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Obituaries November 2, 2023

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AlbertiniELIO ALBERTINI

Elio Albertini, age 93, peacefully passed away October 25,

Husband of 63 years to Teresa (ne´e Ionni); father to Emilio (Trish), Maria Hill (Reid), Maria Antonietta Albertini (predeceased) and beloved grandfather to Francesca, Alexander, and Theodore. Elio emigrated to the United States in 1957 from Castel di Lama, a municipality within the Province of Ascoli Piceno, Italy. His passions included gardening, cooking, which he did professionally, following Serie A calcio and the Italian National Team. He is also survived by his brother Patrick, many loving nieces, nephews, family members, and friends. His brother Frank is predeceased by ten days.

Visitation was held October 29 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation at funeral home October 30 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to Two Holy Martyrs Parish, St. Symphorosa Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Elio was laid to rest at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

DiazDANIEL DIAZ

Our hearts are broken to announce the passing of Daniel Diaz who passed away October 23.

He was the cherished son of Salomon and Guadalupe Diaz; loving brother of Jesus, Aldo and Melissa Diaz; much loved grandson of Eulalia Piña and the late Jesus Vega, and Juventina and the late Jesus Diaz. Dear Godson of Jose Diaz and Patricia Diaz. Daniel will be missed by his many aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Daniel was a 2011 graduate of Argo High School.

Visitation was held October 27 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation at the funeral home October 28 until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Joseph Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Daniel was laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery.

Diaz GwenGWEN E. DIAZ

Gwen E. Diaz (nee Bjorklund), age 70, passed away October 10.

Beloved wife of the late Raymond Diaz; loving mother of Diane (Sonny) Serbentas, Angelo Castillo, Yvonne Castillo (Mark Arguello), Cassandra (Ivan) Rosa and Christopher (Kristen) Castillo; dear grandmother of Ashleigh Carroll, Emaleigh Serbentas, Samantha Castillo, Mark Arguello Jr., Tiffenie Arguello, Elizabeth Arguello, Ivan E. Rosa, Angel Rosa, Dwayne Rosa, Alyssa Castillo, Mia Castillo and Christopher J. Castillo; dearest great-grandmother of Amaya, Alana and Abel; cherished daughter of the late Delores (nee McMillin) and the late Duane Bjorklund; fond sister of Carol Bjorklund, Donna Baker, Gail Morales, the late Bruce Bjorklund, Gary (Donna) Bjorklund and Don (Sheri) Bjorklund. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held October 13 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice a Service and Time of Remembrance followed. Cremation rites to be accorded. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

EnglandLUCILLE R. ENGLAND

Lucille R. England (nee Beckman) passed away October 13.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph Rizzo and the late Jim England; loving mother of Joseph (the late Debbie) Rizzo, Nancy (Jim) Rader and Laura (John) Gilligan; dear grandmother of Jill Rizzo, Jennifer (Jim) Wiorkowski, Jeannie (Eric) McDaniels, Christopher McCune, Brian Buoni, Elise McCune and Joey (Pati) Buoni; great-grandmother of Dylan, Ethan, Gavin and Oliver; cherished daughter of the late Adam and the late Stella Beckman; dear sister of Laverne (the late Rudolph) Kozik, and the late Regina (the late Frank) Soprych, the late Leonard (the late Roseann) Beckman, the late Adam Jr. (the late Ann) Beckman and the late John (the late Lavina) Beckman. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held October 17 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held October 18, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Fabian Church, 7450 W. 83rd Street, Bridgeview for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

FafrowiczMARIA FAFROWICZ

Maria Fafrowicz (nee Latek), age 92, passed away October 14.

Beloved wife of the late Stanislaw Fafrowicz; loving mother of Aniela (Kazimierz) Buratynski, Zofia Remiasz, Wiktoria (Stanislaw) Nowak, Krszysztof (Bozena) Fafrowicz and Jozef Fafrowicz; dearest grandmother to many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Visitation was held October 16 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held October 17, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Fabian Church, 7450 W. 83rd Street, Bridgeview for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

GromadaANDRZEJ GROMADA

Andrzej Gromada, age 81, passed away October 16.

Beloved husband of Janina Gromada (nee Lasak); loving father of Tomasz, Maria, Jacek and Wojciech; dear grandfather of Kerry (Ruben), Robert (Cristen), Kristy, Gabriela, Dariusz, Ariana and Lucas; dearest great-grandfather of Kenzie; cherished son of the late Antonina (nee Krol) and the late Jan Gromada; fond brother of Franciszek (Maria), Michal (Anna), Stanislaw (Zofia), Zofia (Stanislaw) and Wojciech (Anna). Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Memeber of Kolo nr. 58 Zab of ZPPA.

Visitation was held October 19 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held October 20, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Daniel the Prophet Church, 5358 S. Nashville Avenue, Chicago for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

NorrisJAMES H. NORRIS

Flag FuneralJames H. Norris, age 74, passed away on October 10. US Navy Veteran.

Lovingly survived by his wife, daughter, relatives and friends.

Cremation rites were accorded with interment to be held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. Arrangements entrusted to care of Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

PopovichROSALEEN MARIE POPOVICH

Rosaleen Marie Popovich (nee Sura), age 83, passed away October 18.

Beloved wife of the late Robert John Popovich; loving mother of Michael Anthony (Kimberly) Popovich and Dawn Marie Popovich; dear grandmother of Justin Robert (Terra) Popovich, Nicole Elizabeth Popovich and Kyle Joseph Popovich; dearest great-grandmother of Evers Dale Popovich; cherished daughter of the late Eleanor (nee Boyk) and the late Stanley Sura; dear sister of the late Katherine (the late Francis “Michael”) Blumm and the late Paulette (the late Robert) Wisniewski. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Former head usher at Guardian Angel Cathedral, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Visitation was held October 30 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice with a Service and Time of Remembrance held at the funeral home. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

SierraROSEMARIE SIERRA

Rosemarie Sierra, age 78, of Chicago, Pilsen community, passed away October 25.

She was the beloved daughter of Lucia Gutierrez and the late Raymond Gutierrez; cherished mother of Frank Sierra, Anthony (Norma) Sierra and Kimberly Sierra; much loved grandmother of Melissa, Frank, Mark, Sapphire, Sonya, Carlos, Cris and the late Destiny; great grandmother of Mark and Angela; dear sister of Mary Jane, Raymond, Robert, Richard, Judy and the late Gloria, late Peter, and late Jimmy; loving aunt of many nieces, nephews and cousin and friend to many. Rosemarie will always be “Mother of All”. She touched many lives with her gracious and giving spirit. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed for her unconditional love and caring. May Rosemarie rest in peace in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father.

Visitation was held October 30 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th street just west of Harlem). Visitation October 31 at the funeral home until time of Prayers. Procession from the funeral home to St. Pius V Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Rosemarie was laid to rest at St. Mary Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Rosemarie’s family on her personal tribute website at www.foranfuneralhome.com.

StopkaJAN STOPKA

Jan Stopka, age 69, passed away October 16.

Beloved husband of Anna Stopka (nee Zacherek); loving father of Jan (Katarzyna) Stopka, Jadwiga (Marcin) Cyrwus, Wojciech (Danuta) Stopka, and Andrzej (Sabina) Stopka; dearest grandpa of Mateusz, Maciej, Natalia, Magdalena, Emilia, Wojciech, Michal, and Julia; cherished son of the late Janina and the late Stanislaw Stopka; dear brother of Pawel (Maria) Stopka and the late Wojciech (Anna) Stopka; treasured son-in-law of Helena and the late Stanislaw Zacherek; fond brother-in-law Andrzej (Agata) Zacherek. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation was held October 22 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held October 23, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Our Lady of the Church Polish Mission, 116 Hilton St, Willow Springs for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

WeinerLOUISE ARLENE WEINER

Louise Arlene Weiner (nee Rzepka), age 87, passed away October 19.

Beloved wife of the late James W. Weiner; loving mother of Dawn Kurry and Karen (Richard) Chaput; dear grandmother of Jordan (James) Crawford, Jessica Chaput, and Nichole Chaput; cherished daughter of the late Helene Rzepka (nee Miedona) and the late Peter Rzepka; fond sister of the late Judith Garrity and sister-in-law of Marilyn (the late Anthony) Rybski. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and cousins.

Visitation was held October 25 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held October 26, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Saint Patrick Church, 200 E. Illinois Street, Lemont for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

WilkMARIAN WILK

Marian Wilk, age 64, passed away October 18.

Beloved husband of Wieslawa Wilk (nee Nedza); loving father of Katarzyna (Lukasz) Sekula, Michal (Malgorzata) Wilk and Barbara Wilk; dearest grandfather of Mateusz Sekula, Olivia Sekula, Mia Wilk, Melanie Wilk and Lena Wilk; cherished son of the late Marianna and the late Czeslaw Wilk; dear brother and uncle. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Visitation was held October 22 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was held October 23, Prayers and procession from the funeral home to Sacred Heart Church, 8245 W. 111th Street, Palos Hills for Mass. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. For more information, 708-496-0200 or www.kaminskifamilyfuneralhomes.com.

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