Barbara Jean “BoBo” Pieczynski



FullSizeRenderBarbara Pieczynski  8/6/1939 – 3/9/2015

Visitation Sunday March 15, 2015 2:00 to 8:00 PM at The Tezak Home to Celebrate Life, 1211Plainfield Road, Joliet. Funeral Monday March 16, 10:00 AM from the Funeral Home (Funeral home opens at 9:00 AM Prayers start at 10:00 AM) to St. Mary Immaculate Church 15629 S. Route 59 Plainfield 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial.

Barbara Jean “BoBo” Pieczynski (nee Cleve) 75 of Joliet, formerly of Dalton passed away at Edward Hospital in Naperville Monday afternoon March 9th, with her family at her side. Devoted and Beloved Wife of Ray for 54 years. Loving Mother of Chris (Geri), David (Michelle), Brian (Denise), and Jeff (Jodi). Dearest Grandmother of Stephanie, Danni, Andrew, Ben, Megan, Casey, Nicole, Zachary, and Gabrielle. Proud great grandmother of Adalynn.Dear sister of the late Clayton “Willy” (the late Rose),Albert (Karen), Herbert (Kathy), and Richard (Nancy).  Sister -in-law of Frank (the late Eileen), Leonard (Pauline). Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Barbara was an avid reader, had a passion for painting, loved traveling, and spending time with her family.   Visitation Sunday from 2:00 to 8:00 Pm at The Tezak Home to Celebrate Life 1211 Plainfield Road Joliet Il.. Funeral Monday 10:00 AM from the funeral home(Funeral home opens at 9:00 AM, Prayers start at 10:00 AM) to St. Mary Immaculate Church 15629 S. Route 59 Naperville/Plainfield Road,  Plainfield Il., for a 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial. Interment St. Mary Immaculate Cemetery, Plainfield Il. In lieu of flowers memorials will be made according to the families wishes. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. Directing .For information please call 877-974-9201

Poem for Barbara






Amalia Deligianis



AMALIA DELIGIANIS 11/5/1934  –  3/9/2015

Visitation Wednesday 3/11/2015  4 to 9 PM at Curley Funeral Home 6116 west 111th Street Chicago Ridge.  Funeral 3/12/2015 Directly at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 S. Roberts Road Palos Hills 10:00 AM.    Information please call 877-974-9201

orthodoxlargeAmalia (nee Angelos) 80, of Palos Heights  formerly of Olympia, Brina in Greece, passed away Monday morning March 9th at Palos Community Hospital, peacefully with family at her side.  Beloved and devoted wife of Pete for 57 years. Dearest mother of Karen (Dean) Keorpes, Helen Deligianis, and Mary (Jim) Gianakakis. Loving Grandmother of Jim, Peter (Laurel), Soula, Amelia, Katrina, Foti, and Baby Pete. Great-grandmother of Grayson Kostaki. Dear sister of the late Angelo (Kathy), Loula (the late Nick), Anthony (Eleni), the late Niko (the late Popi), and the late Vivian (the late Dr. John) Christakis.  Amalia and her husband Pete were proud owners for many years of The Delphian House Restaurant and Banquet Hall in Hickory Hills.” Our Mother celebrated life to the fullest. Her laughter and passion showed everyday with her unselfish devotion to her husband, her  children, and her grandchildren. MAY HER MEMORY BE ETERNAL!” Visitation will be held Wednesday March 11th from 4 to 9 PM at The Curley Funeral Home 6116 West 111th Street, Chicago Ridge (5 block east of Ridgeland Avenue and 10 block west of Central on the North side of the street). Trisagion Service at 6:30. Friends and family are asked to meet  Thursday at 9:45 AM directly to Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church 11025 S. Roberts Road for the  10:00 Service.. Interment Bethania Cemetery, Justice. In lieu of flowers Memorials will be made to Sts. Constantine & Helen and St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Churches. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc; Directing. For Information or 877-974-9201



Eleanor M. Schopper


Eleanor Schopper ( nee Kulovitz )93, of Tinley Park  formerly of Oak Lawn,passed away at South Suburban Hospital, Monday night February 23rd 2015, peacefully with family at her side.  Beloved wife of the late Lawrence Schopper Sr.  Loving mother of the late Lawrence Schopper Jr., Mary (Roger) Uppermann, Steve Schopper, Tony (Lisa) Schopper, and Peggy (Dan) Bulat. Cherished Grandmother and Great grandmother of many. Dearest sister of many brother and sisters. Visitation will be held Thursday February 26th from 3:00 to 9:00 PM at The Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort Illinois. (2 Blocks South of Route 30/ Lincoln Hwy on LaGrange Rd/ Route 45).  Funeral Friday morning February 27th at St. Stephens Deacon & Martyr Catholic Church, 17500 84th Avenue, Tinley Park.  Friends and family are asked to meet at 9:30 AM directly at Church for viewing with a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial to follow. Interment St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Evergreen Park Illinois.  For additional information please call 877-974-9201.

“The moment that you died
My heart was torn in two,
One side filled with heartache
The other died with you.

Remembering you is easy,
I’ll do it everyday
But missing you is heartache
That will never go away.

I hold you tight within my heart
And there you will remain,
Until the joyous day arrives
That we will meet again.”

                                     …Peggy Bulat





Mary Lou Zaccone



Apologies to all who were not made aware of Mary Lou’s passing and Services. Please send an email of your mailing address to her nephew Michael Orrico at this website ( or call him at 877-974-9201 so that we may send you a memorial card with her information and prayer.


Mary Lou Zaccone (nee Orrico) 71, of Lockport, formerly of Hickory Hills passed away Tuesday afternoon February 10th at home peacefully with her family at her side. She was the beloved and devoted wife of Robert (Bob) for over 50 years. Loving mother of Joseph (Laura) of Orland Park, Janine (Steve) Zulanas of Simi California, Jorie (Chris)Guch of Frankfort, and Jennifer (Vince) Annel of Orland Park. Proud  Grandma of Joey, Liza, Domenic, Jason, Joseph, Jake, Jon, Lauren, Vanessa, and Vince. Dearest Sister of Mario (Sally) Orrico and Sister-in-law of Ronnie and Lori  Zaccone. Devoted daughter of the late Mariano and Leontina Orrico and Daughter- in -law of the late Ann and Joseph Zaccone. Dear Aunt of Mario, Carmen, God Daughter Sandy, Michael, Brad, Ronda and Nicole. An unforgettable woman,  selfless friend and a neighbor that all others are measured by.

Visitation was held this past Thursday, February 12th 2015, at The Kurtz Memorial Chapel , located at 102 Francis Road New Lenox. The  Funeral Service took place on that Friday morning from the funeral home to St Dennis Catholic Church 1214 S. Hamilton St. Lockport Il., with a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial. The Visitation of more then 400 family and friends along with the congregation of over 300 at the mass, were a testament to the character and beauty of this special woman. Mary Lou’s 10 Grandchildren participated throughout the mass and services for the day. Acting as pall bearers, readers, gift bearers and giver of hugs to their papa Bob and anyone else who needed one. The Interment was held following the Mass and in procession to Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery in Alsip. Mary Lou was laid to rest at 12:30 that afternoon next to her parents Mariano and Leontina.  The sun was shining for a brief moment while her grandchildren sprinkled bread crumbs at the cemetery near her grave. Just like she had done so many times before in her yard in Hickory Hills for the birds and squirrels. A memorial luncheon was held at Gatto’s Restaurant in New Lenox where food poured from the kitchen and wine from the bottles like so many times before at Mary Lou’s own table. Stories were shared, smiles broke out, and the tears had stopped for awhile. Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services handled  arrangements and services. 

Our family would like to thank Matt, Brad, Mark, Jennifer,Stacy, Mel, Mirusia, Michelle, John,Wayne, and Ron whom are the Staff at Kurtz Memorial Chapel and the Owners Marilyn Kurtz and Tom Vana for the kindness and generosity  they extended our family at this time of need. Words cant express our gratitude.


This Eulogy given by her Daughter Janine Zulanas at the Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at St. Dennis Catholic Church in Lockport on Friday Morning at 10:00 AM

” My Mom Mary Lou Zaccone a women of great courage. A wife, Mother, Sister, Grandma, Aunt, Godmother, Friend.

She was a wonderful role model to everyone she knew.

She lived her life to the fullest.

For those of us lucky enough to be touched and blessed with her values and outlook on life, know that she always put others before herself no matter who you were or what your story was, her doors and arms were always open.

She knew way before any of us, when the gates of heaven were going to bring her home.

Her nephew Mike Orrico was the chosen one, the one who sat down with her to plan the next chapter in her life.

She told Mike please make sure these few things were mentioned in my Eulogy and make it funny….so here it goes.

She wanted all to know that her first dream in life was to be a dancer.  She did LOVE to dance and competed in ball room dancing for a few years.

To get married and have 4 children…… she nailed that one!!

She loved crafts….always had a table or a spot set up with projects in the making, not just arts and crafts but refinishing furniture spray painting anything and everything.

For someone who didn’t drive on expressways, didn’t like to make left hand turns and didn’t drive at night, she sure got around.  Giving direction was NOT a problem for her.

TRADITIONS….she loved them

Butter cookies at Christmas time

Receiving new ornaments every year at Christmas that represented

Highlights of our year.  It was the Christmas gift she loved to give, year after year after year.

Our annual summer vacations to Alpine Valley with friends and family.

Golf cart rides, swimming, bocce ball, and shaving cream fights.

They weren’t lavish vacations by any means but filled with Love & Laughter which made them magical and memorable.

Our one and only trip to Disney World.  She saved her money for years to take us there.

Halloween costumes….if you needed one she had it. Every size, color and style.

Her camera…she always had it to capture all the great moments. Say cheese, smile, don’t pick your nose, stand up straight, don’t move, she never got tired of saying it.

Birthday celebrations every year for us kids and my dad….up until we got married, we could go home and find our birthday dinner of choice, a homemade decorated cake, decorations and presents.  She never missed a birthdays.

Hanging all the laundry on the clothes line in the backyard….crazy at first but it just became part of the landscape.

Her last dream in life was to have lots of grandchildren.  She was blessed with 10, who she got to spoil and watch grow for the past 16 years.  7 boys 3 girls.  Joey, Domenic, Liza, Jason, Joseph, Jake, Jonny, Vanessa, Lauren and Vinny.  You were, are, and will always be her “pride and joy”


Her little touches went a long way in the hearts of everyone she knew.

Whether they were our friends, her friends, new friends, family, family friends, neighbors, her home was your home.She always had an answer for everything and her words were filled with wisdom and knowledge to keep you strong.  It was the little things that mattered and stuck….that sometimes became life’s lessons.

My mom fought till the very end without ever letting on how sick she really was.She left us before we were ready to let her go.

She saw and celebrated life like this:

Always pray to have eyes that see the best in people

A heart that forgives the worst

A mind that forgets the bad

And a soul that never loses faith in God ! ”