Angela
Angela R. Giermala

Died: February 16, 2021

Angela R. Giermala, "Angie," (née Paluzzi), age 96 years, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at the Joliet Area Hospice Home.

Born in Joliet and a life-long resident.

She was a life-long active member of the Church of St. Anthony and named Woman of the Year with the CCW. Founding member of the American-Italian Cultural Society. She took great pride in organizing the bakery sales for the club for over 30 years.

Preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Henry J. "Hank" Giermala (2008); her parents, Archangelo and Amelia (nee Metri) Paluzzi; her dearest sisters and brothers-in-law, Violet (late, Steve) Biro, Lillian (late, Joseph) Bonzek and Edith (late, Chester) D'Atri.

Survived by her loving children, Victoria (late, Nicola) Recchia, Judi (late, Raymond) Petersen and Mark (Rebecca) Giermala; her dear grandchildren, Gregory (Laura) Gear, Vickie Gear, David (Stephanie) Mangun, Giana Giermala and Matthew (Jenny) Giermala; 20 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Visitation for Angie Giermala will be held at the Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home, 2320 Black Road, Joliet on Friday, February 19, 2021 from 3 -7 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021 beginning at 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home to the Church of St. Anthony for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am.

In accordance with CDC guidelines, all attending the visitation and funeral services will be required to wear a facial mask and observe social distancing.

Private interment will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Crest Hill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American-Italian Cultural Society Scholarship Fund would be appreciated.

For information (815) 744-0022 or visit to leave a condolence to the family please visit Angie's Memorial Tribute page at www.CHSFUNERAL.COM.


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Published by The Herald-News on Feb. 18, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Feb
19
Visitation
3:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home
2320 Black Road, Joliet, IL 60435
Feb
20
Funeral service
9:15a.m.
Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home
2320 Black Road, Joliet, IL 60435
Feb
20
Mass of Christian Burial
10:00a.m.
Church of St. Anthony
Funeral services provided by:
Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home
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WHAT A WONDERFUL LADY. LOVED HER AND HANK. I AM MERT AND MARY SEELEY'S DAUGHTER. SENDING MANY PRAYERS.
CATHY SEELEY
February 18, 2021
Mark.....Shep......just saw where your mom passed. Am sure your dad is glad to see her. Just wanted to tell you I am sorry. Hope you are well. Take care buddy & God Bless....Don Shep
Don Shepherd
February 18, 2021
My sincere condolences to all the Giermala Family. May God comfort you in your sorrow. Angie was a wonderful and decades long friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Riposa in pace Angelina.
Thomas Ward
February 18, 2021
So sorry the passing of your Mom, she was a beautiful lady. God Grant Eternal Rest Onto Her Oh Lord and Let Your Perpetually Light Shine On Her. Rest In Peace Angie.
Kay & Ken Moleski
February 18, 2021