pub for 20 years in the Dunning Neighborhood. Visitation Thursday 3-8 PM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin). Family and Friends will meet Friday for a graveside service 10:30 AM at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, 4101 S Oak Park Ave, Stickney. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Patrick C. Spillane

Patrick C. Spillane, 92; native of Templenoe, Co. Kerry, Ireland; beloved husband of the late Philomena; loving father of Ann and the late Patrick (Lynn); cherished grandfather of Brenden; dear brother of Eugene (Nuala), Rose (Tim) O’Connor, Nuala (the late John) O’Keeffe, the late Tom (the late Maura), Donal (Mary Ellen) and Kathleen; fond uncle and friend to many. Supporter of the Limerick Hurling Club of Chicago and Proud Painter’s Union Member. Visitation Saturday at St. Juliana’s Church, 7201 N Oketo Ave, 9:15 AM until time of Mass at 10:30 AM. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.