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Record #: R2011-507   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 4/13/2011 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 4/13/2011
Title: Tribute to late Loretta W. Chlopek
Sponsors: Mell, Richard F.
Attachments: 1. R2011-507.pdf
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MEMORIAL RESOLUTION HONORING LORETTA W, CHLOPEK
WHEREAS, It is with great sadness that the City Council of the City of Chicago has been informed of the death of Loretta W. Chlopek; and
WHEREAS, God in His infinite wisdom had chosen to call His precious daughter, Loretfa W. Chiopek home to her eternal reward at the age of eighty-four, Tuesday, May 5, 2009; and
WHEREAS, Born December 11, 1924, Loretta Willamennia was the loving daughter of Charles and Hannah Puis. She was the caring sister of fifteen siblings. During her lifetime, Loretta was affectionately known as "Willie", and "Lori" by her family and friends; after the birth of her grandchildren she was called "Nonnie"; and her second husband nicknamed her "Blondie"; and
WHEREAS, Loretta matured into a young woman filled with an abundance of grace, charm and wisdom and soon captured the heart of the man who was to become her husband, Samuel J. Rizzo, Sr. On January 9, 1948, Loretta Puis and Samuel J. Rizzo, Sr. were joined in marriage, vowing their faithfulness and love to one another; and to this union seven children were born. Sam and Loretta shared twenty-two years of happiness and togetherness with each other and their children. The Lord called her beloved husband, Sam, home June 9, 1970, at the age of forty-nine. Samuel J. Rizzo, Sr. was the founder and partner of A&J Truck Parts, Illinois Clutch Company and JATS Driveshaft; and
WHEREAS, Loretta, some of her children and grandchildren, who lived in three adjacent houses, remained residents in their grateful Little Village community for more than twenty-five years; and j
WHEREAS, On May 12, 1990 Loretta Rizzo and Kenneth Chlopek were united in Holy Matrimony. During their nineteen years of marriage, Ken and Lori shared memorable times with their 10 children, 22 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, Loretta's legacy is her family. She will always be remembered as a beloved wife, devoted and loving mother, wonderful and caring grandmother (No...

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