Loretta Draxlir, (nee Cesario), age 84 of Cicero. Beloved wife of the late Edward; loving mother of Barbara and the late Jessica; dearest aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass Wednesday April 18, 2018 at 11 A.M. at St. Frances of Rome Church 15th & 59th Ct., Cicero. Visitation at the church from 10 A.M. till time of Mass. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Anthony P. Cappetta Funeral Services. Info 630-707-0130 or www.anthonycappettafuneralservice.com
Joseph A. “Joe” DeChicio age 89, at rest September 13, 2017. Beloved husband of Rae nee Porcelli; loving father of Donna (John) Renzi and Pat (Kim) DeChicio; devoted grandfather of Joseph (Stacy) Renzi, Valerie (Joshua) Hover and Michael DeChicio; dearest great grandfather of Arianna, Mia and Calder; dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass Friday September 15, 2017 at 10 A.M. at Divine Infant Church 1601 Newcastle Ave., Westchester, Visitation at the Church from 9 AM. till time of Funeral Mass. Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Anthony P. Cappetta & Son, Funeral Directors. Info 630-707-0130 or www.anthonycappettafuneralservice.com
Geraldine “Geri” Madonia nee Cella, age 79, at rest June 22, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Angelo; loving mother of Tina (Tony) Mentz and Lia (Miguel) Garcia; devoted nani of Anthony, Michael, Diego and Liliana; dearest sister of Patricia Hrinowich; fond aunt of Bill and Thomas Hrinowich. Family and friends will be received Sunday June 25, 2017 from 2-7 P.M. at Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home (Anthony P. Cappetta & Son, Directors), 10501 W. Cermak Rd., Westchester (two blocks West of Mannheim Rd.), Funeral Monday 9:45 A.M. from the funeral home to Ascension Church, Oak Park. Funeral Mass 10:30 A.M. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Info 708-F-U-N-E-R-A-L
Pasquale Suero, age 98, at rest April 23, 2017 at his home in Berwyn. Beloved husband of the late Antonia “Dolly” (nee Parrilli); loving father of the late Clement W. (Anna nee Gilardi); devoted grandfather of Pat (Jaime) Suero and the late Anne Marie Bellavia; dearest grandfather “pastones” of Michael, Isabella and Frank. Preceded in death by his parents Clemente and Anina (nee D’Antonio) and his stepmother Emily (nee D’Rosa); dear step-brother and brother-in-law to many; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass Friday April 28, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Odilo Church, Berwyn. Visitation at the Church from 9 A.M. till time of Funeral Mass. Entombment Crucifixion Gardens Mausoleum Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Anthony P. Cappetta & Son, Directors. Info 630-707-0130 or www.anthonycappettafuneralservice.com
Helen R. Rudzinski (nee Ciszewski) age 93, at rest April 22, 2017, at her home in Mt. Prospect. Born March 20, 1924 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Beloved wife of the late Bernard Konieczko and Edward Rudzinski; loving mother of Deanie (Tom) Krzanowski and Linda (Vince) Accardo; devoted grandmother of Darren (Andrea) Krzanowski, Carrie (Garth) Heckendorf, Vincent (fiancee Isabella) and Alissa Accardo; dearest great grandmother of Ashlee and Nick Nesbitt, Ethan and Hailey Krzanowski and her beloved Sophie Bell. Helen’s primary occupation was as a professional shopper. Visitation Wednesday April 26, 2017 from 3-9 P.M. at Matz Funeral Home 410 E. Rand Rd., Mt. Prospect, Anthony P. Cappetta & Son, Directors. Funeral Thursday 10 A.M. at the funeral home to St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church, Prospect Heights for a 10:30 A.M. Funeral Mass. Interment private. For further info 847-394-2336. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to PAWS Chicago 1997 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago 60614 or email@example.com.
Robert Paul Krasniewski, age 72, of Brookfield, formerly of Cicero, at rest April 13, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at Hines VA Hospital. Robert proudly served his country during the Vietnam era in the United States Army. Born December 13, 1944 in Chicago, IL to Dr. Casimir and Frances Krasniewski. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Shannon); loving father of Julia (McAllister) Faron, Frances (Gary) Gilardi and Robert (fiancee Holly Brown) Krasniewski; devoted grandfather of Lily; dearest godfather of Mary & Tricia DiCianni and Crystal Salerno; dear cousin of Judy Dizeo and Penny Sorello; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Family & friends will be received Tuesday April 18, 2017 from 3-9 P.M. at Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home (Anthony P. Cappetta & Son, Directors) 10501 W. Cermak Rd., Westchester (two blocks west of Mannheim Rd.). Funeral Wednesday 9:15 A.M. at the funeral home to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church 124 N. Spring Ave., LaGrange for a 10 A.M. Funeral Mass. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Info 630-707-0130 or www.anthonycappettafuneralservices.com
Breanna “Bre” Jean Paladino, age 27. Beloved daughter of Tom and Michele (nee Motta) Paladino and cherished sister of Brian and Michael, sadly passed away January 4, 2017 after a courageous battle with melanoma. Bre graduated from Naperville Central High School in 2007, then earned a Bachelors Degree in PR and Advertising in 2011 from DePaul University. She loved living in Chicago, while developing her passion for music and photography. After graduation, Bre moved to Napa, CA where she applied her creative photography talents to working in her cousin’s photography studio. Bre moved back to Naperville in 2013 and began working for the SRAM Corporation, a bicycle equipment manufacturer in Chicago. Bre’s beautiful voice earned her the opportunity to be a vocalist at Community Christian Chuirch, where she loved sharing her exceptional gift of music and expressing her strong faith in God. In early 2016, she began performing with Grateful Gary’s Magic Bus Band, an opportunity she loved. Bre will be lovingly remembered for the joyful way she lived life and touched the hearts of every person she met. A free spirit with a beautiful smile, an angelic voice, a heart of gold and the unique ability to make everyone feel loved and special, no matter who they were. Bre brought joy to all she met, and was a constant source of happiness to both her family and friends. Her radiance shown brightly both inside and out. Bre will be deeply missed by her parents and brothers, as well as her loving grandparents Richard Motta and Janet Focosi, along with many aunts and uncles, cousins and countless friends (Bre was a collector of friends!) Bre was surely greeted in heaven by her paternal grandparents, the late Salvatore and Phyllis Paladino, who loved her dearly. Funeral Saturday January 14 at 9:15 A.M. at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home 5015 S. Lincoln St., (Rt. 53 & Short St.), Lisle to St. Scholastica Church, Woodridge. Funeral Mass 10 A.M. Interment private. Visitation Friday 3-9 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made in Bre’s name to Jack’s Fund at jacksfund.org to help further melanoma research. Info 630-964-9392
Dianne A. Caballero nee Fagan, age 75, at rest December 9, 2016 at Adventist LaGrange Hospital. Beloved wife of Ruben Sr., loving mother of Ruben (Laura) Jr., Debra (James) Truhlar, Randall, Rick and Raymond (Christine); devoted grammy of Nicholas, Kyle, Kelsi, Kaitlyn, Cody, Ryan, Jacob, Madissen and Connor; dear great grammy of Michael, Jayden and Azario; dearest sister of Dorothy Easterhouse and Carl Fagan; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services Wednesday December 14 at 10 A.M. at Woodlawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Anthony P. Cappetta & Son, Directors, 7750 W. Cermak Rd., Forest Park. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 3-9 P.M. Info 630-707-0130.
Raymond F. Ritter Sr., age 87, at rest October 13, 2016. Born May 19, 1929 in Cicero, IL to Frank & Josephine Ritter. Beloved husband of the late Barbara nee Bergmann; loving companion of Marianne Kielma; dearest father of Lin (Terry) Piest, JoAnn Brescia, Laura (John) DeMaine, Raymond Jr., Glenn (Lisa) and the late Christine (Dick) Hodge; devoted grandfather of of Heather, Kristy, Jeff, Jason, Brianna, Erik, Emma, Dayna, Johnny, Travis and Melissa; dear great grandfather of Dominic, Gia, Marley, Lilly, Daegon and Evelyn; fond brother of the late Mildred and Dorothy, uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday October 16 from 3-8 P.M. at Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home, Anthony P. Cappetta and Son, directors. Funeral Monday 9:30 A.M. from the funeral home to Divine Infant Church, Mass 10 A.M. Interment private. Info 630-707-0130 or anthonypcappettafuneralservice.com