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Elenore Abel

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Elenore Abel, nee Wedekind, 88, of Chicago. She was the beloved wife of the late Gary for 42 years; devoted mother of

Geraldine Illy of Wheeling, Patricia (Phillip) Giannini of Richmond, Darlene (James) Cleary of Chicago; dear grandmother of Diane (Andrew) Popiolek, Robert (Rielle)

Illy, Kimberly and Natalie Giannini, Jimmy, Jennifer and Jessica Cleary; loving great-grandmother of Nicolette Popiolek; dear cousin of Robert (Jan) Stevens, Kay (Dan) Stevens-Nilles; dear friend of Elma

Kaufmann-Taylor; fond aunt and friend to many. Elenore graduated from Senn High School in Chicago. She was a talented musician, homemaker and retired employee of the Harris Bank of Chicago. She was an active member of the Mothers Club, Altar and Rosary Society and fundraiser for many years at St. Timothy Catholic Church, where she was also church organist for several years. Visitation Thursday, 10 a.m. until time of funeral service 11 a.m. at Drake & Son Funeral Home, 5303 N. Western Ave., Chicago. Interment All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen For The Cure, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244. Funeral info: 773-561-6874.

Published in Chicago Tribune on Apr. 21, 2008
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