Genevieve V. Burchi, age 98, of Niles, died Saturday, July 11, 2009, at Lexington Healthcare in Bloomingdale.
She was born April 17, 1911 in Green Bay, Wisconsin to Joseph and Della (Lucia) LaFontaine.
Genevieve was valued former employee of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in Skokie for 20 years, where she had worked as a supervisor. She was also a hairdresser, operating a shop at her home in Niles.
An avid bingo player, she also enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas and playing the slot machines.
She was a member of Our Lady of Ransom Church in Niles, and also attended Mass with her son Eugene at St. Joseph Church in Round Lake.
Survivors include two sons, Eugene (Marcia) Burchi of Round Lake, and Ralph (Mary) Burchi of Hanover Park; three grandchildren, Ted Burchi of Racine, WI, Jennifer Burchi of Hanover Park, and Nicole Burchi of Hanover Park; and a great grandchild, Riley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clemente Burchi on Nov. 30 1998, two brothers, Art and Will, and a sister, Violet.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home, 222 N. Rosedale Court, Round Lake, IL 60073.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 114 N. Lincoln Avenue, Round Lake.
Interment will be in Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville, IL.
Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631 would be appreciated by her family.
Friends may send an on-line condolence to the family at www.justenfh.com. For information, please call the funeral home at 847-546-3300.