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Kathleen E. Ciancio

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Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

I was so sorry to hear about Kathy's passing. All my thoughts are with your family as you find your way through this difficult time. I hope it helps to know that many people are thinking of you and sending love.

Just a note to offer my condolences. I am sure that she will be missed. My prayers are with the family.

We are all heartbroken to hear of Kathys passing. She was a strong yet private and peaceful woman filled with the joy of art and family. Her suffering has ended and her new journey has begun. I will cherish the many memories of family celebrations and get togethers. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Love you all OConnells and sending many prayers.

We will miss our wonderful friend and neighbor of many years. She was such a pleasure to know and share with.. Our thoughts and prayers are with her beautiful family at this sad time.
The Haynes

Kathleen in Italy!

We are all heartbroken to hear about Kathy. She had such a beautiful smile and an incredible loving heart. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Our hearts go out to you, and we will always remember the joyous memories that we are privileged to have in knowing her. You are all in our thoughts and prayers and may wonderful memories ease some of your sorrow. xox

Eternal rest my sweet niece. Forever in my heart from birth to Gods arms. Rest In Peace with Matthew. Till we meet again.

My beautiful niece will forever be remembered in our hearts. From the time she was a baby, standing by the front screen door, looking at people passing by. You always could count on Kathy standing in her spot, with a face that made you smile. Kathy by the front door forever in my mind.


Kathleen's Obituary


Kathleen E. Ciancio nee O’Connell, age 59 of Villa Park IL. Beloved wife of Louis, for 33 years. Loving mother of Kate and Melanie and the late Matthew. Cherished daughter of Bill and Pat O’Connell. Fond sister of Nancy O’Connell, Sharon O’Connell, Bill (Mary) O’Connell, Carol O’Connell and Peggy (Mike) Urso. Dear aunt, sister-in-law and true friend of many.


Kathleen was born in Chicago IL, June 7Th, 1959 and graduated Mother Theodore Guerin High School in 1977.  She attended Northeastern and graduated from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale with a bachelor’s degree.  She spent many years designing office interiors and eventually found a love for education as a teaching assistant with School District 45 in Villa Park IL. Kathleen loved art, as well as spending time and vacationing with family. 


Visitation Monday January 14, 2019 5 to 8 p.m. at Steuerle Funeral Home 350 S. Ardmore Ave, Villa Park, IL Funeral Tuesday 9:15 a.m. Prayers at Funeral Home with a 10 a.m. Mass to follow at St. Pius X Church in Lombard, IL. Interment Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery, Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Interment private. In lieu of flowers memorials to Misericordia Home www.misericordia.com



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