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Jean C. Makowski

Born: 1924     Died: 2014

Jean C. Makowski

Jean C. Makowski, age 90. Beloved wife of the late Thomas. Loving mother of Shirley (Gerry) Noah, Elaine (Ruben) Lozano and Peggy (Don) Wennersten. Proud grandma of Kelly (Joel), Mike and Jessica. Cherished G.G. of Otto. Also loved by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Monday, 9:30 am  from the Brady-Gill Funeral Home, 16600 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park to St. George Church. Mass 10:00 am. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 2 to 8 pm. “Attention Tom and Jean’s Food Mart is now open for business in Heaven” (708) 614-9900 or


December 28, 2014  2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brady-Gill, Tinley Park   -   Map
16600 S. Oak Park Ave.
Tinley Park


December 29, 2014
Mass 10:00 am
St. George Church, Tinley Park, IL.

Final Disposition:

Resurrection Cemetery
Justice, IL



Mike Fitzgerald 12-29-2014 19:53

Dear Peggy,

I saw in one of the messages that Gerri O'Reilly-Hyde left on a St. Justin Martyr Facebook page that your mother had just passed away. So I wanted to send my condolences.

For eight years while attending St. Justin's, I passed Tom and Jean’s Food Mart twice a day. It is the only building I can remember between Damen and Honore on 71st Street.

Unfortunately, my mom never gave me pocket money in grammar school, so the only times I went into the store was when a friend wanted to get something and I would tag along.

Where I live now, there is a small store a little larger than I remember Tom and Jean’s to be, but whenever I go into it, I think of the stores like your parents' and the one my Polish grandparents ran during the Depression. Those stores provided personal service to customers they knew--a lot different than the big grocery stores of today.

I hope that you and the rest of your family are comforted by the memories of your mom and all the good things she did for you and her customers.

Lori Nommensen 12-28-2014 15:12

I have so many fond memories of Aunt Jean. She was such a kind, loving person. I remember being young and spending the night when they lived behind the store, drinking Kayo there for the first time, the chandelier in the dining room, the flocked Christmas trees, many visits when they built the house next to the store, but mostly I remember that Aunt Jean and Uncle Tom always made me feel loved.

Jim & Laura Pater 12-23-2014 14:38

Always remember playing with the girls at Uncle Tom & Auntie Jean's store as kids.


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