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Elizabeth Amirante of Arlington Heights Elizabeth Amirante was born on Oct. 26, 1920, in Chicago, Ill., to Lorenzo and Filomena (nee Suriano) Airdo. She died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at the Lutheran Home and Services in Arlington Heights. Mrs. Amirante "Liz" was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, favorite in-law and friend to many. She is best remembered by those in her life for her love and kindness, which was the main ingredient in countless home cooked meals, most notably Liz's neck bone gravy and meatballs. Elizabeth is survived by her son, Retired Judge Sam (Deanna) Amirante; her grandchildren, Samuel, James and Sofiabella; her great-grandson, Vincent; her sister, Phyllis; her brothers, Joseph and Lawrence Airdo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam and all of his siblings, who she loved as her own sisters and brothers; her parents; and her loving siblings, James, Jerry and Angelina. Visitation will be from 3 until 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (four blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights, and Wednesday from 7:30 until 8:15 a.m. at the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, at Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St., Chicago, IL 60607. A funeral procession will start after Mass from the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii to Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, for interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii or Heartland Hospice, 220 N. Smith St., Suite 420, Palatine, IL 60067. Funeral information and condolences can be given at or 847-253-0168.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Apr. 3, 2012
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