Helene Fitzsimmons

Helene Fitzsimmons (nee Bralles), 72, a longtime resident of North Riverside, died April 1, 2023.

Ms. Fitzsimmons was born Aug. 31, 1950 and was a former valued employee of the Brookfield Zoo in the capacity of CFO. She enjoyed movies, plays, music concerts, family gatherings, outings of all kinds – especially to the casino.

She was the dearly beloved wife of the late Harold; the daughter of the late Dan and the late Connie Bralles; the cousin of Mary Lou Jacobs, Giene Maloney, Lynn Creedon and Liz Krage; a step mother to Liz (Tony) Natale, Greg (Marla) Fitzsimmons and Mary (Tom) Wilson; the step grandmother of Candie, Tony and Tori. She was also a special friend to Rich Hennessey, Peggy Devlin, Jennifer Schroeder and Ann Petric. 

Friends and family will gather for a memorial visitation on Friday, April 14 from noon to 2 p.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 7750 Cermak Road, Forest Park

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Helene’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Illinois, alz.org/illinois.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.woodlawnchicago.com.