Claudia Avignone, nee Mautone, age 64. Born and raised in Caprioli, Provincia di Salerno, Italy. She had resided in Chicago's Historic Pullman neighborhood before moving to Mokena. Wife of Laurence Avignone for 40 years; mother of Mario, David and Mark (Tracy Bonk) Avignone; sister of Rosa Agresta, Vincenza Mautone, Cesare, Domenico, Antonio, Benito and the late Vincenzo Mautone; daughter-in-law of Mario (late Peggy) Avignone; beloved aunt, cousin, sister-in-law and dear friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St., (US Rte. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.) Chicago Heights on Thursday, August 19, 2010 from 3 to 9 p.m. Funeral Friday, 8:45 a.m., to St. Mary Church, Mokena. Mass 10 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth. 708-481-9230.
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Published by Chicago Tribune on Aug. 17, 2010.
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God Bless your family.
It was always a pleasure to chat with Claudia at church. She always had a smile and it was always interesting conversations.
John & Char Hoffman
August 23, 2010
I am so sorry to hear of the lose of Claudia. I lived on Josephine Drive when you first moved to Mokena. I remember fondly gardening and cooking with Claudia and sharing the wonders of motherhood when Mario and David were infants and toddlers. She was a loving wife, mother and friend.
Cathy Engimann (Naperville)
Cathy Engiman
August 19, 2010
Dear Avignone Family, We are saddened to hear of your great loss of your wife and mother, Claudia. We are holding you all close to our hearts during this time.


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Ben, Kristin (Peppmuller), Charlie and Kate
Kristin Desnoyers
August 17, 2010
Mario, Linda and I are sorry to learn of your mother's passing. Our deepest sympathy.

Paul and Linda Loparco Leone D'Oro Lodge #2700 OSIA
August 17, 2010
Dear Larry and Family,
So sorry for your loss. Claudia's effervescent personality and ready smile will be missed.

Ron & Carolyn Vallort, Oak Brook Illinois
August 17, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Matt Abbott
August 17, 2010
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
August 17, 2010
Dear Larry and sons. The Martello Family is very sorry for your loss. Claudia left an indelible mark on all she met with her friendliness and welcome ways. May God bless you all and give you strength to see you through the days ahead.
CJ Jim Martello
August 17, 2010