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Archive: Jun 2019

  1. Elena Lim


    Elena Lim nee Fuellas, age 88, of Woodridge, IL, at rest June 25, 2019. Born April 29, 1931 in the Philippines to Nazario and Eugenia Fuellas. Beloved wife of the late Mariano; loving mother of Joy (Delsol) Dayandante, Marlon (Carmela) Lim, Antonio (Rhea) Lim, Lea Tidma, Marlen (Alden) Dy, Marian (Chris) Carlson, Dennis (Noemi) Lim and the late Mariano; devoted grandmother of Marc, Allyson, Angelo, James, George, Niko and many others. Visitation Saturday June 29, 2019 from 4-7 P.M. at West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services 39 N. Cass Ave., Westmont. Interment private. Info 630-852-8000 or

  2. Cheryl L. Cunningham

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    Cheryl L. Cunningham, age 58, of Westmont, formerly of Plainfield, at rest June 9, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, IL. Born December 5, 1960 in Welch, West Virginia to the late Carl and Opal Paveglio. Beloved wife of Keith; loving mother of Jacob; dearest sister of Michael Paveglio and Judy (Rich) O’Brien; devoted daughter-in-law of William and Joan Cunningham; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.  Visitation Tuesday June 18, 2019 from 4-6 P.M. at Christian Church of Clarendon Hills 5750 Holmes Ave., Clarendon Hills, IL. Interment Private. Arrangements entrusted to West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Westmont. Info 630-852-8000 or

  3. Gilda M. Pancotto

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    Gilda M. Pancotto (nee Cianci), age 85, of Westmont, formerly of Oak Brook and Downers Grove,  at rest June 8, 2019 at her home.  Born September 7, 1933 in Chicago, IL to the late Alphonse and Josephine (nee Luparello) Cianci. Beloved husband of the late Nick; loving mother of Nick (Ann) and Richard “Rick” (Mary); devoted grandmother of Brittany, Katie, Ricky and Ava Maria; dearest sister of Frank (June) Cianci; fond aunt and great aunt. Memorial Mass Saturday June 15, 2019, 10 A.M. at St. Mary of Gostyn Church, Downers Grove, IL.  Arrangements entrusted to West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Westmont. Info 630-852-8000 or

  4. James Gilardi

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    James Gilardi, age 66, at rest June 7, 2019 in LaGrange Park, IL. Born October 4, 1952 to James “Lefty” and Angeline (nee Louise)  Gilardi. Proud father of James Gilardi Jr. and step-father of Anthony Schenkman; devoted grandfather of Anthony James “A.J.” Schenkman; dearest brother of the late Richard, the late Josephine (the late Joe) Garaffa, the late Michael (the late Antoinette) and the late Rosalie (Gil) Ducato; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Shared a child with Rosemary Schenkman. Jim was a talented bassist. He created and played the bass for DaBlues guys and other several bands over his years of loving Blues music.  Visitation Thursday June 13, 2019 from 9-1 P.M. at West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services 39 N. Cass Ave., Westmont. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. Info 630-852-8000 or

  5. Patricia A. Zonsius

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    Patricia A. Zonsius, (nee Dell)  age 81, of Downers Grove, formerly of Chicago, at rest June 4, 2019 at her home. Born August 12, 1937 in Chicago, IL to Louis Sr. and Glendora Dell.  Beloved wife of the late Wayne Sr.; loving mother of Angel Hollingshead, Wayne Zonsius Jr. and Deborah (Jeffrey) Jordan; devoted grandmother of Kaitlyn, Nicholas and Laura; dearest sister of Karen Kumm, Louis Dell Jr. and the late Judyth McClain; fond aunt of nieces and nephews. Interment private. Arrangements entrusted to West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Info 630-852-8000

  6. Dorothy Margaret Kresse

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    Dorothy Margaret (Moss) Kresse, age 93, formerly of Belleville, IL. died on 6/1/2019 at her home in Westmont, IL. 
    She was born on 2/20/1926 in East St. Louis, IL
    She is preceded in death by the loves of her life, her loving husband of 35 years Charles Edward Kresse, devoted partner of 31 years Robert J. Steding and  special friend of 2 years Walter Burdett, and her granddaughter Grace Elizabeth Doyle. 
    She is survived by daughter Carol Ann (Randall) Woods of Hinsdale, IL, and son Richard Edward (Tawnya) Kresse of Manchester, MO, grandchildren Paul K. (Christine) Woods, Carrie C. (Jeff) Doyle, Joshua (Kate) Kresse, Matthew Kresse, Jacob (Jen) Kresse, Anna Kresse, Ezekiel Kresse, Samuel Kresse and 11 great grandchildren. Siblings Gilbert (Joan) Moss, Irma Yates, Robert (Judy) Moss, Thomas Moss, Barbara Ward and Sharon (Bruce) Shamblin.
    Dorothy attended East Side High School in East St. Louis, IL. She worked at the Downers Grove Reporter in Downers Grove, IL and at Beno J Gundlach in Belleville, IL. She enjoyed family, friends, lake activities and travel.