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Jacqueline N. Magafas (nee Harasek)

Age 75 of Orland Park, IL.  Beloved wife of Alec Magafas. Loving mother of Diania (Dave) Kufta, Alec (Mary) Magafas & Denette (Scott) Pearson. Cherished grandmother of 9 & great grandmother of 1. Preceded in death by her great granddaughter Addilynn Grace Binns.   She was very active in her church, St. Francis of Assisi as a Religious Education Teacher, Eucharistic Minister & Lector. She loved her many years as a Real Estate Agent. One of her favorite parts of her job was helping people choose their first home. She loved spending time with family, hosting all the family events and was the glue that held everything together.   Visitation Thursday, February 14th from 3 until 9 p.m.   Chapel prayers Friday, February 15th, 9:00 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Francis of Assisi Church, Orland Park, Mass 10:00 a.m.   Interment Good Shepherd Cemetery in Orland Park.

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  • Cathy Hobgood (Tuesday, February 12 19 07:39 pm EST)

    Our love and hearts go out to you.

  • Sue Meadows (Wednesday, February 13 19 03:41 am EST)

    You were small but mighty, Aunt Jackie. You seemed to be everywhere helping everyone. I was always in awe. You were always there for my dad and he loved you so and now you are together. You will be missed and loved always. ~Sue M

  • Charlotte Memering-Dahl (Wednesday, February 13 19 06:16 am EST)

    Your Mom was truly one of a kind. She treated everyone as family, and would do anything for you.. Treasure all the memories.
    Rick & Charlotte D

  • Donald Tully (Wednesday, February 13 19 12:30 pm EST)

    Iam sorry for ur lost of ur dear Mom. i remembered ur Mom for allthe wonderful things she did for my Mom and us.i remember the time when we where smalland ur Mom live off 79th street in a Apt
    Between kedize and western ave
    My mom brought over there amd she watch us for the night .I will miss her my self , She would always give me good advixce when i call her at her home.she was very good to my son when he was in trouble.She was like a second Mom to me well she be up in heaven withGod God bless her and family forever love u jackie, thanks for everything I wll miss u very dearly

  • M.R. (Wednesday, February 13 19 09:12 pm EST)

    From the stories I’ve been told and the few encounters that I’ve had with this lady, I am certain that I would have liked to have her in my corner. She always had her families back. I’m sure that your hearts are broken and if I could I would give each and every one of you a big hug. Please know I am so sorry for this loss.

  • Deborah Bellamy-Jawor (Wednesday, February 13 19 11:17 pm EST)

    So sad to hear of Jackie's passing. Deepest Sympathies to the entire Magafas Family. Thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Jackie was one of the nicest ladies I have ever met and I am sure she will be sorely missed by all who knew her. May she rest in peace.

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Fred Schafer

Former Principal of Kirby School District 140 from ’67 – ’99.  Beloved husband of Kathleen (nee Clancy). Loving father of Colleen (Mark) Chorazyczewski & Fred (Kathleen) Schafer. Cherished grandfather of Anna, Erin, Mary, Theresa & Charlie. Devoted son of Marie Shilt (nee Kilbride) and the late; Fred Schafer & Charles Shilt.   Visitation Friday, February 15th from 3 until 8 p.m.   Chapel prayers Saturday, February 16th, 9:30 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Stephen, Deacon & Martyr Catholic Church, Tinley Park, Mass 10:30 a.m.  Interment Saint Mary Cemetery in Evergreen Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, 8430 West Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631 or at www.alz.org would be appreciated.

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  • Susan Visnyak (Wednesday, February 13 19 07:49 pm EST)

    Fred has always been one of my favorite family members because he was so much fun and so caring. We will miss him and send our love and sympathy to all of you.

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Wade L. Watson  

Worked for ComEd – Exelon for over 30 years, member of the tennis club at Tuley Park, Evergreen Bath & Tennis and many other tennis facilities.   Beloved husband of Rose (nee Taylor). Loving father of Terri Watson. Devoted brother of Wayne (Cheri) Watson & Irena Young. Fond Brother-in-law of Charles (Shanti) Taylor, Cordell Taylor & Cathy Dorsey. Kind uncle, great uncle and great - great uncle of many.   Memorial visitation Friday, February 22nd from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. with a service from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, 7020 West 127th Street, Palos Heights.   Interment will be private.

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  • Katie Masterson (Wednesday, February 13 19 09:44 pm EST)

    Rip Wade, you were a good friend, you will be missed by your Papa Joe's Family!

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Maria C. Chiaro (nee Mundo)

age 84.  Late of Lemont, formerly of Calumet City.  Born in Calabria, Italy on December 4, 1934.  Passed away February 10, 2019.  Beloved wife of the late Carmelo for 65 years whom preceded her in death on June 26, 2018.  Loving mother of Leonard (Kathleen) Chiaro and Grace (Christopher) Bolch.  Cherished Nonna of Anthony Chiaro and Christopher Carmelo Bolch.  Devoted daughter of the late Frank and the late Caterina (nee Napoli) Mundo.  Also survived by other relatives and friends.  Maria enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, and spending time with her family, especially her grandsons.  Visitation Friday, February 15, 2019 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Chapel prayers Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center 7020 W. 127th St. Palos Heights proceeding to Our Lady of the Woods Church.  Mass 10:00 a.m. Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

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John L. Gniadek

Loving son of James (Bonnie) Gniadek & the late Victoria Bortolotti (nee Kasprzak). Cherished brother of Jim & Kevin (Espi) Gniadek. Adoring uncle of Gavin, Shauna & Brienne. Fond nephew & cousin of many. Wonderful friend to all, especially his lifelong childhood friends.   Visitation Tuesday, February 12th from 3 until 9 p.m. with a chapel service at 7 p.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.   Funeral Services & Interment will be private.

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  • Angela Cruz and Antonia Petru (Sunday, February 10 19 01:08 pm EST)

    May you rest in peace now and be at ease. No more issues and no more tears. You will be missed by many. Keeping your family in our prayers.

  • Madlyn Foster (Tuesday, February 12 19 11:57 am EST)

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to all his family

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Martin A. Young

Family and friends will gather for a Memorial Mass Saturday, February 9th, 12:00 p.m. at Saint Alexander Church, 7025 West 126th Street, Palos Heights.   Interment will be private.

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Raymond J. Sieffert

age 73.  Beloved husband of Ursula (nee Tyrpin).  Loving father of Margaret (Erwin) Veranga and Nicole (Eric) Fink.  Proud Papa of Joshua, Sophia and Noah Veranga.  Born in Chicago on May 19, 1945 to the late Raymond J. and the late Adeline (nee Sloan) Sieffert.  Fond brother of the late Charlotte (late Phillip) Allen and the late Virginia (John) Kerr. Dear brother in law, uncle, cousin and friend to many. Truck driver for 30 years for CTDU and Local 705.  After a 20 year battle with Parkinson’s Disease, he passed away at home on February 6, 2019 in Palos Heights, leaving his grieving daughters, family and his caring wife of 46 years.  Special thanks to the caregivers that helped Ursula care for Raymond in the last four years. Visitation Friday Feb. 8, 2019 from 3 until 9 p.m. Funeral Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at 10:15 a.m. from the Kerry Funeral Home 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights, to Incarnation Church for an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Michael J. Fox Foundation or the American Parkinson Disease Association.

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  • Mary ann Sloan and Family (Thursday, February 07 19 06:00 pm EST)

    May Ray Rest in Peace after his long battle with Parkinson's! XOXOXOXO

  • Mike &Sandy Hefka (Thursday, February 07 19 08:44 pm EST)

    Rest In Peace Ray you will missed

  • Sheri & Dan Macewko (Thursday, February 07 19 11:00 pm EST)

    So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the whole family.

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Glen M. Thomas, Former Owner of Thomas Appliance and Furniture in Chicago Ridge.

Dear Father of Michael (Jennifer) Thomas. Grandfather of Andrew, William, Jason & Stephanie Thomas. Dear Son of Violet and the Late Robert H. Thomas. Brother of Robert (Jeanine) Thomas, Gayle (Danny) Herron & James (Sandra) Thomas. Survived by many Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Dear friend of many. Visitation Friday, February 8th from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Chapel Service Saturday, February 9th, 10:00 a.m. at  the Kerry Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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  • Sue Laskowski (Thursday, February 07 19 08:57 pm EST)

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family. So sorry for your loss. We all have many great memories.

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Marylou Alsip (nee Quade)

Beloved Wife of Charles K. Alsip. Fond Mother of Dawn ( William )Hurley, Kim ( Scott ) Sheehan, Tod ( Barbara ) Alsip and the late Guy C. Alsip. Grandmother of Billy Hurley, Kristin & Kendra Sheehan, and Charles ( Kirsten ), Connor & David Alsip. Sister of the Late Henry ( Rachel ) Quade. Aunt of Stacey ( Paul ) Smaron. Visitation Thursday, February 7th from 10 am until time of Service 12:30 pm at the Kerry Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center 7020 W. 127th Street Palos Heights. Interment Cedar Park Cemetery.

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  • Todd & Jill Thielmann (Wednesday, February 06 19 07:18 am EST)

    Sorry for your loss.

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Margaret A. McCarthy (nee Roche)

Age 95 Resident of Chicago.   Survived by her loving children Jack ( Diane ) McCarthy, Pat ( Phil ) Hilger, Robert McCarthy, Margaret ( Tony ) Torres, Tom ( Chris ) McCarthy and Theresa Vitello. 12 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren and Her Sister Gladys ( the late Will ) Swaillasch. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.   Preceded in death by her husband Robert J. McCarthy, her parents Joseph Henry and Della ( nee Reynolds ) Roche, Son Dennis McCarthy, brother David ( the late Catherine ) Roche and sister Kathleen ( the Late Leonard ) Goddard.   Visitation Monday, February 4th from 2 pm until 8pm. Chapel prayers Tuesday, February 5th, 9:30 a.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to St. Symphrosa Church 5986 W. 62nd Street, Chicago, Mass 10:30 a.m.   Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  Longtime parishioner of St. Symphrosa Parish, Member of the St. Symphrosa Super Club and St. Symphrosa Alter and Rosary Society.

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  • Matt & Karen Heflin (Wednesday, January 30 19 08:05 pm EST)

    Bob & family, Our deepest sympathies for your loss. May your memories bring you comfort and peace.

  • Pam Ward (Friday, February 01 19 06:10 am EST)

    Bob and family,
    I'm so very sorry for the loss of your mom. I wish I'd had the opportunity to meet her, after all of Robin's glowing comments and from your stories. She sounds like one in a million.

  • Leslie Davey (Saturday, February 02 19 11:28 am EST)

    Bob,
    You were such a loving son...and from what I heard, all her children were always there for for. Sorry for your loss, but so happy that had so many moments together.

  • Dan & Paula Everett (Monday, February 04 19 07:57 am EST)

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire McCarthy Family. Marge was the Matriarch of an Awesome family. She will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her...

  • Holly (Monday, February 04 19 01:30 pm EST)

    So sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

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