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Bernice M. Murawski (nee Barnas), age 96 of Cicero. Beloved wife of the late Felix, loving mother of Philip (Carole) and George (Susan), cherished grandmother of Marc and Ross, dear sister of the late Frank and the late Stella, fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Bernice enjoyed reading and volunteer participation in school, library and church related activities, plus friends of hospice of West Towns Visiting Nurses, earning lifetime membership in the program during its existence. Funeral Saturday, May 23, 8:45am from Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, 2447 S. DesPlaines Avenue, North Riverside to St. Frances of Rome Church, Mass 9:30am. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation Friday, 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.KuratkoNosek.com
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Dear Murawski Family, How fortunate I was to have worked with your kind, caring and intelligent mother, Bernice, at United Charities of Chicago between 1978 and 1982. She was legendary around the agency for her passion to detail and was always willing to assist with proofreading of the newsletters and annual reports I created in my position each day. Her love for her family had no boundaries, and I will never forget her devotion to your grandmother and father during their extended illnesses. May happy memories of he long life comfort you at this sad time.
Darcy Gans Jun 1 2015 4:07 PM
Phil & George and the entire Murawski family, I am very sorry to hear about your mom. I had a wonderful time as President of the West Town Hospice volunteers for five of the eight years with Bernice always there to give me guidance and courage as we all planned out fund raisers to always help those that needed theFriendshelp . Your mom was very kind, and always willing to lend a hand. With her help, she was part of history, as the Friends won lobbying efforts for a free-standing hospice home in the late 80s that Gov.Jim Edgar signed into law. Any hospice facilities that are stand-alone today, are results of your mom and all the great volunteers that supported our lobbying efforts. Take care and God bless you all as he Blessed Bernice with 96 years. Sincerely, Mark A. Rizzo
Mark Rizzo May 23 2015 1:15 AM
Phil and Family, Please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of your wonderful mother, Bernice. I will always cherish the wonderful times on the phone that we had sharing stories about our families. She was a beautiful lady! I am sure that Bernice is having a wonderful time with our God and her Felix and family in heaven. God Bless! Florence Motyka
Florence Motyka May 21 2015 11:37 PM
Phil and George and Family, We are sorry to read of Bernices passing. She was a very special lady and one whom I will always remember for her kindness and sweet disposition. Please accept our sympathies ! We will be out of town this weekend in Cleveland, Ohio (Playing at a polka convention), but trust that you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Bernice and Felix are reunited and enjoying heaven today and in eternity. Love, Dennis and Janice
Dennis and Janice Motyka May 21 2015 2:17 PM