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Eileen C. Serio

Born: 1931     Died: 2015

Eileen C. Serio

Eileen C. Serio nee Foran. age 84. Retired owner of Italian Villa Pizza 1946-2009. Beloved wife for 62 years to the late Frank J. Serio. Loving mother of Susan (Michael) Fitzgerald, Margaret Serio, John (Tina) and the late Vincent Serio. Proud grandmother of Nathan, Aaron, Margaret (Dan), Steven, Stephanie, Michelle, Michael and Sarah. Dear sister of the late Billy Foran and the late Mary Reynolds. Loving aunt of many nieces and nephews. Eileen loved life, cherished her family, and learned new things every day. Her message to her grandchildren is: “Nothing matters more than family. Stay close to each other. Be there for each other. I have had a wonderful life of almost 85 years. I am not afraid. I am ready.” “I Love you.” Funeral Monday 10:00 am from the Brady-Gill Funeral Home, 16600 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park to St. Christina Church, 11005 S. Homan Ave., Chicago, IL 60655. Mass 11:00 am. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 4:00 to 9:00 pm. (708) 614-9900 or www.bradygill.com.

Nana’s Eulogy
It goes without saying Eileen Serio was a very special person to so many people—the proof is all around us.
She was kind, generous, loving, fiery and always good for-- a laugh and a story.
But she was also much more than that…
Many of you know she moved in with my mom, sister, and I when we need her most—so for all intents and purposes she was another mother figure for me…
But for so many of you—she filled that same role.
She was a mom to the kids she hired at the villa…
She was a mom to the kids she drove back and forth to hockey and skating practice…
She was a mom to all the friends that became family…
To the family that became stronger—because she made sure that we were always there for each other.
We grew up surrounded by cousins, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, friends and customers—because to her—we were all family—whether it was in blood or bond.
All she ever wanted for all of us was to be the best people we could be….
To know right from wrong…
And shed be sure to tell you when you were wrong.
but even if you were wrong shed be there for you…
no matter what it was--she’d be there.
That’s why so many of you are here today—because she was there for you…
But she wouldn’t want us to be sad about her passing—she’d want us to celebrate her life…
And come together and share stories and support each other the way she taught us…
The way we’ve remembered so many other great people that have gone before her…
So in her words: god bless all those that are here and those that aren’t.

Visitation:

Time:
December 20, 2015  4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:
Brady-Gill, Tinley Park   -   Map
Street:
16600 S. Oak Park Ave.
City:
Tinley Park
State:
IL
ZIP:
60477

Service:

Date:
December 21, 2015
Time:
Mass 11:00 am
Location:
St. Christina Church, Chicago, Illinois

Final Disposition:

Type:
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Location:
Alsip, IL.

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Madeline Fiduc Carey 12-28-2015 06:31

The last time I saw Eileen was at the Fiduccia/Caruso Family Reunion on July 5,2014. She was looking forward to going to France to honor her brother-in-law, Vince Serio, who was killed during WWII. I will always cherish her enthusiasm for the family history book I am writing. What a special lady.

 

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