Georgene Puccini

Georgene Puccini (nee Arrigoni), 88, of North Riverside, died on Aug. 23, 2016. 

Born on Jan. 25 1928, she married Frank Puccini, with whom she raised four children. Mr. Puccini preceded his wife in death.

Ms. Puccini is survived by her children, Donna Jean Puccini, Larry (Barbara) Puccini, Frank (Mary) Puccini and Laura Konopasek; her grandchildren, Jason (Carla) Puccini, Kaycee (Dan) Coles, Amy (Randy) Merkel, Rebecca (Jake) Allen, Michael Palenik, Jennifer Puccini, Mark Palenik and Anthony Puccini; her great-grandchildren, Evan Puccini, Molly Merkel, Austin Coles, Abigail Merkel, Benjamin Coles, Aubrey Merkel, Chase Coles and Brooks Allen; and her many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Francy (Mike) Palenik, and her siblings, Lucille Ball, Jerry Arrigoni and Rita Mae Arrigoni. 

Services have been held. Interment was at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.

Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.