Patricia A. Alonzi (nee Conte, formerly Horn), 85, of Lyons, died peacefully on July 16, 2023 at her daughter Tricia’s home in Homer Glen due to her ongoing medical conditions.
While raising a family, Pat’s dedication was not only to family but community. She was one of the first women police radio dispatchers and worked for the Lyons Police Department for 13 years. She was also a Lyons village trustee for 12 years.
In Brookfield, she was best known as owner of Alonzi’s Villa, which she operated at 8828 Brookfield Ave. with her husband, Michael, from 1989 to 2002
She was the wife of the late Michael L. Alonzi; the mother of Deborah Horn, Edwin (Michelle, nee Milka) Horn Jr., Patricia, nee Horn (William Sr.) Nixon; grandmother of William Nixon Jr.; Ashley Nixon, Allison Nixon, Christopher Nixon, Jessica Jarosz, Justin Jarosz, Jeffery (Ylse, nee Bear) Jarosz; the great grandmother of Nathen VanDeveer, Tabitha Nixon, Beckham Nixon-Simonis and Julia Jarosz ; the sister of MaryLynn (David) Spicer, Gina Feagler and the late Lawrence Conte; and the aunt and great aunt of many.
A chapel service will be held on Friday, July 21 at 11 a.m. at Queen of Heaven Cemetery Committal Chapel, 1400 S. Wolf Road, Hillside. Entombment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Christ the King Mausoleum.
Memorials appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, 60601 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, Maryland, 21741.
Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.
Express condolences online at HitzemanFuneral.com. Send sympathy cards to Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 31st St., Brookfield, 60513, c/o the Patricia Alonzi family.