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Helen G. Florczak

October 22, 2018

Helen G. Florczak, nee Nalepka, 90, beloved wife of the late Alexander A. Florczak; loving mother of Marie (Kent) Anderson, Janet (Ted) Timm, Alex, and Nancy (John) McDonagh; devoted grandmother of Alexandra (Codie) Lawrence, Zachary and Joshua Timm, Matthew and Lindsey Anderson, and Andy and Willie McDonagh; cherished aunt of many. The youngest of eight siblings, Helen was born and raised in the Noble Square area of Chicago. After graduating from high school, she worked at Montgomery Ward, where she made many dear friends. She eventually moved to the Mayfair neighborhood with her husband, Alex, where they raised their four children. A long-time resident and active member of St. Edward parish, Helen enjoyed singing in the church choir. She worked for many years at Bankers Life and Casualty before retiring. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, Hallmark movies, and her dear cat, Oreo. A proud and loving grandma, Helen will be remembered for her kind heart and her devotion to her family and her faith. Visitation Thursday 3–9 p.m. at Cooney Funeral Home, 625 Busse Hwy., Park Ridge. Funeral Friday, prayers at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home, to St. Paul of the Cross, 320 S. Washington, Park Ridge, for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment Maryhill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Catholic Charities ( or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ( are appreciated. For information please call 847-685-1002 or visit

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