“Our family would like to thank you for all your help during our time of loss. We were very impressed with how everything was handled — from your quick response the night of J’s passing — quick and with great respect in removing him from our home, to the processing of all the paperwork and details and to how wonderful he looked at the final private viewing for our family. It meant a lot that we could all be together to see him one final time. Thank you again for everything.”
— The S. Family
Matilde Giovanna Guerra Vanzo
March 12, 1914 - September 03, 2012
Matilde Giovanna Guerra Vanzo was born March 12, 1914 in Vestone, Italy and died September 3rd 2012 in Naperville, Illinois at St Patrick’s Residence. Matilde lived a remarkable life as a daughter, sister, mother grandmother and great grandmother through the great events of the 20th century. She ran her family’s hotel and restaurant business in Italy from the great depression through World War II before immigrating to the United States in 1951 with her family. As an American citizen she lived and worked in Belleville, NJ before retiring to Naperville, IL in 1985. Matilde was the beloved daughter of Emanuele Guerra and Lucia Laffranchi and the sister of Luigina, Dolores and Fausto and the beloved mother of Lucetta and wife of Rinaldo Vanzo.
Matilde is survived by her daughter, Lucetta and her husband George Bianchi; her grandchildren, Raymond and Waltraud (spouse), Giuliana and George (spouse) and Jon-Paul; and her great grand children, Chiara, Luca and Emmanuela.
Visitation will be Thursday, September 6, 9:00 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial begins at 10:00 AM at the Our Lady of Angels Chapel at St Patrick’s Residence, 1400 Brookdale Rd, Naperville. Future inurnment will be alongside her husband at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, NJ.
For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to Matilde’s life, memorials to St Patrick’s Residence, 1400 Brookdale Road, Naperville, Illinois 60563 would be greatly appreciated.