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.