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Archive: May 2018

  1. Joseph Pudlo

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    Joseph Pudlo, age 86, passed away peacefully on May 12, 2018, in Louisville, KY, joining his wife Marie in Heaven. He is preceded in death by his parents Mary and Jozef Pudlo, sisters Genevieve Losik and Helen Kleban; survived by his sons Joseph (Gabrielle), Robert (Barbara), Michael and Stephen (Lisa); nine grandchildren; JP, Giuliana, Chrisrian, Tom, Charlie, Lilah,  Arabella,  Henry and Lark. Joe was born March 11, 1932 and lived most of his life in Chicago. He was a Korean War Veteran and later embarked on a career in court reporting, owning and operating a successful agency until his retirement in 1997. Joe’s “job” thereafter entailed spending as much time as possible with his grandchildren, remaining young in spirit by entertaining them with games, stories and endless treats. Married for 57 years, Joe was a loving, supportive selfless provider for his family. Among the things Joe loved most was traveling. This included numerous extended jaunts to Ireland and Poland with his wife and sons and eventually his grandchildren. Joe valued the importance of his family’s culture, especially during the holidays. These events were filled with raucous conversations, singing, laughter and quite often a few tears. Nonetheless,  they were still memorable. A serial storyteller, Joe’s eyes would sparkle as he regaled his audience with extraordinary tales of life’s adventures. Those who knew him can attest to his warm, unconventional charm, generosity and compassion. A lucky few may have even walked away with one of his signature $20 handshakes – or a pineapple. An end of an era, Joe’s spirit will undoubtedly carry on through the retelling of countless “Joe Pudlo” stories by all whose lives he touched. Visitation Friday June 15, 2018 from 4-8 P.M. at West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services 39 N. Cass Ave., Westmont. Funeral Mass Saturday June 16 at 9:30 A.M. at Holy Trinity Church 111 S. Cass Ave., Westmont. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Info 630-852-8000 or

  2. James MacDonald

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    James G. MacDonald, age 94, of Woodridge IL, at rest May 26, 2018 at Cedarhurst Assisted Living and Memory Care. Proud veteran of World War II, United States Navy .  Born January 19, 1924 in Grand Forks, ND to Gordon and Alma MacDonald. Loving father of Dale MacDonald and Barbara (Andrew) Zomick. Interment private

  3. Camille Ossey

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    Camille R. Ossey, (nee Villano),  age 80, of West Chicago, formerly of Woodridge, IL, at rest May 27, 2018. Born November 18, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY to Phillip and Gertrude Villano. Beloved wife of the late George; loving mother of Rosanne (Bob) Pulia, Gina Marino, Georgianna (Mark) Jablonski, Deneen (Tom) Heneghan and George (Jeannine) Ossey; devoted grandmother of many; aunt of nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass Thursday May 31, 2018 at 11:30 A.M. at St. Joan of Arc Church, Lisle, Visitation from 10:30 to time of Mass. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Inmlieu of flowers memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 213 W. Institute Pl., Suite 302, Chicago, IL. 60610. Info 630-852-8000 or

  4. Jo Ann Mossell

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    Jo Ann Mossell, age 68, of Petersburg IL, formerly of Westmont IL, at rest May 10, 2018 at Elmhurst Hospital. Born November 1, 1949 in Chicago, IL to Erwin and Shirley Schuster. Beloved wife of the late Hugh; loving mother of Kelly Ann (Richard) Schnell and Ryan Davie; devoted nana JoJo of Max Ryan and Ryder Charles; dear sister of Steven Schuster and the late Mary Lou (Cory) Schultz; fond aunt of several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services Saturday May 12 at 1 P.M. at West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services 39 N. Cass Ave., Westmont. Visitation Saturday at the funeral home from 10 A.M. till time of services. Interment private. Info 630-852-8000 or

  5. Edward P. Full

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    Edward P. Full Jr., 75, native of Woodridge, passed away peacefully on May 9th, 2018, surrounded by his family and friends. Ed is survived by the love of his life Judy A. Full (nee Glines) of 54 wonderful, loving years, dear son of the late Edward P. Sr. and Catherine Full, cherished father of his four daughters: Deborah Quig, Michelle (John) Smykowski, Jacquelyn Rybowiak, Kristen (Dan) Marino, loving Papa of Andrew, Ryan, Vincent, Thomas, Eddie, Julia, Kara, Nicholas, Sarah and Danny, beloved brother of the late Paul (Catherine) and Robert (Desiree), fond uncle and cousin of many. Ed was blessed with many wonderful close friends. An active member of many organizations including Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, Knights of Columbus, the Silver Spokes, Small Christian Community, Daybreak of St. Scholastica, the Twilight Hackers, and the Over the Hill Gang. His dedication to these organizations is without measure. He was named Knight of the Year and Family of the Year for the State of Illinois on April 28th 2018. Retired for 20 years from Lucent Technology (formerly AT&T/Illinois Bell).
    Ed grew up in Chicago, and attended St. Ethelreda, Quigley Seminary and Mendel Catholic High School. Ed was a member of the U.S.A.F. Passionate about his family and friends, Ed enthusiastically lived life to the fullest. He lived a life of love, commitment and unwavering character. Ed was a kind and selfless man. Visitation will be held at St. Scholastic Parish, 7800 Janes Avenue, Woodridge, IL on Sunday, May 13th from 4-8 PM and on Monday, May 14th from 9:30-10:30 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Scholastica on Monday at 10:30 AM. Interment to follow at 1:30PM at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Daybreak of St. Scholastica, 7800 Janes Avenue, Woodridge, IL 60517 or via and under the “Fund” dropdown box, select DayBreak Program. Arrangements entrusted to West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Westmont Info 630-852-8000 or

  6. Diane Matarrese


    Diane Matarrese, 70, life long Chicago Cubs fan of Elmwood Park. Peacefully passed away on Sunday April 29, 2018 with friends and family by her side. Diane was the beloved daughter of Joe and Lorraine (nee Stupner). Loving sister to the late Joey, Linda Matarrese-Momii and Sherry. Found aunt of Camelia, Loren, R.J. , Deanna, Shirley and Ashley. Cherished great aunt to Junior, Arianna, Robert, Taylor, Trent, Johnny, Brooke, Brody and Chase. Memorial services will be held at the West Suburban Funeral Home, 39 N Cass Ave. Westmont, 60559 on Thursday May 10 from 5pm to 8pm. Inurnment Maui, Hawaii. For further information please call the West Suburban Funeral Home
    at 630-852-8000.

  7. Gustave F. French

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    Gustave Ferdinand French, age 82, of Downers Grove, Il,  at rest May 3, 2018 at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Hts., IL. Born April 8, 1936 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti to Gustave Sr. and Antonia. Beloved father of Monique Gamboa, Sabine (Matthew) French-Rolnick, Lilian Reis, Elisa Rosa and Geane Rosa; loving grandfather of Alejandro, Gabriela, Angelina, Brenda, Madison, Arriane, Analise, Breanna, Giovanni and Jacob; dear great grandfather of Leila; fond brother of Gary French. Memorial services to be held in New Jersey at a later date. Info 630-852-8000 or