Gibbons Family Funeral Home, Ltd.
5917 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60634-2618

Phone:(773) 777-3944

Fax:(773) 777-3295


Stella Brando

Stella Brando, 88, of Chicago, died peacefully Monday February 15; dear daughter of the late Rocco and Pasqua nee Rogondino; loving sister of the late Mary and Joseph (Nancy); dear aunt of Dominic (Christine) and Angela Serbiak; fond grandaunt of Alexis, Joseph and Steven Serbiak, Jacob and Tyler Brando; sweet great grandaunt to Hailey and Hazel Serbiak; Visitation Saturday 9:30 AM until time of prayer 11 AM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park Rd (1/2 Block East of Austin) to St. Pascal Church. Mass 11:30 AM. Entombment Mt. Olive Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Cancer Society. For info 773-777-3944 or

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Topic: Stella Brando Visitation
Time: Feb 27, 2021 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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St. Pascal Church
Irving Park & Melvina
Chicago, IL 60634

Mount Olive Cemetery
3800 N. Narragansett Ave
Chicago, IL 60634

This post has 3 comments
Marilyn Mason
22 Feb 2021

My sincere sympathies to Stella’s family. Stella lived at Westminster Place for several years. Prior to the pandemic, I enjoyed having lunch with her and also meeting with her at other times, listening to her tales about teaching in foreign countries, among other things. Most recently, she joined a group that I was included in on Saturday mornings, and she would look up information on the internet about movies that were being shown here each night and give her opinion about each one. She had a great wit and was extremely bright. Her sudden death was a shock; her fellow Westminster Place residents knew she was in the hospital but were never able to reach her there, something they regret.

Indra David
22 Feb 2021

Many of us at Westminster Place in Evanston will miss Stella. She participated in community activities despite her physical challenges and we enjoyed her very pleasant company. My condolences to her family and may her soul rest In peace.
Indra David

Jean Paychl
17 Sep 2021

As a friend and teaching colleague of Stella’s, I am saddened to hesr of her death. We taught at Washington School and were on the Credit Union Board for many years. We met for our retirees’ lunches almost every 2 weeks since our retirements. Stella was always engaged in our conversations and had much to contribute to them. She was so good at taking care of her sister and advocating for her. She researched independent living and chose Westminister for all the activities it offered. Stella participated in many of them and proudly showed us around the first time we had lunch with her. I am dismayed that none of her Lyons teacher friends were informed of her death. It was months before I got to a person who told me she had passed away. Trying to zoom the service months later doesn’t work…just some still shots are seen but no video or sound. Stella had a great number of friends who feel her loss. Stella will be greatly missed. RIP, my friend.


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