Brenda L. Montesano
1960 - 2019
BORN
1960
DIED
2019
FUNERAL HOME
The Healy Chapel, Aurora
332 W. Downer Place
Aurora, IL
Brenda L. Montesano, 58, of Aurora passed away January 17, 2019.
She was born in Ottawa, IL, May 26, 1960, the daughter of the late Edward Buchanan and Sally (Harmon) Perez of Elgin, IL.
Brenda was a very special person who gave of herself to everyone she met. She was an amazing, vivacious, warm, mystical, spiritual, magical person with a generous nature.
Most of Brenda's working career was in the restaurant business as a server, where she would apply her people skills to perfection. A devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece and friend, Brenda is in the hearts of many. She loved and was loved in return.
Brenda is survived by her husband, John E. Montesano; son, Dustin J. Reed (Marissa Kelly), granddaughter Isla J. Reed; her mother, Sally (Javier) Perez, former stepfather, John Halko; sister, Cindy (Martin) Munoz; brothers, James (Linda) Buchanan and Bob Peterson; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Brenda was preceded in death by her father, Edward Buchanan, and brothers, Joe Buchanan and Christopher Peterson.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Place, Aurora, IL 60506 with a visitation one hour prior to the services.
To make a lasting tribute honoring the life of Brenda L. Montesano, the family asks that memorial donations be made to one of the following foundations. To help those in need receive the same compassionate care JourneyCare provided for our family, contributions can be sent to JourneyCare Foundation, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview, IL 60025.; or to help fund Lung Cancer research, donations can be sent to the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, 1100 Industrial Rd #1, San Carlos, CA 94070. (Donations can be made online for both foundations)

To sign the online guestbook please visit www.healychapel.com. 630-897-9291.
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Published by The Voice from Feb. 7 to Mar. 7, 2019.
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Bren and Mom
Cynthia Munoz
Sister
February 9, 2021
You e been on my mind so much, I’m heartbroken
Cynthia Munoz
Sister
February 9, 2021
Merry Christmas Sister.... missing you today, tomarrow and each day ....
R.I.P.
Cynthia Munoz
Sister
December 24, 2020
Happy 4th Bren
Sister Sledge
Sister
July 4, 2020
Happy Birthday Bren
Sister Sledge
Sister
May 26, 2020
Happy Valentines Day Sister
Sister
Sister
February 14, 2020
miss you so much....my heart is broken
Sister Sledge
Sister
January 17, 2020
To the family. I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you at this time.
June 25, 2019
SO sorry to hear of the loss of your dear love one. Times like this is never easy. Take comfort in the God of all comfort and sure promises of the righteous flourishing and everlasting peace. (Psalms 72:7)
May 13, 2019
* Brenda was an original with a beautiful soul. We lost a great one here. Condolences & God bless. Rest in peace girl, until we meet again, Brenda Montesano.
Kevin Elias
Friend
April 28, 2019
I read of the loss you've sustained. I'm so sorry. Losing a loved one is never easy. One day, many will have the opportunity to live again. May the hope of everlasting life sustain and comfort your family during this sorrowful time. (John 17:3)
April 8, 2019
TO THE FAMILY. I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MAY THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT BE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME.
March 16, 2019
Hi Sis....
Just missin you so much today....
#1 Sister
Sister
March 11, 2019
We miss your voice--'Hi, Dad!'. Always your Dad's girl, loved forever.
John & Leslie Halko
Family
March 9, 2019
Ever lasting memories...
#1 Sister
Sister
March 6, 2019
Bren on her Journey Home
Written 1-13-2019
Author : Sister Sledge

Bren is taking her time on her journey....
She has been saying goodbye to her family, friends and the ones she loved....
She's exploring...
Designing her garden in heaven...
Checking out each and every , , ♀ , , & plant on her way....
And probly making new friends on her way....
And getting ready to greet her family she lost before she was on her way...

Written By: Sister Sledge aka Sister
#1 Sister
Sister
March 6, 2019
Poem of May

May God Free her body and soul....
May God cease her pain....
May God release her fears....
May God give her and her family,loved ones and friends strength....
May blessings love and joy surround her...
May she be comforted at her time in need....
I Love You My Sister....
Let your wings spread wide, fly to the highest mountain peak, soar over the bluest ocean and you will be free...

Written By; Sister Sledge / aka:#1 sister
#1 Sister
Sister
February 17, 2019
Its been a month since you have left us...
Miss you each and everyday sister...
# 1 Sister
Sister
February 17, 2019
Brenda was a second mother to me since her son Dustin and I became friends through and after my own mothers passing. Thank you for being there for me always no matter what. I love you and will miss you everyday. Love always. Matt and Michelle.
Matt McAnelly
Son
February 16, 2019
Every time I try to write something here my heart catches and my throat closes up and tears stream down my face and i'm at a loss for words. Then I wander through the memories of 47 years of friendship and replay them one by one. Wishing I had more but knowing no matter how much time slipped by we always picked up right where we left off. The world truly lost a vibrant, beautiful, outrageous ray of sunshine. Dusty, John, Sally, Cindy, Jim and Bobby and all the rest of the family that loved Bren so much, my heart goes out to you. May God give you comfort and peace, bless you all and hold you close.
Julee (Wahl) Lauderdale
Friend
February 16, 2019
She was a beautiful person inside and out. I will certainly miss her more than words can tell. May she have Eternal Peace and No Pain. Prayers for all of us and May we always have our Memories!!
Shirley Gielow
Family
February 15, 2019
May the God Who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" strengthen your family during this difficult time (Isaiah 61:1, 2)
#1 Sister
February 15, 2019
Even though I didnt get to see Bren as much as I would have liked to lately, we always said "there will be another time." If i have learned nothing from Brenda's passing I now know that each day MUST be spent with forgiveness and love. And dont wait until the last minute to do what you want to do. Life should be spent discovering new adventures and new scenery. I am forever changed. Bestest Best Friend
cathy lane
Friend
February 14, 2019
Happy Valentines Day Sister
#1 Sister
Sister
February 14, 2019
Aunt Brenda you were the best!
Always had a special place in your heart for nephews and nieces. So many good memories....
We will all miss you! You were the best!!!
Jesse Buchanan
Family
February 12, 2019
Hi Johnny,
Again so so sorry for your wife's passing, but she's In a much better place now, it's us left behind that do the suffering, there suffering is over. I know just how you feel buddy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your buddy Swabby
John Sbarbaro
February 12, 2019
Missing you ....Sister
#1 Sister
Sister
February 11, 2019
I know how much Brenda missed her Heavenly Family. Now she's singing with them and the Angels still watching over us. God Bless her Earthly Family and Friends.
Julia Roberts
Family Friend
February 10, 2019
I'm sorry for the loss of your dear family member. May the God Who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" strengthen your family during this difficult time (Isaiah 61:1, 2)
Heather
February 4, 2019
I have nothing but fond memories of my cousin. Brenda I miss you. Prayers. Dan, Shawnna, and Kelsey Harmon
Dan Harmon
Family
February 1, 2019
My sincere condolences to your family for the loss of your love one. May the God of comfort be with you during this sad occasion and may his loving words at John 6:40 console your heart.
Z L
February 1, 2019
Brenda was one of the Best Waitstaff employees @ Hollywood Casino! May she Rest in Peace.
C Rangel.
C Rangel
January 31, 2019
Honoring you in my thoughts and prayers and remembering the great times we worked together at Hollywood Casino. You will be truly missed by myself and many others. Thank you for the fine times and my sympathy to your family.
John Seanor
January 31, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
John Seanor
January 31, 2019
Fly with the Angels, Angel.... Miss you Bren!!! Prayers to the family
Judith Kelley
Friend
January 25, 2019
I never thought I would be saying good....
We were suppose to grow old together...
Share more of our childhood stories with our children...
Make new memories together...
Climb the highest mountain...
Swim in the bluest oceans....
You have now left me Sister Sledge ...
How I must learn how to go on with out you....
I will think of you each and everyday till we meet again.
I love you and I'm heart broken
May you rest in quiet peace with the fairies ,bees and all gods mystical spirts & magical creatures....
Love you
#1 Fan Sister
Sister
January 25, 2019
Prayers with you.
Stanley Herzog
Friend
January 25, 2019
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