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Jean D. Lena

July 27, 1931 August 28, 2020
Jean D. Lena
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Jean D. Lena nee Riccio, age 89, longtime resident of Oak Park passed away August 28, 2020. She was married to the love of her life for 53 years, the late Ronald C. who passed away in 2007. She was born in Chicago on July 27, 1931 to Eugene and Eulalia Riccio. Before retiring in 2005 Jean was proud of her 35+ years as a switchboard operator at West Suburban Hospital, known to many as “Operator Jean”. Before her career as an operator, she worked many years as a bridal dress consultant at Carson Pirie Scott and Gilmore’s department store. Jean loved cooking for her family and friends. She loved gardening and fixing and decorating her beloved home. Her kitchen door was always open, where you would find something good cooking on the stove and perhaps some lively conversation. Her Family was her world. She is survived by her children Karen (Frank) Cartwright, Richard (Kathy), Tom (Jennifer) and Diane Lena, grandchildren Lauren (Timothy) Trisler, Jean, Frank (Jamie) and Madeline, Charlie and Molly Lena, Christine, Matthew and Michael Lena and great-grandchildren Jack, Audra and Carmella. She was the sister of James (Joellen) and Eugene (Patricia) Riccio. She was also preceded in death by her granddaughter the late Maggie Cartwright and her sister the late Marie Wolande.
A visitation will be held Friday, September 4 from 9 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park. The funeral mass and interment will be private.

**Due to current COVID 19 restrictions, a maximum of 35 people will be allowed in the funeral home. To allow for others to pay their respects and to allow for social distancing we ask that people pay their respects and move on to allow others the opportunity. Masks are required.

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Visitation

Friday

4

Sep

9:00 AM 9/4/2020 9:00:00 AM - 10:15 AM 9/4/2020 10:15:00 AM
Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home

203 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Due to current COVID 19 restrictions, a maximum of 35 people will be allowed in the funeral home. To allow for others to pay their respects and to allow for social distancing we ask that people pay their respects and move on to allow others the opportunity. Masks are required.

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 South Marion Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States
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