Obituaries

James Byrne

James Patrick Byrne, 57; beloved husband of Sharon nee McConnell; dear brother of Nancy Ann (the late Mike) Naughton, and the late Eileen (David Kendzerski), Susanne (James) Ziebka, Maureen (the late John) Jackson, and Kathleen (Craig) Phillips; cherished son of the late James and Eileen Byrne; fond cousin and uncle of many; friend to all who knew him. Services and Interment Private. Livestream available at www.gffh.com. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice. For info 773-777-3944 or www.gffh.com

Margaret O’Donnell

Margaret O’Donnell, native of Letterbrock, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland; beloved wife of the late Michael; devoted daughter of the late Anthony Kerrigan and Annie nee Mulroe; loving sister of Monica McEvoy, Agnes Byers and the late Thomas Kerrigan, Teresa Hopkins, Annie Heraty, Philomena Joyce, and John Kerrigan; dear aunt of many; Visitation Saturday, January 29, 10 AM until Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM at Immaculate Conception Church (Harlem & Talcott). Interment All Saints Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

Robert Whetter

Robert Francis Whetter; preceded in death by his parents Bernice and Robert J. and his wife Lorna; beloved brother of Albert (Jean) and Elizabeth; survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; He was an avid Cubs, Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks fan. He made friends easily and was well known on the CTA and RTA. Batman and the oldies TV shows and music were his passion. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. A memorial is being planned for the Spring. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

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