Olga H. Marchionne (nee Jarosz), 94 years old, passed away on November 26th. Beloved wife of the late Henry; most loving mother of Anne (the late David) Gardner, John Marchionne, and the late Paul and James Marchionne; proud and loving grandmother of Matthew (Anna) Gardner, Nicole Gardner, and Sophia Marchionne; most especially loving great grandmother of Dante Matthew Gardner; fond sister of Brother Roman Jarosz, FSC and the late Edward (Casmira), Benny, John (Ann), and Henry (Barbara) Jarosz; fond aunt of many; dearest friend and neighbor to many in her life including her dear and best friend and sister-in-law from her young days at St. Hedwig's orphanage, Casey Jarosz; dear daughter to the late John and Julia Jarosz.
Olga was a gentle, kind, and loving person who truly lived in the moment. To say she will be missed is an understatement. There will be a space in this world and in the hearts of all that her life touched that no one can fill.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to all of the wonderful people in Olga's life who loved and cared for her, including her neighbors on Berenice Street. Extra thanks to Anna Gardner for being Grandma Olga's loving caregiver and making her days so much brighter and happier along with her sidekick Dante Gardner who was not only Olga's great grandson but bestie. She would always say "I had a great day with them, they make me so happy." Also to Nicole Gardner for the endless time you spent with your grandma. She described you as "a great gift in her life and to this family." Anna, Dante, and Nicole you were Grandma Olga's angels for sure. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. at Cooney Funeral Home located at 3918 W. Irving Park Rd. in Chicago. Funeral Saturday, prayers at 9:15 a.m. going to St. Bartholomew Church for Mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please do something kind or helpful for someone as Olga would do and sing a verse or two of "You Are My Sunshine" or "Lulajze Jezuniu" which is a Polish Christmas Carol Lullaby she sang to her children when they were babies with her beautiful singing voice. Any donation to The Mercy Home for Boys & Girls http://www.mercyhome.org/ are appreciated. For information please call 773-588-5850 or visit www.cooneyfuneralhome.com