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Hinsdale, Illinois |


OBITUARIES:  (published May 3, 2018)

Barbara Beré
Barbara Beré, 92, a longtime resident of Hinsdale, passed away April 24, 2018, at Amita Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.
   She was born to Dr. Van Dellen and Linnea Van Dellen in 1926 in Chicago. She graduated from DePauw University in 1947 and married James Beré in 1947. They were married 44 years until his death in 1992. She and her husband Jim were early members of Christ Church of Oak Brook, where she had been an active member for more than 50 years. She has been a generous contributor to many Christian and civic organizations, including one of the founding donors to Millennium Park in Chicago.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, James Beré.
   She is survived by her five children, Robert (Debbie), Jim (Sue), Dave (Karen), Lynn (Bob) Stine and Becky (Paul) Sigfusson; her 16 grandchildren; and her 22 great-grandchildren.
   A celebration of life was held April 30 at Christ Church of Oak Brook.
   Interment was at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hinsdale Young Life Eastern DuPage, 836 W. Hinsdale Ave., Hinsdale, IL  60521.
   Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Anthony Bruno Carmignani
Anthony Bruno Carmignani — Tony, to friends and family — passed away peacefully at home April 19, 2018, surrounded by family.
   He was born in Hinsdale in 1940 to his parents Bruno Angelo and Hazel Marie Carmignani, nee Larsen.
   Tony grew up in Clarendon Hills and attended Hinsdale Township High School, starring in football, basketball and baseball. An ROTC cadet, he continued his football and baseball career at Furman University in Greenville, S.C., where he met Ellen Virginia Pusser. In 1962, Tony graduated from Furman, he and Ellen were married in Chesterfield, S.C., and he became a biology teacher and tennis coach at Wade Hampton High School in Greenville. In 1964 Tony was commissioned an officer in the U.S. Army. A veteran of the Vietnam conflict, Tony served for seven years and was the recipient of the Army Commendation Medal, Bronze Star and National Defense Medal Viet Nam, Phase III TET and VN Counteroffensive Phase IV & V. 
   After resigning from the Army in 1971, Tony entered the insurance business in South Carolina. In 1974 he purchased a manufacturing company, Lorenzo’s Frozen Foods, in Westchester, and merged it with his father’s family meat-packing business. Tony moved his family back to his hometown area of Hinsdale, where he would run the business and remain active in the community for the rest of his life.
   He was a proud member of Union Church of Hinsdale, a trustee of the Community House, and one of the original Community House Players. Tony returned to his childhood church, Community Presbyterian Church of Clarendon Hills, after he and Ellen moved to Westmont in 2000.
   Tony was a friend to everyone he met, and had many, many treasured friendships from every part of his life.
   He was preceded in death by his younger brother, James Larsen Carmignani.
Tony is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ellen Virginia Carmignani, nee Pusser; his children, Jim (Kim) Carmignani, Dina Carmignani-Bunn and Timothy (Mary) Carmignani; his sister, Dorthe Carmignani; his grandchildren, Elizabeth Carmignani, Katherine (Daniel) Webster, Allison (Aaron) Biskie, Zachary Bunn, Jordan Bunn and Dixon Bunn; his nephew, Justin (Kim) Cody; and scores of close cousins, nieces and nephews.
   A celebration of Tony’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, Community Presbyterian Church, 39 N. Prospect Ave., Clarendon Hills, IL 60514. 
   Interment will be private at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook.
   Memorial donations may be made to the James L. Carmignani Scholarship Fund, 10 W. Chicago Ave., Hinsdale, IL 60521.
   Sullivan Funeral Home in Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Anthony James Foderaro
Anthony James Foderaro, 21, of Hinsdale died April 27, 2018.
   He was born in 1996 in Naperville.
   He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Peter Samame.
   He is survived by his parents, Jim and Cathy, nee Samame, Foderaro; his brother, Dominic Foderaro; his grandparents, George and Barbara Foderaro and Kathleen Samame; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. 
   Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside.
   All are asked to meet directly at St. John of the Cross Church, 5005  S. Wolf Road, Western Springs, for a funeral Mass at 11:15 a.m. Monday, May 7.
   Interment will be private. 
   In lieu of flowers, memorials to Partnership for Drug-Free Kids may be made online at

James Knepper
James “Jim” Knepper, 66, of Hinsdale, passed away April 26, 2018.
James was a devoted family man, a best friend and “Uncle Jimmy” to many. He was an avid fisherman and extremely dedicated to the health care industry for more than 35 years.
   He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Patricia, nee Preston; his children, Susan (Warren Tutwiler) Knepper, Jill (Jason Shenitzer) Knepper, James “Jimmy” (Amanda) Knepper, Joyce (Nick Lazzara) Knepper and John “Johnny” Knepper; his grandchildren, Lena Grace Knepper and a granddaughter on the way; his siblings, Patricia A. Knepper, Robert (Elizabeth) Knepper, John C. Knepper, Marilyn (Theodore) Kmiotek, the late Rita (James) Kibby, and the late William (Betty) Knepper. Brother-in-law to Robert Preston. Fond uncle of William “Billy” Knepper, Mary Tarasiewicz, James “Jimmy” Kibby, Dennis Kibby, Brian Kibby, Donna Golubiak, Colleen Kmiotek, Marla Knepper, Mark Knepper, Jeremy Preston, Kathleen Preston, Ellen Preston, Kelly Preston, and the late Debbie Knepper. Treasured and cherished friend of many. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Knepper and Dorothy L. Arp.
   A funeral Mass was said May 2 at St. Isaac Jogues Church in Hinsdale. Interment was private.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to, a cause near and dear to Jim’s heart.

Angeline K. Simonini
   Angeline “Ann” K. Simonini, nee Kufrin, died March 6, 2018.
   She was born in 1917 to Frank and Olga Kufrin.
Ann, 100, was a lifelong resident of Hinsdale, growing up on Oak Street. She attended elementary and high school in Hinsdale and was also a lifelong parishioner of St. Isaac Joques Parish, remembering fondly Father Tormey, the first pastor. Ann volunteered at the Hinsdale Hospital gift shop for 20 years and worked at Hinsdale Federal Savings and Loan for 21 years as their receptionist, greeting so many of local residents. Ann served the parish as a sacristan for many years.
   She and Eddie were blessed with a wonderful family and vacationed annually at Lake Geneva. She cherished her time bowling with her sisters and visiting the sick. She was a servant to all and a loving friend.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Joseph Simonini; her five sisters; and her son, Joseph Frank (Nancy).
   She is survived by her children, Edward Thomas (Sandra Wheat) Simonini and Barbara (Joseph) Vilmain; her grandchildren, Annette Simonini, Lesley (Dino) Inzerillo, Joseph (Susan) Vilmain, Edward (Nikki) Simonini, Michelle (Patrick) Johnson, Michael Simonini and Anthony Simonini; and her 11 great-grandchildren.
   Visitation is at 9 a.m. Friday, May 4, at St. Isaac Jogues Parish, 306 W. Fourth St., Hinsdale. A Mass will follow at the church at 10 a.m.
   Interment is at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
Sullivan Funeral Home in Hinsdale handled the arrangements.


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