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Eva R. Planera - 85

Chicago Heights

Eva Romana Planera nee Cipolla. Age 85. Long-time Chicago Heights resident, emigrated in 1958 from Amaseno, Provincia di Frosinone, Italy.  Retired seamstress from Stead Textile and, later, Roseland Draperies.  Wife of 61 years to the late Thomas Planera.  Mother of Thomas (Gayle) Planera, Rita Planera, Teresa (Marco) Bravo, and Romana (Michael) Malinowski.  Grandmother of Alessandra (Mark) Welsh, Thomas J. Planera, Adam P. Clayton, Madeline M. Clayton, and Paige E. Malinowski. Great-grandmother of Helen Ann Welsh.  Daughter of the late Teresa nee Gerardi and Amerigo Cipolla. Sister of Antonio (Rose) Cipolla, Anna (late Angelo) Palombi, the late Giuseppe (Giuseppina) Cipolla, and Marisa Cipolla.  Beloved Zi’ Eva to many nieces and nephews, and friend to many.  Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th Street (US Rte. 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Thursday February 18th from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Funeral Friday 10:15 am from funeral home to Infant Jesus of Prague, Flossmoor. Mass 11:00 AM. Internment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Eva’s name to residential facility of Adam:  Monarch Lifeworks, 22001 Fairmount Blvd., Shaker Hts., OH 44118; Donate — Lifeworks ( would be appreciated by the Planera family. Due to the pandemic 50 people at a time, masks must be worn and social distancing 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 Eva please go to our Facebook page - Phillip Panozzo (Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home) on Friday February 19th at 11:00 AM


  • Luciano Panici

    on 02/13/21

    Our deepest condolences to the Cipolla/Planera 

     Family on the passing of Eva.

    Luciano, Mary, Joanna Panici


  • Luciano Panici

    on 02/13/21

    Our deepest condolences to the Cipolla/Planera 

     Family on the passing of Eva.

    Luciano, Mary, Joanna Panici


  • Bruno and Lucia Brutto

    on 02/14/21

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your mother Eva Planera

    Bruno & Lucia Brutto


    on 02/15/21

    To Thomas and the Planera Family,

    Please understand that you have my sincere condolences.  I was very sorry to hear the news.

    Doug Cipriano

  • Mary Annerino

    on 02/18/21

    My deepest condolences to the Planera family. 

  • Tom Cartalino

    on 02/18/21

    So very sorry for loss of your mother. Sincere condolences to the Planera family.

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