Obituaries

Rafaela Velez

Rafaela Velez; beloved wife of Jose; adored mother of Nancy, Abigail, and Veronica; caring grandmother of Vanessa, Natalie, Kayla, and Viviana; avid member of the Moody Bible Institute. Visitation Friday 4-8 PM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Road (1/2 Block East of Austin).*Due to Covid-19 restrictions, masks and social distancing are required and space is limited to 50 people at a time.* Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation. For info, www.GFFH.com or 773-777-3944

Michael J. Reynolds

Michael J. Reynolds, 73, retired CPD, former NBC courier and Vietnam Marine Veteran; lifelong companion of Wanda; loving father of Renee (James) Martin, Tammi (William) Tannura, and Michelle (Andrew Dominowski); cherished grandfather of Jimmy, Grace, Adam, Tessa, Emily, and Jonathan; dear brother of Kathleen, Denise, the late Roy and Tommy; fond uncle of many; Visitation Saturday from 3-6 PM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park Rd (1/2 Block East of Austin). *Due to Covid-19 restrictions masks and social distancing are required and space is limited to 50 people at a time. * Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite Veteran charity. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

*Visitation will be streamed*

Ismael Zayas, Jr.

Ismael Zayas, Jr.; beloved husband of Martha;  loving father of Jamel and Zalena; cherished grandfather of Aydin; dear brother of Jeanette Z. (Americo) Feliciano, Felix (Colleen) Zayas, Carmen D. Zayas, Milagros (Peter) Lugo, Maritza Zayas, Abigail (William) Rice, Roberto Zayas, Myrna Rodriguez and the late Raphael A. Zayas; fond uncle of many; friend to all who knew him; Visitation Private. Friends are invited to join the cemetery service at Montrose Cemetery, 5400 N. Pulaski, Saturday at 11 AM. *Due to Covid-19 restrictions masks and social distancing are required*. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

Martin J. Flaherty

Martin J. Flaherty, native of Aran Islands, Co. Galway Ireland; beloved husband of Ann nee Heneghan; fond uncle of many; Visitation Monday 9:00 AM until time of prayer 10:30 AM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park Rd (1/2 Block East of Austin) to St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Church (formerly St. Tarcissus Church). Interment All Saints Cemetery. *Due to Covid-19 restrictions masks and social distancing are required*. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to your favorite Veteran charity. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

Barbara Flaherty

Barbara Flaherty, 80, loving daughter of the late Helen nee Jung and Thomas Flaherty.  Beloved life-long friend of Bill Greener.  Cherished cousin of Gene (the late Eleanor) Dorgan and their children, Steve (Pat) Dorgan, Liz Dorgan, the late Mary (the late Michael) Komanecki and the late Tom (Anamari) Dorgan.  Dearest “Auntie Barb” to Peter (Maggie) Dorgan and their children Molly and Nate, Greg (Emily) Dorgan and their children Madeleine and Luke, Vince (Keisha), Michael and Eliana Dorgan. Visitation Wednesday 3-8 PM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park Rd (1/2 Block East of Austin).*Space is limited to 50 people at a time*. Family & Friends will meet for Mass, Thursday 10:00 AM at St. Pascal Church (Irving Park & Melvina) *Due to Covid-19 restrictions masks and social distancing are required and space is limited to 75 people.* Please use the South door on Melvina (closest to the rectory) to enter. Interment Private. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

Sharon A. Schoener

Sharon A. Schoener; beloved wife of Michael; loving daughter of James and Rosemary Morgan; cherished sister of Laura (Jeffrey) Kain; fond aunt to Carolyn Deeren and Kevin Kain; friend to all who knew her. Visitation Monday 9 AM until time of Mass 10 AM at St. Pascal Church, (Irving Park Rd. & Melvina). Due to Covid-19 restrictions masks and social distancing are required and space is limited to 75 people. Please use the South door on Melvina (closest to the rectory) to enter.Interment Private.

Elmer J. Piper

Elmer J. Piper Jr., passed away at his home on Monday, September 28, 2020 at the age of 89. He was the beloved husband of the late Alice M. Piper nee Jacobs; loving father of Debbie (Alan), Susie (Jeff), Danny (Rosie), Elmer, Frank (Shakee), Patty (Bobby), Mike (Mary), and Jen; proud Papa and GiGi-Pop of 23: Christina, Kimmy (Richie), Elmer John (Michelle), Nicky, Kelly, Alexis, David, Dana, Adam (Abby), Andy, Ashley, Nicole (Brad), Caitlin, Brittney, Danny, Aidan, D.J., Jaxson, Brooklyn, Eli, Peyton, Emmett, and Lana; dear brother to Barbara, Donna, and Ronnie, and fond uncle, cousin and friend to many. Visitation will be held on October 2, 2020 from 9 A.M. – 12 P.M. at Gibbons Funeral Home on 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (½ Block East of Austin). Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park in Forest Park. In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are limited to only 50 attendees at a time. We kindly ask that you quickly exit the funeral home after paying your respects to the family so that all visitors have an opportunity to enter. Masks and proper social distancing are required. Once capacity is reached , attendees will need to wait outside the building until allowed to enter. The coffee lounge is not available for use, so please refrain from bringing food or beverage into the funeral home.

Mariann Rollinson

Mariann Rollinson nee Cherone; beloved wife of the late James R., Jr.; loving sister of Joseph (Virginia) Cherone, Karen R. Cherone, John (Toni) Cherone, Filomena (the late Kenneth) Williams, Tom (Debi) Rollinson, the late Michael Cherone and Gail Schoewe; cherished aunt to many and friend to all who knew her. Services private with a Memorial at a later date. Interment All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.

Nancy Marshall

Nancy Eileen Marshall, age 85, passed away peacefully on August 25, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents Alfred and Anne Patrick (nee McGee) of Auburn, New York. Loving sister of Judy Janusz (Dick), brother Rick Patrick (Nancy), and several nieces and nephews. Devoted wife of Richard for 61 years. Proud mother of Rick (Sara), Patti (Brian), Cathy (Frank), and Sue. Adoring Grammie of 11 grandchildren: Alex (Thana), Nate (Caitlin), Ben Marshall; Kelly, Maeve, Meghan Farley; Katie, Patrick, Michael, Brigid, Jack Carroll. She bragged about them to anyone who would listen!

Nancy was known for her strong faith, love of family, and lively conversations, especially during spirited card games. She earned her nursing degree in Rochester, New York, and then her career took her to Miami Beach, Florida, where she met her husband, Richard.  He convinced her to move to the Chicago area, where they started their family. While raising a family, she worked in the hospital NICU, volunteered as a school nurse, served adults who were challenged, and ended her career assisting doctors in an OB/GYN practice at Lake Forest Hospital. Nancy and Richard instilled the importance of family, and they worked in unison raising their children and doting over their grandchildren. We have many fond memories of the yearly camping trips to all 48 continental states and visiting the New York relatives. Their strong union was admirable.

We are grateful to her caregivers, especially our dad, for their unending and patient help during the past five years.

 

To honor Nancy’s memory, please offer a Mass or make a donation in her name to St. Patrick Church, 991 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest, Illinois, 60045 or Queen of All Saints Basilica, 6280 N. Sauganash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60646  https://www.givecentral.org/location/165/event/11434

Services are private.

Mom, save a seat for us at the card table and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand. XO

Evelyn MacNamara

Evelyn MacNamara nee Coyne, native of Clonbur, Cloughbrack, Co. Galway, Ireland; beloved wife of the late Bartley; loving mother of Eileen (Bill) Willard, Carmel (Drew) Ludwig, Rita, and Jacquelyn; cherished grandmother of Kaylee, Christopher, Brooklyn, and Madeline; dear sister of Sean, Margaret, the late Mary, Bridie, Sarah, Luke, Martin and Michael; fond aunt and friend to many. Services Private. Interment Maryhill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association.