John R. "Jack" Stapleton, Jr., Age 71.

Retired Detective CPD.  Veteran U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam.


Passed away surrounded by his children, on Saturday,

June 27, 2015.


Beloved father of John “Jack” III, CPD (Michelle), Michael (Kathy Smith), Kristi (Frank) Mellace, Kerri (Bryan) Armstrong, Scott, CPD (Ami), Ryan, CPD (Shannon), Daniel, CPD (Erica), Kevin, CPD (Jackie), Kelli (Patrick) McCarron, and Kimmi (Leo) Koch. Cherished grandfather of Michael, Matthew, Makaela, Jack, Michael, Anthony, Dillon, Luke, Peyton, Kahler, Kennadie, Declan, Riley, Ryan, Rylynn, Nicolas Jackson, Braedan, Allie, Brody, Kourtney, Conor, Cole, Rory, Paislie and great grandfather of Dean Stapleton. Former spouse of Cathleen (nee Brennan) Stapleton. Devoted son of the late John R. and Madeline (nee Sanders) Stapleton. Dear brother of Mary Ann (Marty) Handley and the late Judy Stapleton.

 

Visitation Thursday, July 2nd from 3 until 9 p.m. with a chapel service at 7:30 p.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.

 

Interment private.

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  • Jim and Jean (Monday, June 29 15 08:08 pm EDT)

    We were so very sorry to learn of your loss. Our love and caring thoughts are extended to each of you in your family.

  • steve christ (Thursday, July 02 15 02:45 pm EDT)

    So very sorry for your loss.prays to your whole family

  • Fran Gray (Thursday, July 02 15 06:06 pm EDT)

    We were deeply saddened to learn of Jacks passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.We will always remember "The Leader of the Pack" .Roy and Fran Gray

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Mike G. Giordano, Age 93, United States Marine Corps Veteran of WWII.

 

Devoted son of the late Jim and Polly. Beloved husband of the late Antoinette. Loving companion of Sue. Dear father of James (Joan) and the late Pauline. Cherished grandfather of Carol (Mark), Diane (Chuck), Lisa (Tom), Victoria, James and the late Michael and great grandfather of Tina, Amanda (Jimmy), Kate, Michael, Holly (Cory), Morgan C, Morgan S, Eric, Isaiah, Cy and great great grandfather of McKenna (Fifth Generation).  

 

Visitation Sunday, June 28th from 2 until 8 p.m.

 

Chapel prayers Monday, June 29th, 9:30 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Alexander Church, 7025 W. 126th Street, Palos Heights, Mass 10:00 a.m.

 

Interment Saint Mary Cemetery.

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  • Betty Seeline (Saturday, June 27 15 07:38 pm EDT)

    Dear Brother, you will leave such a void....in our family....

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Stanley J. Gerut, age 87, U.S. Army Veteran.

 

Beloved husband of Janet (nee Biernat) Gerut.

Loving father of Karen (Phil) Smeeton, Judy (Frank) Riccoboni, Gail (Kevin) Coyle & James Gerut.

Proud grandfather of Lindsay (Kellen) McBain, Lauren (Greg) Seldon, Sarah (Chris) Dearing, Ryan, Tara & Bryna Coyle and Alexis Gerut.

Cherished great grandfather of Avery McBain.

Dear brother of Edward (Dolores) Gerut & Dorothy (Joe) Bernal.

Kind uncle of many nieces and nephews.

 

The Gerut Family would like to thank Dr. Roland Winterfield & Dr. James Tess and his caregivers Rita Feliciano & Pat Baldenegro for all that they did for Stanley.

 

Visitation Saturday, June 27th from 10:30 a.m. until time of chapel prayers 12:30 p.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Alexander Church, Mass 1:00 p.m.

 

Entombment Resurrection Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Palos Community Hospital Hospice, 15295 E. 127th Street, Lemont, IL 60439 would be appreciated.

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Mary "Mae" Hughes Kelly

 

Intrepid explorer of life and love. Confident and strong to the very end. Proud, independent thinker before the advent of woman’s liberation. Athletic and competitive. A tom boy in her youth. Wicked left-handed tennis player—beat all the boys in the neighborhood. League golf champion at the age of 85. Innovator, inventor and marketer (“Picture That” frame-hanging system, hairspray goggles, Kay-Mae Products, and Kelly Interiors). Executive secretary for the president of Ethel Oil. Assistant to the Rich East High School Athletic Director. Advocate, friend and confidant to her peers.  Loved music, and a great singer!

But her most cherished roles, and the ones that brought her the most joy in life, were:

Beloved wife of the late Malcolm F. Kelly

Inspired, devoted, and spontaneously fun mother of Michael, Malcolm (Boots), Mary Eileen, Johnny and Maureen

Mother in-law to Donna, Mary Ann, Terry (deceased) and Stuart

Proud grandmother of Sean (Rachel), Brendan (Emilia), Danny, Maureen, Beth, Matthew, Liam and Ellie

Great grandmother of Tessa and Julia

Dear sister of Eileen Dwyer Otto and the late Nicholas Hughes

Fun and entertaining aunt to Jimmy, Nancy, Ginger, Lynn, Billy and Sally

She shaped us, enriched us, guided and consoled us. She made us laugh and taught us to live life more richly. Her spirit lives on in us all.

 

Visitation Tuesday, June 16th from 3 until 9 p.m.

Chapel prayers Wednesday, June 17th, 9:30 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Alexander Church, Mass 10:00 a.m.

 

Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

 

Contributions to Saint Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 Saint Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be appreciated.

 

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  • maureen malone (Saturday, June 13 15 05:07 pm EDT)

    What a lovely lady, Mae was! She had a great sense of humor and we will always remember her infectious laugh.

    The Malone Family

  • Kathy & Larry Wall (Saturday, June 13 15 05:12 pm EDT)

    We are so sad to hear of Mae's death. We will never forget how sweet she was to our Holly, Michael & our Grandchildren. She truly was a very special Friend ....

  • Jackie Wagner (Tuesday, June 16 15 10:01 am EDT)

    Our deepest sympathy. What a lovely person she was.

  • Bev & Charlie Wade (Wednesday, June 17 15 08:32 am EDT)

    Sending big hugs and prayers. She was one awesome lady! She will definitely be missed!

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Nannette M. Franz (nee Ferguson) Age 92 of Palos Park.

 

Wife of the late William.

Mother of Kathleen (George Petersen) and Richard (Christina Kramer).

Grandmother of Paul and Marisa Franz.

Sister-in-law of Rita (late Joseph) Ferguson.

Teacher at St. Alexander and St. Michael Schools.

 

Visitation Tuesday, June 16th from 9:30 a.m. until time of chapel prayers 11 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.

 

Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations to Visitation Catholic School, 900 W. Garfield Blvd., Chicago, IL 60609 or charity of choice.

 

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  • Martin Gallagher (Sunday, June 14 15 10:03 am EDT)

    I am so sorry to hear of her passing! She was always very kind to me and my family.

  • Julie Goetz Willingham (Sunday, June 14 15 05:47 pm EDT)

    Best teacher ever! Loved helping her setup her classroom at St. Mikes. Wonderful friend to my mom. A blessing to us all.

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Shawn T. McHale Sr., Age 53 of Orland Park.

 

Dedicated fireman for over 30 years.  Lieutenant Palos Park Fire Department and part-time Captain Evergreen Park Fire Department on leave.

 

Loving dad of Shawn Jr., Hanna and Lyndsey.

Dear brother of Jim, Pat and the late Eddie McHale.

Dear son of the late Grace and Edward McHale.

Uncle of Angela (Chris) Tagler, Jaclyn, Patrick, Tricia (John) Zbonski, Lisa (Nick) Pycz, Brett and Kyle Hanna

and the late Veronica.

Godfather to Rachel.

Former husband of Tracy.

Dearly loved by family and friends.

 

Member of the Sportsman Club, Alsip.

 

Visitation Sunday, June 14th from 2 until 9 p.m.

 

Chapel prayers Monday, June 15th, 8:45 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mass 10 a.m.

 

Interment Good Shepherd Cemetery.

 

Please omit flowers.

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  • Laurie Martin (Saturday, June 13 15 03:00 pm EDT)

    Dear Pat,
    I was absolutely shocked to hear of Shawn's passing.
    My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

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Mary Anne Sullivan (nee Piper), age 77, passed away peacefully at home after her courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her 5 children.

 

Beloved wife of the late John R. Sullivan.

Loving mother of Sherry (Dan) McGrath, Kathy (John) Daw, John (Christel) Sullivan, Eileen (Steve) Taeyaerts & Karen (Joseph) Hoff.

Proud grandmother of David, Bobby (Jodi), Michael (Shea), Rachel (Carlos), Steven, Nick, Lauren, Tim, Kevin, Matt, Mia & Ryan.

Cherished great grandmother of 4.

Devoted daughter of the late: John & Lucille (nee Kestell) Piper.

Dear sister of Donald (Beatrice), John (Alice) & the late Billy Piper.

Kind aunt of many.

 

Visitation Thursday, June 11th from 3 until 8 p.m.

 

Chapel prayers Friday, June 12th, 9:30 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Alexander Church, Mass 10:00 a.m.

 

Interment private.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Palos Community Hospital Hospice, 15295 E. 127th Street, Lemont, IL 60439 and/or National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502 would be appreciated.

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  • Sage Private Wealth Group (Wednesday, June 10 15 10:12 am EDT)

    We will greatly miss our conversations with Mary Anne; her sharp mind and quick wit brought light to our day. We are grateful she was able to find some peace on earth for surely she will be busy in Heaven.

    Mike, Susan, Ann and John

  • Sharon Tollner (Wednesday, June 10 15 02:30 pm EDT)

    With deepest sympathy to the family. My prayers are with the family.

  • Paul Zohlen (Friday, June 12 15 02:46 pm EDT)

    Mary Ann, we will miss you.
    I especially enjoyed our conversations during the last few months. No, I didn't talk too long.
    To the Piper and Sullivan families, I share your pain at Mary Ann's passing. Knowing that we will be together again helps a lot.

    Our gift to Mary Ann can be to stay in touch with each other.

    Love,

    Paul

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Richard Edward Howe, member of the IBEW Local 134 for 53 years.

 

Beloved husband of Sue (nee Herman) Howe.

Loving father of Richard Jr. & Michael Howe.

Proud grandfather of Tanner, Peyton, Rebecca & Benjamin.

Dear brother of Florence (James), late Daniel (Carol), late Rita, John (Kate), William (Sue), late Edward (Wendy), Margaret (Drew), Patrick (Pam), Thomas & Theresa (Patrick).

Fond brother-in-law of Eugene (Geraldine) & Harry (Sharon).

Kind uncle, cousin and friend of many.

 

Family & Friends will gather Saturday, June 20th for a memorial visitation, 1:00 p.m. until time of Mass of Resurrection, 2:00 p.m. at Saint Damian Church, 5300 W. 155th Street, Oak Forest.

 

Interment will be private.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Anatomical Gift Association of Illinois, 1540 S. Ashland Ave., Suite 104, Chicago, IL 60608 would be appreciated.

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Mike O’Brien, Proud owner of O’Brien Plumbing & Sewer Since 1987.

 

Beloved husband of Gay Lynn (nee Johnson) O’Brien.

Loving father of Michael (Rachel) O’Brien.

Devoted son of James & Mary Ellen (nee McGreal) O’Brien.

Dear brother of James O’Brien & Julie (Craig) Smith.

Kind brother-in-law of Nancy (late James) Buhe & Jeffrey, Elmer (Roberta) & Norman (Donnie) Johnson.

Cherished uncle of many nieces & nephews.

 

Visitation Friday, June 12th from 3 until 9 p.m.

 

Chapel prayers Saturday, June 13th, 9:15 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Alexander Church in Palos Heights, Mass 10:00 a.m.

 

Interment private.

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  • Lisa Henning (Tuesday, June 09 15 02:13 pm EDT)

    Gay and Family,
    Our hearts go out to you during this very difficult time. Please know we are thinking of and praying for you.
    Lisa & Mark Henning

  • pmcdermott22@yahoo.com (Thursday, June 11 15 08:51 am EDT)

    Gay and "Little Mike",
    It has been so long that I still think of you guys when you were a young family and Mike, Jr. was just a kid.
    I wish that I could offer my condolences in person, but I am going out of town on Friday.
    I am so very sorry for your incredible loss.
    Mike was a wonderful husband and father.
    Your love for one another was and will remain a beautiful blessing. You both made Mike a very happy man!
    In addition, Mike was always a kind person and willing to help anyone who asked.
    Please know that you are in my prayers, especially for the grace to get through this most difficult time.
    Love,
    Trish (McDermott) Connelly

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Edwina M. "Pee Wee" Higgins (nee Kraetsch)

 

Beloved wife of the late Richard Higgins.

Loving mother of Michael (Glenda) Higgins, Michael (Jeanine) LoPresti, Laura (Pat) Gannon, Kimberly (Mike) Pirrello, Maria (Dennis) Roach & the late Meriellen Keller.

Proud grandmother of 13, great grandmother of 13 & great great grandmother of 1.

Devoted daughter of the late: Edwin & Madeline (nee Carollo) Kraetsch.

Dear sister of the late Florence (Raymond) Ortell.

Cherished aunt, cousin & friend to many generations of family, friends and acquaintances.

 

Visitation Monday, June 8th from 3 until 9 p.m.

 

Chapel service Tuesday, June 9th at 10:00 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Holy Sepulchre Cemetery for committal prayers.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231 and/or the American Cancer Society, 17060 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, IL 60477 would be appreciated.

 

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  • Eddie and Leila Sutherland (Monday, June 08 15 07:49 am EDT)

    Family, we are so sorry for the passing of your mom and grandmother. May God bless each of you and give you strength through this time.

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Flordeliza I. Manalaysay (nee Ignacio)

 

Beloved wife of the late Constancio Manalaysay Jr.

Loving mother of Sweden (Michael) Bechard, France (Tom) Fitzpatrick, Greece (Archieneil) Villaceran & Norway Manalaysay.

Cherished grandmother of Michael, Matthew, Sara, Samantha, Isabella & Rosamund.

Dear sister of Cora Ignacio.

Kind aunt of Myrna, Lydia, Denmark & Aurora.

 

Visitation Sunday, June 7th  from 2 until 8 p.m.

 

Chapel prayers Monday, June 8th, 9:30 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Alexander Church, Mass 10:00 a.m.

 

Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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John Thomas Fotsis

 

Visitation Wednesday, June 3rd from 4 until 9 p.m.

 

Chapel prayers Thursday, June 4th, 10 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Spyridon Hellenic Orthodox Church, 12307 S. Ridgeland Avenue, Palos Heights, Service at 10:30 a.m.

 

Interment Evergreen Cemetery.

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  • Michael S. Naehring (Tuesday, June 02 15 01:19 pm EDT)

    I miss you brother.

  • Mrs. Burnett (Wednesday, June 03 15 10:46 am EDT)

    Maddie, I am SO sorry to hear about your Dad. I lost my Dad three years ago, and while it gets easier with time, I still miss him every day. I'll be sending warm thoughts your way all summer long.

  • Denise Jones (Wednesday, June 03 15 02:10 pm EDT)

    My prayers and thoughts are with the Fotsis family on the sudden loss of John.

  • cathy scott (Wednesday, June 03 15 05:31 pm EDT)

    I am so sorry to hear this John was a great guy. Christopher also sends his condolences he was a good friend

  • Brian Kurnat (Wednesday, June 03 15 06:12 pm EDT)

    R.I.P. JOHN!!! I didn't know you as well as others, but the times i do remember, you were laughing and smiling always. So sorry for your loss Fotsis family and friends.

  • Joe & Heather Galatte (Wednesday, June 03 15 11:42 pm EDT)

    We haven't been in John's life for a long time, but we will always remember him as kind hearted and sure to make you smile! The times that we remember were always filled with laughter and great times!
    We offer our condolences to the Fotsis family.

  • Tina Peterson (Thursday, June 04 15 10:10 pm EDT)

    John will always be forever remembered & forever missed.

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