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Theresa Rizzo

Theresa “Terry” M. Rizzo, 88, nee Vaicunas, retired Registered Nurse of 40 plus years, beloved wife of the late Antony M. Rizzo, cherished daughter of the late Joseph and late Mary Vaicunas, loving mother of Judith (Dwight) O’Brien, Mark (Catherine), Marita (Scott) Pope and Carlo (Cindy Hurckes). Devoted grandmother of Christopher (fiancé Lauren Grabstanowicz), Kevin, Kirsten, Genevieve, Natalie and Nicole. Fond sister of the late Joseph (late Helen) Vaicunas and late Helen (late Albert) Statkus. Dear sister-in-law of late Mary (late Ernest) Favaro and Donald, Sr. (late Ida) Lippo. Dearest Godmother, aunt, cousin and friend of many.

Visitation Monday, October 12, 2015, 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at KURATKO-NOSEK FUNERAL HOME, (Mark A. Rizzo, Director), 2447 South DesPlaines Avenue, North Riverside. Funeral Tuesday, October 13, starting with prayers from the funeral home at 9:30 a.m., going in procession to St. Anthony of Padua Church, Cicero, for 10:30 a.m. Mass. Entombment Christ the King Mausoleum, Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL.

Terry was past President of the Catholic Daughters and a Choir member of St. Anthony Church. She worked for over 20 years as the Town of Cicero’s Parochial School nurse, as well as a Precinct Captain. She also enjoyed her family, playing canasta with her fellow nurses, going to the casino, swimming, gardening and travel, especially to Walt Disney World with her family.

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Mark and Family, My condolences on the loss of your mother. Hopefully in the coming days many wonderful memories will help ease your loss. Respectfully, Patrick Kearney Schmaedeke Funeral Home

Patrick Kearney Oct 14 2015 8:01 PM

Mark and family, My sincere condolences to you and your family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Tony Garry

Anthony Garry Oct 12 2015 9:55 PM

Dear Mark, The thoughts and prayers of the Evans Family & Staff are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. Please know that we are praying for your strength to endure. Doris Evans-York & The Evans Family

Evans Funeral Home, Ltd. Oct 12 2015 9:24 PM

Mark and Family, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your Mother. Judy, Ray and Family

Judy Paradee Oct 12 2015 7:15 PM

Mark and Family, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your Mother. Judy, Ray Paradee and Family

Nina Nosek Oct 12 2015 7:11 PM

To the Family of Theresa Rizzo, Please accept the heartfelt condolences of the Sisters of St. Casimir Auxiliary and of the Sisters themselves. Theresa joined the Auxiliary in 1957 and has maintained her membership since then. We want you to know that she will be remembered in our prayers throughout the year, but especially at the Sisters mass for deceased sisters, associates, relatives and friends which will be held on Saturday November 7th in the Catholic Charities/SSC Motherhouse Chapel, 2601 W. Marquette Rd, Chicago. The mass begins at 9:30 AM but a reading of the names of the deceased from this past year will begin at around 8:45 AM. For further details, call 773-776-1324. In addition, please know that the Auxiliary will have a separate mass said for the repose of the soul of Theresa. Again, our most sincere condolences to your family at this difficult time. Susan Binkis, SSC Auxiliary Moderator

Susan Binkis, Moderator Sisters of St. Casimir Auxiliary Oct 12 2015 5:47 PM

Mark, Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. John & Will Haben & The Haben Family

John W. Haben Oct 12 2015 4:55 PM

Mark, We are saddened for your loss. On behalf of the Calahan Family and Staff we would like to extend our prayers. Sincerely, Edward Calahan

Edward Calahan Oct 12 2015 3:18 AM

Mark, On behalf of the A. A. Rayner family and staff we offer our sincere condolences.

Charles S Childs Jr Oct 12 2015 1:58 AM

Mark & Cathy Diane just told me about your mothers passing. She was a great woman who was loved by everyone she met especially her children at St. Francis of Rome. Sending hugs & love to all. Sue

Sue Svec Oct 12 2015 12:46 AM

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