Obituaries

Alex Umara

Alex Umana, a beloved son, brother, father, and friend to many. Born on September 15,1972 and passed away at home with family by his side on November 29th, 2022. Alex will be forever loved and greatly missed.

His memory will be kept alive by his four children: Alexander Umana Jr., Julian Umana, Alyssa Umana and Liam Hensley; Mother Alejandra Palma; Siblings Grace Molz (Jason), Julio Umana (Sandy).

Alex had the unique flare for making friends wherever he went and through all of the chapters in his life. So, it was no surprise that he found his calling in sales, in which he had great success. Some of his other joys were spending time with his children, doting on his mother, cruising on his motorcycle and rooting for his favorite team, the Cubs. Alex was a free spirit, made his own rules and lived his life to the fullest. It would be his wish for us to celebrate his life with the same zest, authenticity, and moxie. The best way to honor Alex is to always cherish family and friends.

The wake will be held on Saturday December 3rd, at Gibbons Family Funeral Home from 1:00pm to 6:00pm, with the service beginning at 5:00pm prompt.

Mary T. Palmert

Mary T. Palmert, 90; beloved wife of the late Joseph A; loving mother of Diane (Ambrose) Fayard, Denise and Joseph R. (Carolyn); cherished grandmother of Leonard (Amber) Fayard and Kathleen (Jesus) Pelayo, Joe (Leticia) and Brian Palmert; fond great grandmother of Conor, Ashley, Kailey Fayard and Maximilian Pelayo; dear sister of Joan (Don) Barrett and the late Joseph Lermer. Visitation Thursday 9 AM until time of prayers 10:30 AM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home (½ Block East of Austin) to St. Pascal Church. Mass 11 AM. Interment Private. For info 773-777-3944 or www.gffh.com

Anthony J. Vignola

Anthony J. Vignola, 90; beloved husband of the late Margaret A.; cherished father of Larry (Marlo) and Nancy (Hector) Ledesma; fond grandfather of Lauren and Adam Vignola, Christina and Gianna Ledesma; dear uncle to many; US Army Veteran. Funeral Monday, November 28, 10 AM from Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (½ Block East of Austin) to St. Pascal Church. Mass 10:30 AM. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery Visitation Sunday, November 27, 3-8 PM. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation- Greater Illinois Chapter. For info 773-777-3944 or www.gffh.com

Zefa Lukic

Zefa Lukic; beloved husband of the late Prena nee Nilovic; loving father of Ana, Steve (Slajana), and Nikola (Amanda); cherished grandfather of Joseph, Jackie, Victoria, Zachary and Mathew; dear brother to George (Lujla), Lujla (Paula) Nilovic, the late Dilja Nilovic and Maria; Funeral Saturday 10 AM from Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park Rd/ (1/2 Block East of Austin) to St Bartholomew Church. Mass 10:30 AM. Interment Maryhill Cemetery. Visitation Friday 3-8 PM. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

James P. Mulson

James P. Mulson, 87, Beloved husband to Kathleen Nee Graf, loving father to Linda (The late Phil) Poe, Diane (Bob) Malek, Carol (Alan) Coleman, Mary (Ken) Gossett. Cherished grandfather to Christina, Sammie, Robert, Sarah, James, Ryan, Kathleen, Jenna, and the late Michael. A dear uncle and friend to many. James was an honored Army Veteran, and a proud Lane Tech Alumni. Family and Friends will meet Wednesday at St. Pascal Church (Irving Park Rd & Melvina) for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 3-8 PM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin).

Barbara Mulkerrin

Barbara Mulkerrin, 95, native of Callowfeenish, Carna, Co. Galway, Ireland; beloved wife of the late Coleman; loving sister of Peggy (the late John) O’Flaherty and the late Kathleen, Sarah Folan, Mary Lydon, Martin, Brid Mulkerrin, Patrick, Tom, and John; preceded in death by many in-laws; fond aunt of many; Longtime member of the St. Cornelius Women’s Guild. Family & friends will gather for Visitation Friday 9:30 AM until Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM at St. Juliana Church, 7201 N. Oketo (Oketo & Touhy). Interment Maryhill Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mercy Home. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

 

Margaret Irene Jackson

Margaret Irene Jackson; beloved wife of the late Douglas Lee; loving mother to the Karen (Tom) Angerman, Douglas, Julie (the late William) Vivanco, David and late Jeanne (Ivan) Quitko; cherished grandmother of Jason, James (Arianna), Robert Sammarco, Margaretmary and Megan, Vivanco; devoted great-grandmother to Boston, Maxwell, and Jamie Lee; adoring daughter to the late John and Margaret Traynor;  loving sister of William (Joann), Phil (Linda), and Marty Traynor and Mary (James) Gedemer; fond friend to many and an inspiration to all that knew her. She also took great pride in her job at the United States Attorney’s office. Visitation, Sunday October 30, 4-8 PM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Rd (1/2 block East of Austin). Family & friends will gather at St. Pascal Church (Melvina and Irving) for Mass, Monday October 31 at 10:30AM. Interment private. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

 

Russell L. Murrell

Russell L. Murrell, beloved husband of Ellen nee Trick; cherished father of Jonathan, Samantha, and William; loving son of the late Mary and Russell; dear brother of Larry “Joe” (Dorothy), Wayne “Bub”, Patricia “Sissy” (Steve) Hallmark, James “Jim” (Devona), and the late Dean (Deirdre); fond uncle, friend, and hunting buddy of many; Visitation Tuesday 3 PM till time of service 6 PM at Trinity Christian Fellowship, 7000 West Belmont. Interment Private. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

Joseph M. Barton

Joseph M. Barton, 81, beloved father of Julie (Anthony) Grech; loving grandfather of DeAnna and Olivia Grech; dear brother to Mary Ann (the late Bob) Wojtalik, Kenny, Jean Ann (Jim) Roth, and the late Yvonne Barton; cherished uncle of 9 nieces and nephews; and great uncle of many.

Joe was a graduate of Lane Tech High School. He proudly served in the US Army from 1963-1965. He worked as an Offset Lithographer at Commerce Clearing House (CCH) for 38 years. In his spare time he enjoyed playing softball and bowling and watching his beloved Chicago Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks and White Sox. He will be missed greatly by all those who knew and loved him.

Family & friends will gather for Visitation Monday, Oct 24th from 10 AM until Mass of Christian Burial, 11 AM at St. Pascal Church, 3935 N Melvina Ave., Chicago (Irving Park & Melvina). Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimers Association, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and Spectrum Health Hospice.  Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com