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Loretta A. Tencza


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Loretta A. Tencza Obituary
Tencza, Loretta A. (nee Materna)
age 86 of Fountain Hills, Arizona peacefully entered into Heaven on June 14, 2016. Born on January 10, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois and died in Fountain Hills. Proceeded in death by her husband, Chester A. Tencza and daughter Kathleen Marie Tencza, she is survived by one son, James C. Tencza (Jennifer) of Bayfield, CO; one daughter, Patricia A. Tencza of Fountain Hills, AZ; granddaughters, Shawna Mae Robinson of Littlerock, CA and Christine Nicole (Nikki) Brandes (Aaron) of Durango, CO and step-granddaughters, Tracey Koehler of Durango, CO and Shawna Radzik (Mark) of Winnetka, IL. She leaves behind three great-granddaughters, three great-grandsons. She is also survived by nephews Mark Materna (Theresa) of Bartlett, IL and Matthew Materna (Hinadi) of Gilbert, AZ. A long-time resident of Lake Zurich, IL, Loretta will be remembered to many as a school-bus driver in Lake Zurich in the 1970's and early 1980's. She retired from her position as a secretary with the Buffalo Grove (Illinois) School District Administration Office. Loretta was active in her parishes, St. Francis de Sales (Lake Zurich) and most recently the Church of the Ascension in Fountain Hills. She was a long time member of the church counsel at the Church of the Ascension, as well as a bereavement and Eucharistic Minister. Loretta was a true lover of animals and lavished much love and attention on her beloved dogs and cats. She will be remembered as a frequent visitor to the Fountain Hills Dog Park with her assorted canine companions. Loretta will also be remembered for her generous spirit, quick wit, sense of humor and devotion to the Catholic Church. Visitation will be held at the Messinger Fountain Hills Mortuary, 12065 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 on Sunday June 19 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. A funeral mass is scheduled for 10:00 AM at the Church of the Ascension in Fountain Hills on Monday, June 20. Interment will be at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery in Palatine, IL at a future date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in remembrance of Loretta Tencza to the Arizona Humane Society www.azhumane.org.
Published in The Arizona Republic on June 16, 2016
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