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Barbara L. Cellini - 78

Flossmoor, IL

Barbara L. Cellini nee Embry. Age 78. Lifelong Flossmoor and Chicago Heights resident. Attended Bloom High School. Studied Homeopathy at University of Minnesota. Barbara worked alongside her husband Tom at Broadway Auto Rebuilders until being the Founder of the Thomas Cellini Huntington’s Foundation which continues today to help all those with Huntington’s Disease.  Beloved wife for 56 years of the late Thomas. Loving mother of Thomas “Tiger” (Michele) Cellini, Gia (Kurt) Cellini Rodrigues, Maria (Matthew) Cellini Alberico, Cara Cellini and the late Alisa Maria Cellini Gosney. Proud grandmother of Jenna, Thomas and Anthony Cellini, Jacob, Jillian and Jonathan Gosney, Joseph, Mario, Dominic, Geno and Bella Rodrigues, Elia, Cecilia and Dario Alberico, and Luca Matokar. Great grandmother of Jackson Orlick. Daughter of the late Ruby Lorine nee Harrell and Charles Embry Sr. Sister of Linda (Andres) Castillo and the late Elmer (Martha) Embry, Charles Embry, Donald Embry and Betty (late Richard) Winsted. Aunt and friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th St (US rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Friday February 5, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Saturday February 6, 2021 9:15 am from funeral home to Infant Jesus of Prague Church, Flossmoor. Mass 10:00 AM. Private entombment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Barbara’s name to the Thomas Cellini Huntington’s Foundation at would be appreciated by the Cellini Family. Due to the pandemic, 25 people at a time, masks must be worn and social distancing is required when inside the funeral home. Info 708-481-9230 and

Due to the Pandemic attendance restrictions at Church, To View the Live Stream Funeral Mass for Barb please go to our facebook page Phillip Panozzo (Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home) on Saturday Febraury 6th at 10:00 AM


  • Joann Lindholm

    on 02/03/21

    So happy to have had the pleasure of being Barbs friend if only for the past 10 years. She embraced me with her friendship and shared her family memories, homeopathy knowledge, became a good customer of my business and called when she needed too.

    im sorry to not be able to be with her now but will continue to keep her in my thoughts and prayers. 

  • Dee Bratton

    on 02/03/21

    Barb was many things to many people.  But I will never forget her friendship and kindness towards my sister, Pam Watts, who had Huntington's Disease.  Pam and I had the privilege of working with Barb in her office for a very brief time, until the drive to and from Lockport got to be too much.  She always loved my sister and always encouraged me as a caregiver.   Her Spring Fling was always looked forward to as our big spring event.  She also loved my niece, Jaimee.    While I am far away in distance now, she will be greatly missed by me.    If ever there were a larger than life persona, it was Barb. Rest In Peace Barb.   No one deserves that more than you.  My deepest condolences to all of her family and friends.  

  • Julia Johnson

    on 02/03/21

    Barb was a powerhouse of strength, wisdom and generosity. Having family with Huntington's disease brought us together and she will now live on in the hearts of the many, many people who were blessed to have had her in their lives. I will miss her, so many will miss her. My thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to all of her family. May God's peace be with you all.


  • Dave Rumple

    on 02/05/21

    To the Cellini Family - so sorry for your loss.  Thoughts and prayers for the entire family.

  • Maria Petrarca Zerante

    on 02/05/21

    So sorry for your loss. 

    She was very special.  She was a help to me and answered many questions years ago.  A tireless worker.  Barbara will defintely be missed. 

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