Jeanette Ann Carpenter of Berkeley IL, died May 30, 2016 peacefully in the loving arms of her daughter Eileen in Apache Junction, Arizona. Jeanette was born on March 13, 1938 in Chicago IL.
She was a graduate of St. Anthony de Pauda School of Nursing, Chicago IL in 1958. Her nursing career included; Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Elmhurst Clinic, Oakridge Convalescent Home, home health services, and the Sisters of St. Joesph’s.
She was a long-time member of the Women of the Moose, a unit of Moose International that supports the operation of Mooseheart, a community that supports children and teens in need. She was was an active member of St. Domitilla Parish.
Jeanette was an avid Chicago sports fan. Her favorite team was the Cubs. She also enjoyed watching the Bulls and Bears play.
Jeanette enjoyed life to the fullest. She loved to dance. She met her husband, Bernard at a dance in 1962. They were married shortly after. They raised seven children together. Jeanette took pleasure in watching her children grow and have children of their own. Being a Grandma was in her eyes her “greatest blessing”.
Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents and her dear brothers. She is survived by her beloved husband, Bernard, her children; Mary (Russ) Gedaly, Therese Cottone (Boyd Thomas), Eileen (Mike Sr.) Busse, Tim (Mari), Bill (Chrissy Dodson), Bridget (Dave) Cale, and Brian; her grandchildren; Jillian Osinski, Brianne (Jerrod) Bower, Justin, Cameren, and Carson Gedaly, Kaela and Michael Jr.(Busse), Evan, Erick and Mariana, Alaina, Jacob, and Josephine Cale; and her great grandson, Brevin Davis
Visitation will be Friday from 3 – 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard. Funeral Services will be Saturday with prayers at 9:00 AM from Brust Funeral Home to St. Domitilla Church, 4940 Washington St, Hillside, for 10 AM Mass. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.
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