Maureen O’Connor

Maureen O’Connor; loving wife of John Birkmann; devoted daughter of Eleanor and the late James; dear sister of Eileen (the late Karl) Reins; cherished aunt of Kristin and Stephanie Virgilio and Emily and Robert Birkmann; adoring great aunt of Tessa, Kayla, Ayden, Memphis and Annabella; fond dog mom of Gypsy and Bella; Visitation Monday 3-8 PM and Tuesday 9:00 AM until Service 10:00 AM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin). Interment Irving Park Cemetery. For info 773-777-3944 or

George Waring

George T. Waring, US Marine and Vietnam Veteran; loving father of Larissa (Joe Dziondziak) Koperdak-Waring; cherished grandfather of Giana, Lilly, Camden, Michael, and Briar Dziondziak; fond uncle of many; He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, FOP, Chicago Gearheads and would volunteer as a local beat facilitator for the Chicago Police Department. Visitation Tuesday, September 19, from 3-8 PM and Wednesday, September 20, 9-10AM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin). Interment Rosehill Cemetery. For info 773-777-3944 or

Timothy Donahue

It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our father Timothy Patrick Donahue on Thursday evening September 7, 2023. Son of the late Mary Emma Donahue and Patrick Augustine Donahue. He was the second youngest to siblings Patricia Wathen, Joseph Edward Donahue, Emily Deford, Fidelma Donahue, Mark Donahue and predeceased by siblings David Donahue and Sheila Donahue. He was a loving father to Amy, Sheila, Nicole, and Kathryn; he adored his 6 grandsons Marcello, Cole, Brody, Griffin, Hayden, Quade, and QST granddaughter Eleanor. He dedicated his life to his family and loving his late wife Dorothy Mary Donahue. We will truly never be able to fill the void of your absence and you will be missed so much by many family and friends daily. We love you dad, always and forever, give mom a hug from all of us. Rest in Peace. A memorial visitation will be held Friday, September 15 from 3:00 until 8:00 PM at Gibbons family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin). Interment Private. For info 773-777-3944 or

Charles Luna

Charles Luna; beloved husband of the late Mary nee Clark; loving father of Christopher (Danielle), Christanna, Nikole Self and Charlie; cherished grandfather of Christopher, Joseph, Sophia, Nathaniel Keasean Stigger and Charles; treasured son of the late Agustin and Mariana; dear brother of Gloria Serrano and Betty Luna-Welch; fond uncle of many.

Christine Lorenz

Christine Lorenz nee Lasota, 85 beloved wife of the late Leon Lorenz; loving mother of Evelyn (James) Marthaler, Donald (Mary Kay) Lorenz, and John (Tracy) Lorenz; cherished grandmother of Jake (Natalie), Kendall, Brian, Megan, Alex, and Justin; fond aunt of many;

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 Visitation: 11 am to Noon at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60634

Funeral Mass: 12:30 pm St Pascal Catholic Church (Our Lady Of The Rosary Parish)  3935 N Melvina Ave, Chicago, IL 60634

Interment Maryhill Cemetery directly following mass.

Joan Rubik

Joan Rubik nee Warych, 92 beloved wife of the late Bruno Rubik; loving mother of Patricia Rubik-Rothstein (Meyer), Sue (Ted) Turkowski, and the late Gary; cherished grandmother of Jonathan (Sarah), Michael (Erin), Garrick (fiancé Ally), Christina (Keith), Zachary, and Jacquelyn (Bill); treasured great grandmother of Aiden, Aria, Gavin, Maddie, Avery, August, Molly and Christopher; fond aunt of many; Visitation Friday, September 1 at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park RD (1/2 Block East of Austin) from 10:00 AM until time of service 1:00 PM. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery. For info 773-777-3944 or

Francis. E Abberton

Francis E (Fred) Abberton passed away peacefully on August 24th, 2023, at the Ascension Resurrection Hospital.  Chicago IL.

Fred was born to Stephen and Bridget (O’Reilly) Abberton in Rossmore Galway, Ireland. As the youngest of the family, he enjoyed a happy childhood surrounded by a large extended family. He trained as a carpenter in Ireland and moved to Chicago IL in 1957 where he worked as a carpenter and then property developer.  He married his wife, Rose (Dempsey) in Ireland in 1971.

In 2002 Fred retired to Largo, Florida with his wife and their beloved Cairn Terriers. They enjoyed a full social life surrounded by many wonderful, caring friends. Sadly, Rose passed away in 2007, however Fred enjoyed the company of a wide circle of friends for a further 15 years in Largo.

Fred’s greatest joys were his wife Rose, their dogs and music. He was an excellent storyteller combining hilarity and drama in a few sentences. His silences were rare, but they were much appreciated for that. In his final days he was cared for beautifully by Rose’s niece, Sandra McNeela of Niles IL who kept him company while he enjoyed the meticulous care of the nurses and staff at the Celebrate Senior Living facility in Niles IL.

He is predeceased by his wife Rose (Dempsey), his parents, his brothers John and Steven, and his sisters Kathleen Timmons and Margaret (Greta) Grenham and their spouses.

Fred’s surviving nieces and nephews both in the US and Ireland include Sandra McNeela of Niles IL and Patrick and Tania Grenham of Hinesburg Vt.

Services will be held at the chapel in The Celebrate Senior Living home of Niles IL on Tuesday August 29th at 11 am followed by the removal of his remains to his final resting place alongside his beloved wife, Rose, in Dublin, Ireland.

May he Rest in Peace with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.