Opal “Penny” Paveglio


Opal “Penny” Paveglio 86, from Downers Grove, IL passed away peacefully on the eve of November 21, 2018 surrounded by her family and close friends.

Penny moved to Downers Grove in 1962 where she later sold Sweet Corn and vegetables on our Family’s Farm stand. She also worked at Walgreens Restaurant before retiring.  She loved to take Fishing Trips with her Family and close friends to Leech Lake, MN.  She loved to cook for her family and friends and made the best Biscuits & Gravy, Mostaccioli and her famous Green Beans. She loved playing cards, reading romance novels, gardening and spending time with her dog Teddy and her 2 Grandsons.

She was born on January 10, 1932 in the small town of Welch, WV to her late parents Artemus and Lona Horn.  She was the wife of the late Carl Ray Paveglio.  Beloved mother of Cheryl (Keith) Cunningham, Michael Paveglio and Judy (Rich) O’Brien, Grandmother of Tyler O’Brien and Jacob Cunningham, Sister of Olen (Virginia) Horn and of the Late Otis (Betty) Horn , Oliver Horn and Aunt of 5.

Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday, December 28th from 5:00-800 p.m. at West Suburban Funeral Home, 39 N Cass Ave., Westmont, IL 60559. Info 630-852-8000 or www.westsuburbanfh.com


  1. Judy

    We Love you Mom! Thank you for all of your love and support and being the there for me always. I miss you everyday and hope you are at peace in Heaven.

  2. Linda K Johansson

    I had the pleasure of knowing Penny for more than two decades. She was a most welcomed visitor in Atlanta, Ga and when she visited, all of Mike’s friends made sure they were there to make her feel at home! I remember her sense of humor and her great cooking! I’m going to miss her very much. I will always appreciate her for raising one of my best friends, Mike, to be one of the kindest, fairest, hardworking, and loyal individuals I have ever met! She was awesome, and loved!

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