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  1. Hunter Fornicola


    Hunter M. Fornicola, age 26 of Palos Hills, IL, passed away suddenly on February 22, 2018. Hunter was the loving son of Robert Fornicola and Tina Benakovich (nee Fetcie) and beloved stepson of Carol Fornicola (nee Pauly); loving brother of Jay and Garrett Fornicola; cherished nephew of Charles and Andrea Fornicola; fond grandson of Charles “Skip” Fornicola, Jay Ross and Michael and Patricia Lappin. Hunter is also survived by many caring cousins and extended family and friends. Visitation Tuesday February 27, 2018 from 3-8 P.M. at West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services 39 N. Cass Ave., Westmont. Funeral Wednesday 9:15 A.M. at the funeral home followed by 10 A.M. Funeral Mass at St. Scholastica Church 7800 Janes Ave., Woodridge.  Interment private. In lieu of flowers donations appreciated, in Hunter’s name, to National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI). Info 630-852-8000 or

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    Lisle Cemetery

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    About the Lisle Cemetery
    The Lisle Cemetery, located just a few miles west of West Suburban Funeral Home and Cremation Services, is one of the oldest registered cemeteries in DuPage County and one of the oldest cemeteries in the State of Illinois. Five of the first eleven settlers to stake property claims in the area during the 1830’s are buried in this quaint, rustic cemetery. They include:

    • Luther Hatch, settled 1832
    • James Crombie Hatch, settled 1832
    • A. B. Chatfield, settled 1834
    • John Graves, settled 1835
    • George Willard, settled 1835

    The cemetery was established in 1832 when James C. Hatch donated a portion of his land so fellow settlers could bury their loved ones. James and his brother Luther traveled to Lisle from New England and were the first settlers in the area. Their ancestors are believed to have been in the second company of Pilgrims that arrived in America in 1626. Mr. Hatch cared for the cemetery until June 4, 1883, when the Lisle Cemetery Association was formally incorporated under Illinois state law to collect fees that would be used to manage, maintain and improve the site.

    Lisle resident Bill McKibben was the volunteer care taker of the cemetery from 1957 until 1987. The Village of Lisle acquired ownership of the property in 1987 when Mr. McKibben could no longer maintain the cemetery. Since accepting ownership, the Village of Lisle has been committed to the restoration and preservation of the two-acres to ensure that its historical significance to the community endures.

    Visiting Hours
    The Lisle Cemetery is open every day of the year during the following hours:
    May 1st through August 31st – 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
    September 1st through April 30th – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

    Village of Lisle Public Works Operations
    4905 Yackley Avenue
    Lisle, Illinois 60532
    Phone: 630-271-4180
    Fax: 630-271-4195

    This information was sourced from the’s document center and can be found at the following link.

    For information regarding planning funeral services near Lisle Illinois, visit WESTSUBURBANFH.COM.

  3. Viola R. Pignato

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    Viola R. Pignato nee Zucco, age 90, at rest February 15, 2018 at Rush Oak Park Hospital. Born August 13, 1927 in Chicago, IL to the late Mario and Christine (nee Caliendo) Zucco. Beloved wife of the late Salvatore; loving mother of Kristine Pignato, Marie (Daniel) Finn and Gina Pignato; devoted grandmother of Savario (April) Roppo, Tiffany and Amanda Castro, Tara and Erin Finn; dearest great grandmother of Emily, Sophia, Isabella, Vincent, Cody, Lillian and Violet; dear sister of Joseph (Louise) and the late Arthur (Francis) Zucco; fond aunt of nieces and nephews. Visitation Wednesday February 21, 2018 from 10 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. at West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services 39 N. Cass Ave., Westmont, followed by Funeral Services at 11:30 A.M. at the funeral home.  Interment private. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association Greater Illinois Chapter 8430 W. Bryn Mawr Suite 800 Chicago, IL 60631. Info 630-852-8000 or

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    Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery in Oak Brook

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    Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery at 17W201 ROOSEVELT ROAD, OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL 60181, is located just a few miles south east from West Suburban Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Chapel hill Gardens West Cemetery was first established in the 1920s, is pleasantly stretched over 95 acres. The landscape including rolling hills, beautiful trees and plants at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery provides a lovely and reverent site to honor the memory of your loved one. In addition, the location features the Hippach Memorial Chapel, built by Louis Hippach in 1926. The inspiring and historic Hippach Memorial Chapel was built from Massachusetts granite and White Colorado Yule Marble. The chapel is decorated with statues designed by sculptor Richard Bock, who is recognized for works commissioned by architects Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright. The chapel is also decorated with beautiful stained-glass windows, carved oak corbels and sculptured bronze urn.

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  5. Carol Murray

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    Carol Murray (nee Houha), age 84, at rest January 29, 2018 at her home in Westchester, IL.  Born February 21, 1933 in Chicago, IL to the late Leonard and Jean Houha. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert and her dear daughter Jeanne; survived by her beloved sister Jeanne Berg; daughters  Caryn “Cookie” Murray, Eileen (Michael) Yelovich and Tammy Hascek and one son,  Robert Murray; devoted grandchildren Amanda and Buddy Haas, Richard Bemi, Michael and Daniel Yelovich, and Jessica, Kevin and Kristen Murray; and great grandchildren Maddelynn and Nikolai Bennett. Funeral Mass Saturday February 17, 2018 at 10 A.M. at Divine Infant Church 1601 Newcastle Ave., Westchester. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Westmont. Please omit flowers. Info 630-852-8000 or

  6. Charles P. “Charlie” Pavesich

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    Charles P. “Charlie” Pavesich, age 89, at rest February 4, 2018 at his home in Darien, IL. Born May 2, 1928 in Chicago, IL. Proud United States Marine Corps Veteran serving his country in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He participated in the occupation of China in 1946-47. Beloved husband of Gloria (nee Storino); loving father of Charles “Chuck” (Ingrid); devoted grandfather of Mario Vincent, Charles III, Rebecca and the late Francesco; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Stanley and Charlotte and one brother Martin. Mr. Pavesich was employed with the Chicago Motor Club for over 30 years,as a mechanic and the State of Illinois as a maintenance supervisor.  Funeral Friday 9:30 A.M. from West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services 39 N. Cass Ave., Westmont to Holy Trinity Church 111 S. Cass Ave., Westmont for a 10 A.M. Funeral Mass. Interment St. Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park, IL. Visitation Thursday 3-9 P.M. Info 630-852-8000 or

  7. Sandra Lee Hermanowicz


    Sandra Lee Hermanowicz (nee Dixon), age 72, longtime resident of Hodgkins, IL, at rest February 4, 2018. Born May 8, 1945 in Chicago, IL to the late Merle (Gladys) Dixon and Helen (Len) DiForte. Beloved mother of Ronald (Robin) and the late Jeffery (Sharon); devoted grandmother of Ronald, Anthony, Alex, Lauren, Jeffery, Paige, Bradley and Brian; dearest great grandmother of Samantha, Theodore and Aubrie; dear sister of Dwight, David, Butch, Dwayne, Debbie, Toni, Tina, Jacko, Twyla and the late Joey; fond aunt and cousin to many. Sandra was employed with the Illinois State Tollway for many years. Memorial Visitation Sunday February 11, 2018 from 3-6 P.M. at West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services 39 N. Cass Ave., Westmont. Memorial Services 6 P.M. Info 630-852-8000 or

  8. Marie Pudlo

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    Marie Elizabeth Pudlo (nee McGrath), age 81, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 2, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky.  She was born in Coleraine, Northern Ireland and raised in Aghadowey, County Derry, Ireland with her brother and three sisters.  Marie immigrated to the United States at the age of 19, became a naturalized citizen, and met her future husband, Joseph, in Chicago.  During her 57-year marriage, Marie was a loving Mother to four sons and the Grandmother of nine.  In her lifetime, she brought love, joy and happiness to all who knew and loved her.  Marie is survived by her husband, sons, sisters, and a large extended family in Ireland and the United States. She will forever be our Wild Irish Rose.
    Memorial Visitation Friday, February 16 from 4 to 8pm at West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 39 N. Cass Ave, Westmont.
    Memorial Mass 9:30 am, Saturday, February 17 at Holy Trinity Church, 111 S. Cass Ave, Westmont. Interment private
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Jude Children’s Hospital. Info 630-852-8000 or
  9. Joseph F. Bukovsky

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    Joseph F. Bukovsky, age 78, at rest January 27, 2018 at home in Downers Grove, IL. Beloved husband of the late Kathleen (nee Fox); loving father of Michael (Debora), Mark (Rae Joyce) and Jeffrey (Kimberly); devoted grandfather of Cody, Tara, Tyler, Amy, Luke, Katie and Jamie, great grandfather of Caiden; dearest relative of Ken & Sue, Keith and MaryAnn, Jodi, Caroline, Greg, Matthew, Melissa and Sarah; fond cousin and friend to many. Funeral Mass was held Wednesday January 31, 2018 at St. Mary of Gostyn Church followed by interment at St. John Nepomucene Cemetery in Barrington Hills Arrangements entrusted to West Suburban Funeral Home,Westmont, Anthony P. Cappetta Director. Info 630-852-8000 or In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Montini Catholic High School 19W070 16th St., Lombard IL 60148