Imelda R. Terrazino (nee Bresingham), 89, of Riverside, died peacefully on Jan. 12, 2019.

After her children were in school, Ms. Terrazino graduated from Rosary College and John Marshall Law School. A talented appellate lawyer for three Illinois attorneys general and the firm of Clausen Miller Chicago, she wrote briefs and presented arguments before the Illinois and federal supreme courts during her career. 

Her adventurous spirit took her traveling to 48 states, as well as North and Central America, Europe and Asia. She was also an avid reader, walker and curious student throughout her life. 

Ms. Terrazino was known for her patience, ability to explain anything and listen to someone as if they were the only person in the room. Her children will especially miss her as their best friend.

She was the wife of the late Angelo S. Terrazino; the mother of Therese (Edward Bobowski), Kathryn, Stephen and David (Laura) Terrazino; the grandmother of Joshua Vondracek, Nicholas Anasinis and Christopher and Andrew Bobowski; the great-grandmother of Brandon Vondracek, Gavin, Braxton and Nico Anasinis; the sister of John (Barbara) Bresingham and Agnes (the late Richard) Cimbalista; the late Mary and Anne Bresingham, Dolores Knapp, and Rita (Joseph) Terrazzino and an aunt to many beloved nieces and nephews.

A memorial gathering will be planned in 2019 for extended family and friends.

Cremation Society of Illinois handled arrangements.