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

Phone:(773) 777-3944

Fax:(773) 777-3295

Bernadine Rocks

Bernadine Rocks

Bernadine Rocks nee Gavin, passed away peacefully in her home; beloved wife of the late Patrick; loving and devoted mother of Patrick (Peggy Cunniff), Mary (Quentin) Doherty, Theresa (James) Small, Maureen (the late Timothy) McDermott, Colleen (Dave), Michael, Paul (Jan) and Matthew; cherished grandma of Beth (Jordy), Kelly, Joseph, Sarah (Mike), Kevin, Patrick C. (Kimberly), Patrick D., Michael, Maura, Catherine, Kathleen, Hannah, Claire, Liam, Maureen, Lana and the late Erin; adored great-grandmother of Eliza, Patrick, Mary Elizabeth and Caeden; dear sister, daughter, aunt, cousin and friend to many; Family & Friends will gather Thursday, May 23 for Visitation 10 AM until Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM at St. Edward Church, 4350 W. Sunnyside. Interment All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944 or

A live stream of the funeral mass can be found here –


Tribute Video

Visitation Date



Service Location

Thursday, May 23, 10:00 AM until time of Mass at
St. Edward Church
4350 W. Sunnyside

11:00 AM at St Edward Church

All Saints Cemetery

This post has 3 comments
Yolanda Ricks
17 May 2024

Our prayers are with you and your family Mike🕊️ – Yolanda Ricks (IL Asst. Atty Gen. – 2001-2010) and Steve Ricks. – Upper Marlboro, MD

Eileen Plunkett
17 May 2024

To My Dear Cousins,
I will forever cherish the fond memories I have of Aunt Bernadine. She was always welcoming and kind during my summer visits to Chicago. She was a person of great faith, intellect and charity. Aunt Bernadine will always hold a special place in my heart. I send my deepest, heartfelt condolences to all of my cousins who feel her loss. God bless her with eternal peace and may He comfort her loved ones.
With Love & Sympathy,
Your Cousin Eileen

Ed Kowynia
20 May 2024

May our Heavenly Father, who we trust in His goodness, be the lasting hope of all who believe. May God look on our prayers and grant that your mother receive from God’s mercy the reward of a faithful steward. May Eternal Rest grant unto her, and let perpetual light shine upon her. * With Love from your OLV Classmates of 1973


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