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1199 S. Arlington Heights Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
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Eugene "Gene" J. Chamberland of Bensenville Eugene "Gene" J. Chamberland, 85, passed from this life on April 15, 2013, to join our Lord as one of his angels. Gene was born July 11, 1927, in Spencer, WI. He served in the United States Air Force, stationed for many years in Anchorage, Alaska, where he met his beloved wife of 62 years, Alice. Later settling in Bensenville, Gene opened Georgetown Jewelers and served thousands of customers over 63 years in the industry. Those who knew Gene knew that he could fix anything, from cars to appliances to jewelry. With a wild sense of humor and a twinkle in his eye, Gene was a practical joker who was always the life of the party. Gene was a wonderful, loving, and caring husband, father, son, brother, grandfather and friend. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Helen, and his brother Edward Chamberland. Gene is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 62 years, Alice; loving children, Carol (Mike) Couture, Marlene Chamberland (Rich Van Ollefen) and Scott Chamberland (Deborah); granddaughters Jenny, Lisa, Andrea, Sara, Amy, Lori, Erica, Elizabeth and Kylie; grandsons, Bryan and Alex, and numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 p.m. at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Elk Grove Village, IL. Interment Mount Emblem Cemetery-Elmhurst. For information, call 847-640-0566 or visit

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Apr. 19, 2013
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