October, 2019

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Raymond Albert Bragado, age 88, of Lombard

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

BragadoRaymond Albert Bragado, age 88, of Lombard, passed away on October 10th 2019 in Lombard, IL.

A Memorial Service will be held from 1pm to 4pm Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at Brust Funeral Home.

Raymond A. Bragado was born in Chicago to Enid Svaboda and Tranquilino Bragado on December 17th, 1930. He worked as an Electrician/Engineer. He served in the United States Navy. He was involved in The National Republican Congressional Committee.

Raymond A. Bragado is preceded in death by Betty Jensen, Enid Svaboda, Tranquilino Bragado, Ursula Bragado.

Raymond A. Bragado is survived by his daughter, Rene Bragado, Granddaughter Cherica Bragado, Loving Grandson, Tony J. Bragado and Proud Great-Grandfather of Tony J. Bragado & Aiden J. Bragado, Daughter in Law, Alani Bragado. Beloved friends Velta & Edward Kopacek.

The family of Raymond A. Bragado wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all family and friends for your help and prayers during this difficult time.

“Say not in grief ‘he is no more’
but in thankfulness that he was.”

Barry D. Giovanine, DDS, age 64, of Glen Ellyn

Monday, October 14th, 2019

GiovanineBarry D. Giovanine, DDS, age 64, of Glen Ellyn, died October 11, 2019.

Barry was the beloved husband of Sandra L., nee Allen; loving father of Bradley A. Giovanine, of New York City, and Stephanie M. Giovanine, of Glen Ellyn; dear brother of Cathy, of Mt. Prospect; and fond uncle, great-uncle, and friend of many.

Barry was a graduate of Augustana College. He went on to graduate from Loyola Dental School. For over thirty years, Barry built a dental practice in Lombard. He was an avid golfer and loved taking his family to Disney World.

A remembrance gathering will be held Sunday, October 20, 2019, from 1-3 PM with reflections and remarks beginning at 3 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers, donations directed to the wishes of the family would be appreciated.

Call 888-629-0094 for more information.

Edward J. Murphy, age 89, of Lombard

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Murphy, EdAmerican_Flag_x300Edward J. Murphy, age 89, of Lombard, died October 13, 2019.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, October 15, from 3-8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 16, with  9:30 AM prayers from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church for 10 AM Mass. Interment will be private at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Elmhurst.

Beloved husband of Joan, nee Remec. Loving father of Mary, of Chicago, Nancy, of Lombard, Patricia, of Chicago, Margaret “Peggy” and Victoria “Vicky,” of Chicago. Preceded in death by three sisters. Fond uncle of seven. Many great nieces and nephews.  An abundance of great friends.

Ed had been a Lombard resident since 1956. He served in the United States Marine Corp in the Korean War, and at the time, was the youngest captain in the USMC. Ed had a successful career at Continental Bank for over 33 years, retiring as Vice President, Bond Department.

Ed’s overriding trait is loyalty-loyalty to family, country, church, community and friends.  Ed was long involved with many groups and organizations.  Ed coached girls’ softball teams for 32 years (1969-2001-part of 5 decades), including the Roos and the Flower Pots, as well as managing the Lombard travel team, winning Lombard’s first state championship.  Ed also coached the Sacred Heart School girls’ track and cross country team for 35 years.  Ed even tried his hand at coaching Glenbard East freshman softball team (1993), the Montini HS freshman softball team (1994-1998) and the Sacred Heart School boys’ 5th-6th grade basketball team (2000-2002).  So what does one do in the Fall?  Well for many years, you join the Sacred Heart School football program on the “chain gang” at home football games.  Ed positively impacted the lives of over 500 girls and boys through coaching and positive attitude. Ed was a graduate of York High School where he played football, basketball, baseball and the tuba in the band.  He graduated from Miami University of Ohio where he received his BS in Business.

Ed, always a proponent of Lombard, was a member of the Village of Lombard Finance Committee for 44 years (1967-2011), as well as the Lombard Hotel-Motel/Community Promotions and Tourism for 28 years (1987-2015).  At Sacred Heart Church, he was a Mass usher for 50 years.  He was on the Sacred Heart School Board (1970-1973) and worked 24 of the 25 German Fests cooking brats (and drinking some beer).  An avid sports fan, Ed was a season ticket holder for the Chicago Bears, loved the Cubs and always enjoyed golf with his buddies.  Ed loved meeting up with his friends and was one of the first to jump in on a project.  Most importantly, Ed dedicated himself to his family and their happiness.

In lieu of flowers, take a friend to breakfast in Ed’s honor.

Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094 for information.

Margaret M. Gatto, age 94, of Addison, formerly of Berkeley

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

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Margaret M. Gatto, age 94, of Addison, formerly of Berkeley, died October 5, 2019 at Lexington Healthcare in Lombard.

Margaret was the beloved mother of Sherry (Butch) Hollands, Joanne Szurek and the late Richard (Christine) Gatto; adored grandmother of Gina (Dorie), Steven, Erik (Cindy), Julie, Jeff, Carissa (James), Andy (Franceska), Branden, Corey, Jessica, Jaime, and Anthony (Madysen); great-grandmother of Jacob, Nick, Mackenzie, Lorelei, Morgan, Jensen, Shaylee, Leah, and Grayson.

Margaret had been a resident of Addison for 20 years and had previously lived in Berkeley.

Margaret loved bowling. She also loved her bingo. She would play several times a week and always hated to lose. She also loved talking to her family and friends on the phone. She loved listening to music and singing along with the songs.

A Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 9, from 3-8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Funeral Services will be Thursday, October 10, at 10 AM at Brust Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

Visit www.brustfuneralhome.com or call 888-629-0094 for information.