Wendy M. Albanese (nee Meisner), 48, of Woodridge, formerly of North Riverside, died on Sept. 4, 2023. A 1993 graduate of Riverside Brookfield High School, she was a respiratory therapist for Hinsdale Hospital and previously worked for South Suburban Hospital.

Wendy was the daughter of the late Richard and the late Phyllis Meisner. She was the mother of Gabriella Albanese and Angelina Albanese; the sister of Patricia (Donald) Markus and Linda Gorgan; the aunt of Amy (Richard) Bain, Brittany (Eric) Campbell, Kellie (Joseph) Williams, Michelle (Christopher) Kulawiak, Donald (Brittany) Markus Jr., Marisa Markus, Samantha Gorgan, Keri Gorgan, Frank Holdman and John Holdman, Richard Bain III, Natalee Campbell, Olivia Bain, Audrey Bain, Emma Williams, Madelyn Williams and James Campbell; and the niece and cousin of many. 

Visitation was held on Sept. 11 and a funeral service was held on Sept. 12 at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 W. 31st St., Brookfield, followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

Memorials appreciated to the family. Information: 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com