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Jeannine Gilfoy - 92

Chicago Heights, Illinois



Jeannine J. Gilfoy nee Pheanis. Age 92. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Graduate of Loretto Academy. Received her B.A. in Teaching from Northern Illinois University. Retired school teacher from Chicago Heights School District 170. Wife for 54 years of the late Robert D. Gilfoy Sr. Mother of Pamela (William) Uline, Mary Beth (David) Armour, Nancy (Vincent) Podnar and the late Robert D. Gilfoy, Jr. Grandmother of Dr Mark (Valerie Lamott) Uline, Mary Kay Cooper, William John (Jennifer) Uline, Amanda (Christopher) Koehler, Dr Lauren (Keith) Kellenberger, and Dr Trent (Dr Kelsey) Podnar.  Great grandmother of Laila, Eli, Natalia Uline, Oakley Koehler, Luke and Grant Kellenberger and Brynn Podnar. Daughter of the late Vera nee Mackler and Mark Pheanis.  Sister of the late Jack (Ruth) Pheanis. Aunt and friend of many. Memorial gathering at Our Lady of the Heights Church (St Kieran Church) on Saturday June 18, 2022 from 10:00 am until time of Funeral Mass 11:00 am. Inurnment private. Info Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, Chicago Heights 708-481-9230 and


  • Karla Bramstadt

    on 06/13/22

    My second mother, I can't believe you're gone. My heart is breaking. Love you so much

  • James A Leader

    on 06/14/22

    Sorry for your loss. Your mom was a good person and a good friend of my mom. May she rest in peace.
  • Paulette Ciaccio

    on 06/14/22

    Jeannine, my sweet dear friend. May you soar high with the angels and May you have nothing but Aces and lots of meld  in your heavenly pinochle games. Your twinkling eyes and warm smile will be deeply missed. My deepest sympathy to your wonderful family. May their memories bring them comfort in the days and months ahead.  

  • Terry Gilfoy

    on 06/17/22

        To Pam, Mary Beth, Nancy and your wonderful families. Diane and I mourn the passing of your Mom, our Aunt Jeannine. I remember all the fun we had at backyard barbecues at your houses on Dixie Hwy and our house in Park Ridge. Also Gilfoy family reunions and at Grandma and Grandpa's house on the hill and Waupaca. I'll never forget the sound of the back screen door slamming   "whack!" Over and over all day long. I'm reminded that I'm not the first Gilfoy boy to marry a curly haired, vivacious Daughter of France. She was an educator, her laugh was infectious, she had joy in your successes and when she put her hands on her hips and said   "Terrence Gilfoy!!" to an unruly kid, you knew you had stepped over the line!                               I hope as time passes your pain will go away and all of you can treasure the good times. She is unforgettable!        Love, Terry

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