Kristine Guenther-Murphy; loving wife of Edward; dear step-mother of Sinéad (George) Magafas and Cathal (Kelli) Murphy; fond grandmother of Ryan and Allison; aunt of Tim and Stephanie Pierce; cherished friend to all who knew her; proud and founding member of the Le Claire Blockheads; Memorial Service Saturday at Faith United Church of Christ, 5051 W Belle Plaine Ave. Service at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Rainbow Hospice. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944 or www.gffh.com
Lawrence J. Martens, 74; retired Benefits Director of Chicago Teacher’s Pension Fund; beloved husband of Balbina Smalarz; loving brother of Kathleen (the late James) Meason, Michael (Sue), and the late Robert (Darlene), John and Mary; fond uncle of many; Memorial Visitation Wednesday 10:30 AM until time of Mass 11:30 AM at St. Pascal Church, 3935 N. Melvina Ave. Interment Private. U.S. Army Veteran. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944 or www.gffh.com
Visitation Wednesday 4-9 PM
Funeral Mass Thursday 12:00 noon at Our Lady of Victory Church
Interment Mt. Carmel Cemetery
Eugene Biernat, 81; beloved husband of Anna nee Muzinska; loving father of Martin (Aleksandra), Peter (Barbara); grandfather of Nicole, Matthew, Thomas, Stephanie, John, and Paul, has passed away on February 29th.
Visitation Friday, March 4th from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. Funeral mass of Christian Burial 11:30 AM at St. Pascal Church 3935 N. Melvina Ave, Chicago. Interment following the mass at St. Adalbert Cemetery in Niles, Il.
Michael “Mikie” A. Stephens, 68 of Knoxville, TN pass away October 29 in Sayre, PA. Mikie served as decorated officer in the Chicago Police Department for 31 years, 21 as a patrolman and 10 as a detective. After he retired to Knoxville, he served as a detective for the Knox County Sheriff’s Department. Beloved husband of Lola; dear brother of Bonnie (John) and Fred (Martha); loving step-father of Tim (Laurie) Himmelmann, Joseph (Amy) and Jonathan (Joseph); cherished grandfather to Rhiannon Himmelman, Alyssa and Emily Trudniak; Mikie was a NRA benefactor, Quail Forever member, avid hunter, fisherman and boater. In his later years, he happily served as a reading tutor. His sense of humor, penchant for mischief and joy he brought to those around him will be missed. In accordance to Mikie’s wishes, a Memorial Visitation will be held May 14, 2016 from 2-6 PM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park RD., Chicago. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, 1407 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago, IL 60607 or cpdmemorial.org. For info 773-777-3944 or www.gffh.com
Anna Marie Pertinac nee Capellani, age 100; beloved wife of the late Valentine; loving son Ronald; dear sister of the late Nancy (the late Philip) Adelizzi, Rose (the late Leonard) Mangano, John (the late Mary) Capellani, and Adela (the late J. Bernard) Jacobsen; fond aunt of many. Visitation Monday 9 AM until time of funeral service 11:30 AM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park RD (½ Block East of Austin). Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Alzheimer’s Association. For info 773-777-3944 or www.gffh.com
Joan E. DeBock nee Farley, 80; beloved wife of the late Albert; loving mother of Robert (Anne), Cynthia, Elizabeth, JoAnn (Dennis) Murphy, Phillip, Mary, Katie (M.E.) Eccles and the late Michael; cherished grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of 4; dearest daughter of the late Phillip Joseph Farley, Sr. of County Cavan, Ireland and May King Farley of County Limerick, Ireland; loving sister of the late Philip Farley, Jr.; fond aunt of many; Visitation Sunday 3-9 PM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park RD (½ Block East of Austin) and Monday 9:30 AM until Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St. Entombment All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Benedictine Sisters of the Sacred Heart, where Joan graduated from in 1953, 1910 Maple Ave., Lisile, IL. For info 773-777-3944 or www.gffh.com
Margaret Boyd, 89, nee O’Reilly, native of Co. Fermanagh, N. Ireland; beloved wife of the late John J.; loving mother of Kathleen Anne Kiss (CPD), Sean (Ann), Eamon (Louise), Mary (Michael) Jones; devoted grandmother of Michael and Christine Boyd, Matthew, Jacqueline, and Caylie Jones, Caitlin, Emma and Maggie Boyd; loving sister of Michael and the late Mary Carty, John Joe, Jim (Cissie) Hugh, Bartholomew (Viki) O’Reilly, all from Belleek, Ireland; loving aunt to many; friend to all who knew her. Funeral Monday 9:15 AM from Gibbons Family Funeral Home (½ Block East of Austin) to St. Eugene Church. Mass 10 AM. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 3-8 PM. In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Patrick Father’s or St. Eugene Church.
Audrey L. Judd/Warren, 88, of Sarasota, FL passed away February 16,with her family by her side; beloved wife of the late James L. Judd and Phillip Warren; loving mother of James (Marian), Thomas (Marie), Michael, Lawrence (Cindy), Daniel (Julie), Kenneth (Carrie Ann) and the late Billy; cherished grandmother of James(Kris), Kerry(Robert), James Cryderman, Jacob (Kristine), Sarah, Katherine, Jennifer(Justin), Michael, Terrence, Thomas, Alexander, Taylor, Kelly, and Kenneth; loving great-grandmother of Gavin, Reilly, Emily, James, Audrey, Robby, and Molly; dearest daughter of the late Alfred and Agatha Breitenstein; fond sister of Patricia (Wayne Sandberg) and the late Mary Schmeling; Visitation Sunday 1-4 PM with Prayer service at 2:30PM and Monday 9-10:30 AM at Gibbons Funeral Home 134 S. York RD (½ Mile North of St. Charles RD), Elmhurst. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Misericordia.
Sheila Martin, nee Gallagher, 79, native of Dungloe, Co. Donegal, Ireland; beloved wife of 56 years to James; loving mother of Terrence and Thomas; cherished grandmother of Shanna and James; dearest great-grandmother of Bailey, Kyleigh, and Luke; Visitation Wednesday 3-9 PM and Thursday 9:00 AM until time of service, 10:00 AM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park RD (½ Block East of Austin). Interment All Saints Cemetery.