Colleen Marie Brach of West Chicago Colleen Marie Brach was born May 3, 1959, and passed away Sept. 25, 2010. Colleen was the beloved wife of Don Brach and they have lived in West Chicago for the past 14 years. Colleen and Don were happily married for 26 years and have two wonderful children together, Maggie Rose, 16 and Michael Joseph, 11, which are the center of their lives. Colleen was born to parents, Dorothy Quirk and Joseph Kerrigan in Oak Park, Ill. They later moved to Glen Ellyn, where Colleen graduated from Glenbard West. Colleen is survived by her mother, Dorothy Kerrigan; and two sisters, Sharon Horan of San Diego, Calif. and Susan Flynn of Glen Ellyn; and was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Kerrigan. She is also survived by the immediate in-law families of William and Beverly (Stauffer) Brach, Jim and Sue (Murray) Brach and Tim Brach of Winfield, also, Bill and Terry (Millett) Brach of Geneva, Anne (Brach) and Ed Doyle of Woodstock, Mary (Brach) and Carl Britton of Campton Hills. Colleen married Don Brach on Sept. 22, 1984. She worked as a waitress/server at Alfies Restaurant in Glen Ellyn for more than 15 years before starting their family. Her favorite things to do were decorating for all the holidays, especially St. Patrick's Day and Christmas. Her house was filled with her love and the hundreds of festive decorations she accumulated over the years. Colleen's favorite pastime was sunbathing in the backyard and outdoor gardening. She also had a special place in her heart for animals and enjoyed taking the kids to pet stores and zoos. A memorial service for Colleen Marie Brach was held on Oct. 2, at Norris-Walen-Segert Funeral Home, West Chicago. For information, 630-231-0060 or

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Norris-Segert Funeral Home - West Chicago
132 Fremont Street  West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 231-0060

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Sept. 30 to Oct. 5, 2010