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Archive: Jan 2018

  1. Judith Carrier

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    Judith Carrier, age 86, at rest January 22, 2018 at Burgess Square Healthcare in Westmont, Longtime resident of LaGrange and Downers Grove, IL.. Beloved wife of the late Frederick; loving mother of Deborah James, Mark and Brian Carrier, Mary Henderson and Katherine Godwin; devoted grandmother of Amy, Julie, Lisa, Courtney, Kaitlyn, Melissa, Nathaniel, Xavier and Sophia; great grandmother of 1. Interment private. Arrangements entrusted to West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Westmont. Info 630-852-8000 or

  2. Robert G. Lazzeroni

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    Robert G. Lazzeroni, age 91, at rest January 24, 2018. Proud U.S. Army Veteran in WW II. Beloved husband of the late Lillian (nee Sedar); loving father of Denise (Mike) Kavanaugh and the late Robert M; devoted grandfather of Misty (Tom) Cunningham, Kendal and Quinn Kavanaugh and Jerry Lazzeroni; dear great grandfather of Trinity; fond uncle of Linda and Barbara Jean. Family and friends are asked to meet Monday January 29 at 10 A.M. at St. Mary of Gostyn Church, Downers Grove. Visitation Monday at the Church from 9 A.M. till time of Mass. Entombment All Saints Mausoleum, Desplaines. Arrangements entrusted to Anthony P. Cappetta & Son, Directors. Info 630-707-0130 or

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  3. Richard J. Gillespie

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    Richard Joseph Gillespie, suddenly, age 58, of Westmont, at rest January 21, 2018. Born September 9, 1959 in Chicago, IL,  to Edward and Sonia Gillespie. Beloved husband of Terry nee Massey; loving father of Anna and Edward; dearest brother of Mary Wolande, Diane (Don) Poland, Ken (Chris) Gillespie and Tom (Lisa) Gillespie; dear step-brother of many; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.  Visitation Sunday January 28, 2018 from 3-5 P.M. at West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services 39 N. Cass Ave., Westmont. Inurnment Monday January 29 at 2 P.M. at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. Info 630-852-8000 or

  4. Sandra Jean Smith

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    Sandra Jean Smith born May 20, 1944
    passed away on December 14, 2017.
    Celebration of OurLoved One Sandra had a
    successful life that included her love for her
    community, her devotion to athletics, and her
    commitment to her friends and family. Sandra
    graduated Indiana University in Bloomington,
    IN and followed with her MBA from Kellogg
    Graduate School. Sandra committed her time
    to the community with a 37 year association
    with the Village of Westmont and
    surrounding communities Park District.
    Sandra was a Park Commissioner for
    Westmont Park District who was always
    advocating the need for recreational
    activities for all, but especially for girls.
    Sandra loved traveling to just about any
    place in the world. But two of her favorites
    places were Hong Kong and London. This
    spirited her enthusiasm for everything British.
    Sandra participated in a few car clubs in the
    Chicago area. She seemed to never miss a car
    show from May to September. Her original
    foray into this “man’s arena” was to express
    her forever love of the Ford Mustang. After
    having her British interest piqued, Sandra
    ventured into the world of Jaguar.
    Sandra had numerous dogs in her
    household, the majority of them being
    german shepherds. However, her last beloved
    dog, Blu, was a golden retriever. This love of
    the breed catapulted Sandra into the group
    “As Good As Gold” where she assisted with
    the adoption process.
    A Celebration of Life memorial will be held
    on Saturday,February 3rd from 1:00 to 3:00
    pm at the Westmont Park District’s Ronald J.
    Gunter Administrative Center located at 55 E.
    Richmond St.. Westmont. IL.
    In lieu of flowers, donations are being
    requested to the Westmont Park District in
    honor of Sandra Smith. Donations may be
    sent to the Westmont Park District, 55 E.
    Richmond St., Westmont, IL 60559 C/O
    Robert Fleck, Executive Director.
    For those thatknew the Joy of having
    Sandra in their life,she will forever be missed. Arrangements entrusted to West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Info 630-852-8000 or

  5. John C. Garcia

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    John C. Garcia, age 71, of Naperville, IL., at rest January 17, 2018. Proudly served his country as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam era. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Leeland) loving father of Angela (Todd) Mistina, John Garcia Jr. and Jennifer Garcia; dear step-father of Loretta (John) Wawrzyniak; devoted grandfather of Zack Garcia, Briana and Tyler Mistina, Emily and Hailey Wawrzyniak; dearest brother of Gilbert, Paul, Sylvia, Marlene, Rose and several late brothers and sisters. Inurnment Thursday January 25, 2018 at 11 A.M. at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. Arrangements entrusted to West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Westmont, IL. Info 630-852-8000 or

  6. Robert C. “Bob” Barber

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    Robert C. “Bob” Barber, age 95, at rest January 7, 2018 at Tabor Hills Healthcare in Naperville, IL. Born December 28, 1922 in Chicago, IL to John and Sarah Barber. Preceded in death by his brothers John (Florie) Barber and William (Micky) Barber and his sisters Bella (Russ) Glines and Mabel (Art) Herzog. He was the feisty uncle of many  and a good friend and former husband to Lois Barber. Bob served proudly in the United States Coast Guard during World War II and often spoke of his experiences. Visitation Tuesday January 9 from 11 A.M – Noon at West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services 39. Cass Ave., Westmont. Funeral Services to follow at Noon. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Honor Flight Program Chicago, 938 W. Montana St., Chicago, IL. 60614-2409. Info 630-852-8000 or