Beverly A. Cianciola
Beverly Ann Cianciola, 74, a resident of Spring Grove and formerly of Hainesville, IL passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017 at her home. She was born August 20, 1943 in Chicago, IL to Joseph and Florence Latala. Beverly was a previous member of St. Gilbert Parish and was a retiree of Abbott Labs after 20 years of service. She enjoyed fishing and was an avid Cubs fan. Beverly is survived by her husband of 25 years, Raymond, her children Theresa Ann (Ron) Cianfichi, Linda Ann (Mike) Heckadon, Brian (Rebecca) Garrity, and Kevin Garrity, her grandchildren Rachel, Sarah, Emily, Patrick, Grace, Ashley, and Makayla, and her siblings Geri Artner, Judith (Dr. Thomas) Hebda, Joseph (Sue) Latala, Linda (John) Jasinski, Thomas (Donna) Latala, and Robert (Brenda) Latala. She was preceded in death by her parents. Friends of the family may visit at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 on Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The visitation will continue in the morning from 9:00am until 9:45am at the funeral chapel before the mass. The funeral mass is scheduled for Monday, November 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Northshore University Health Systems Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer 1033 University Place Ste 450 Evanston, IL 60201. For further information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.
So sorry for loss. You are in my prayers.
Brian and Kevin, so sorry to hear about your mom. Seems like only yesterday when she and I used to sit together at the sports game and cheer for you.
Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Since I am new to the family I didn’t get much time with Beverly. Much of what I learned of Beverly has come the last two weeks as I’ve been in Chicago to help Beverly, Brian, his brother Kevin and her husband Raymond, the love of her life.
This is what I have learned about Beverly, or Bev. She always said if Ray is Ray she is Bev. Bev was an amazing woman who raised two sons by herself. Two men who are devoted to their mother, to each other and to their own families. The boys as she always called them would do anything for their Ma and for each other. Love and loyalty she taught.
She worked at Abbot Labs for 20 years the Research department. I’m sure she had incredible stories of this time – it was the seventies and eighties.
Bev and Ray just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. Bev was the love of Ray’s life, and she of his. They had a long-distance relationship for many years before getting married in 1992. She was in Chicago raising the boys, Ray was in Kansas City for his job. Brain and I marveled at that – long distance with phone bills and letters, no FaceTime or texting. I loved hearing Bev talk about her courtship with Ray. Her eyes would light up.
I see love everywhere in this house. And decorations – Bev loved the Holidays. She would dress the house for every holiday from Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Ray took me to the basement to see the Holiday storage rooms (!!) and it was a wonderland. It gave me another level of respect for Bev. As Brian says you tell time in family pictures by the décor. It brought her joy and everyone that visited joy.
Oh and the pictures; she documented everything. Such a gift the family now has with all the memories. And in every picture Bev is smiling. My way to honor Bev will be to have lots of holiday decorations and always pictures, more pictures. An incredible woman.
I am so sorry to hear about Bev’s passing. I always remember her smiling face and laughter at Symons functions. She was a beautiful woman. Praying for God to comfort you in this time of grief.
To Bev’s love ones
Even thou I know of no words, to rid you of your pain. May our prayers strengthen us and our memories comfort us. At Isaiah 25:8; 26:19 we look forward, to seeing our love ones again as Almighty God, lovingly promises.
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