On Thursday, April 1st, 2021 Jacqueline Ounanian – Dayenian of Grayslake, Illinois; age 84; passed away suddenly at her home. Jackie was born in Marseille, France to parents Khatchadour Ounanian and Mariam Arakelian. When she was 21; she traveled overseas to the States. Shortly after, she resided in Waukegan, IL. While attending a Church event at St. George Armenian church; this is where Jackie met Steve – the love of her life. They got married on July 11, 1964 and have been married for over 56 years. Jackie was an active member of St. George Armenian church and part of the Women’s Guild. Jackie worked as a Supervisor at Pfanstiehl in Waukegan, IL; she worked many years at Marriott in Lincolnshire, IL; and had her own pastry business called “Jackie’s Pastries” in South Carolina. Her best job ever was raising her two children and later her four grand-children. Jackie is survived by her husband, Steve; many cousins, nieces, her children Manuel Dayenian of Grayslake, IL and Michelle Hahnlein (Jeffrey) of Lake Villa, IL and Grandchildren – Sabrina, Austin, Janey, and Zachery Hahnlein whom they lovingly call her Nana or Nanek. Her pure heart of gold will be cherished forever.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 and on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 10:00 am until 11:00am at St. George Armenian Apostolic Church, 1015 N. McAree Road, Waukegan, IL 60085. A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 11:00am at St. George Armenian Apostolic Church, 1015 N. McAree Road, Waukegan, IL 60085. Interment will take place immediately following the funeral Mass at Northshore Garden of Memories, 1801 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, IL 60064. For more information, please call (847)223-8122.