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OBITUARIES:  (published Nov. 29, 2018)

Nicholas J. Chenier
Nicholas J. Chenier of Hinsdale died Nov. 24, 2018.
   Nicholas, 28, was a 2008 graduate of Hinsdale Central High School, where he ran track and played football, serving as one of the team’s captains his senior year. He went on to play football at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where he earned a degree in finance and was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.
   He was a district sales manager at James Hardie Building Products, where he had worked for six years.
   He is survived by his parents, Paul and Vida Chenier; his siblings, Angelique (Faraz) Baluch, Ricardo Olivan and Elizabeth (El Cid Balitaan) Chenier; his niece, Sydni Baluch; his nephews, Adam Baluch, and Sebastian Olivan; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
   Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at Sullivan Funeral Home, 60 S. Grant St. Hinsdale.
   A funeral Mass will be said at noon Saturday, Dec. 1, at St. Isaac Jogues Church, 306 W. Fourth St., Hinsdale.
   Interment is private.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at

Lucian Coltea
Lucian Coltea of Hinsdale, passed away peacefully on Nov. 16, 2018.
Lucian, 69, was born in Valcau de Jos, Romania, in 1949 to the late Gavrila and Victoria.
   The story of his life is the story of the American dream at its most inspiring. Overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds, Lucian rose from the humblest beginnings to become a deeply loved and respected patriarch of his family and pillar of his community. He was respected, admired, kind, generous, devoted and deeply loving. He wanted to leave the world better than he found it, and through love and an unstoppable work ethic he accomplished that and much more.
   Lucian grew up in a small town in rural Romania. He had big dreams and was able to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in under five years’ time, landing a job as the youngest director at the country’s largest lighting manufacturer. As socialist Romania became more difficult to live in, he attempted escape, was imprisoned and tortured. Not to be deterred, Lucian made another attempt at escaping to give his family a better life and successfully made it to Austria in 1978, after 30 days of walking on foot without food or shelter.
   In the U.S., after months of living on the subway, he landed a job at a large engineering firm and eventually started his own business in real estate development.
He began humbly, but expanded quickly, buying older buildings and slowly transforming them — and the city itself — into works of art. But while many knew Lucian for his accomplishments, his greatest joy came from family.
   He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Aurica “Pusha” Coltea; his children, Claudiu Coltea, Julian Coltea and Roberta (Titus) Chira; his former spouse, Olimpia Warsaw, nee Ungurean; his siblings, Pastor Titus Coltea, Viorel (Stela) Coltea and Jeta (Petrica) Vidu; and his grandchildren, Edward and Roland Chira.
   A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. today, Nov. 29, at the Romanian Baptist Church of Chicago, 484 E. Northwest Highway, Des Plaines.
   Interment will be at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook.
   Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Elaine Biggs Dempesy
Elaine Biggs Dempesy, 91, a 62-year resident of Clarendon Hills, died Nov. 26, 2018.
   She was a 1945 graduate of Morgan Park High School, a 1949 graduate of University of Colorado and a 1975 graduate of Erikson Institute.
   An early childhood educator, she taught at the College of DuPage Early Childhood Program and the Bensenville Home Society’s Head Start program. Elaine was instrumental in the founding of the DuPage Children’s Museum, work she called her proudest achievement.
   She is survived by four daughters, Anne (Mark) Lee, Elizabeth Reis, Sue (Rick) Taylor and Catherine Dempesy-Sims; her four grandchildren, John Reis, Alyssa Lee, Bryce Piper and David Lee; one great-grandson, Oliver Lee; her brother, Alfred (Ruth) Biggs; and many nieces and nephews.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, George H. Dempesy; her daughter-in-law, Lucinda “Pete” Dempesy-Sims; and her sister, Phyllis Biggs Kultgen Piel.
   A funeral Eucharist will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Church of the Holy Nativity, 275 S. Richmond Ave., Clarendon Hills, with a reception following at the church.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St., Naperville, IL 60540.     

Susan M. Fredrickson
Susan M. Fredrickson of Hinsdale passed away Nov. 20, 2018.
   Sue, 71, was born in 1947 in Black River Falls, Wis., to Milo and Charlotte (Hyland) Rozehnal. She was the second of four children.
   Sue grew up in Glen Ellyn, graduated from Glenbard West as a member of the National Honor Society, attended the University of Wisconsin in River Falls, and graduated magna cum laude from Elmhurst College with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She was relentless in her pursuit of education.
   She married Jack M. Fredrickson, the man who cherished her every day since they first met, on Aug. 25, 1973. Five years later, she left full-time software development (following senior management positions with United Airlines, Telemed, Baxter Laboratories and Kraft International, and after being named one of Chicago’s 100 Outstanding Business Women) to deliver the first of their miracles, their son, Jack. Their second miracle, their daughter, Lori, came to them three years later. She continued to have a long, successful, fulfilling career as an independent software developer, but her priority was her family.
   Relentlessly supportive of their children, she raised them to become bright, caring, successful adults, and was a constant role model for the whole family. She graces every element of their lives.
   Sue is directly descended from two of the Mayflower passengers, the first of their children to be born in New England, soldiers who fought in the Revolutionary War and the sister of the first president of the Continental Congress. She was an active member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, the National Society of New England Women and the National Huguenot Society.
   She was a talented pianist, a competitive bridge player and most importantly, a devoted and caring wife and mother.
   She loved classical music, traveling and gardening, but she loved nurturing her family most of all.
   She is survived by her husband, Jack; her son, Jack; her daughter, Lori; her sister, Donna Rozehnal; her brothers, John (Pamela) Rozehnal and Milo (Teri) Rozehnal Jr.; and many extended family members.
   Family and friends will be welcomed from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Sullivan Funeral Home, 60 S. Grant St., Hinsdale.
   Interment was private.

Robert Joseph Guido
Robert Joseph Guido, 52, a lifelong resident of Hinsdale, passed away Nov. 21, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.
   He was born to parents Joseph J. Guido and Marguerite, nee McGrath, in 1966 in Chicago.
   He graduated from Hinsdale Central High School in 1984. He double majored in business and political science at Dominican University. He also graduated with a master’s in business administration and aviation from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He spent the last six years of his career as manager of vision operation before retiring from Gogo Ltd. He enjoyed soccer and traveling the world with his family. Robert was honored to be known as an Eagle Scout.
   Robert met Staci Klepacki in 1988. They were married on May 30, 1992, in Davie, Fla.       Together they raised five daughters.
   He was preceded in death by his father Joseph J. Guido.
   He is survived by his wife, Staci Guido; his daughters, Emily, Paden, Samantha, Olivia and Reagan Guido.; his mother, Marguerite Guido; his siblings, John (Becky) Guido, Mary Guido (Paul Robert) Wilkinson and Matthew (Alyssa) Guido; his nieces and nephews,  Melissa Guido Smith, Ellie, John Patrick, Michael, Thomas, Phoebe and Ryder Joseph Guido and Charlotte and John Robert Wilkinson.
   A funeral mass was held Nov, 26 at Notre Dame Parish in Clarendon Hills.
   Interment was at Camden Cemetery in Camden, Ind.
   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the children’s education fund at Hinsdale Bank & Trust, in care of Jon Harris, 25 E. First St., Hinsdale, IL 60521.
   Arrangements by Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale.

Carol M. Madigan
Carol M. Madigan, née Malloy, died peacefully at her home in Hinsdale on Nov. 25, 2018.
   She was born in Chicago and raised in Glen Ellyn and River Forest. She attended Trinity High School in River Forest, where many lifelong friendships began. Carol earned degrees from Marymount College, Tarrytown, N.Y., and Lewis University College of Law, Glen Ellyn.
   As a young mother during the 1960s, Carol worked with some of her dearest friends in support of residents at St. Coletta’s of Illinois and the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. School for the Mentally Handicapped. They chaired benefit galas, helped at the school, and volunteered at the first Special Olympics in 1968. She served others joyfully her entire life.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmett P. Malloy Sr. and Genevieve D. Malloy; her brothers, Emmett P. Malloy Jr. and John R. Malloy; and her husband, Joseph D. Madigan, Jr.
   She is survived by her three children, Joseph D. (Eileen, nee Hartigan) Madigan, John E. (Jennifer, nee Winn) Madigan and Maria M. (Patrick V.) Kelly; her 13 grandchildren, Mary Carol, Joseph, Michael Emmett, Kathryn, John Emmett, Therese, Daniel, Genevieve, Helen, Christine, Michael Joseph, Patrick Emmett and Caroline Rose; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
   Visitation is from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Sullivan Funeral Home, 60 S. Grant St., Hinsdale.
   A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 306 W. Fourth St., Hinsdale.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Mary Ann Malloy, MD Career Enrichment Fund at the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation, 155 E. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126;  Aid for Women, 8 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1418, Chicago, IL 60603; or St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 306 W. Fourth Street, Hinsdale, IL 60521.


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