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Josephine Grutzius - 91

Chicago Heights, Illinois

Josephine Grutzius nee Spinozzi. Age 91. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Graduate of Bloom High School. Retired from Minnesota Fabrics as a Fabric Consultant. Wife for 53 years of the late Richard Grutzius. Mother of Steven (Sandra) Grutzius, Susan (Anthony) Christofanelli, Michelle (Frank) Pizzello, James (Roseann) Grutzius and Jeanne Grutzius. Grandmother of 18. Great grandmother of 20. Daughter of the late Laura nee Verrecchio and Frank Spinozzi. Sister of Dolores (Jan) Bissonnette and the late Frank Spinozzi. Aunt and friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th Street (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Wednesday January 3, 2024 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Funeral Thursday January 4, 2024 9:15 am from funeral home to Our Lady of the Heights/St Kieran Church, 724 195th Street, Chicago Heights. Mass 10:00 am. Burial Homewood Memorial Gardens, Homewood. Info 708-481-9230 and


  • Jeanne Grutziuua

    on 12/30/23

    You were the best and most wonderful mother a child could have,.  Your were always there when we needed you and your klove was unending,  you will truly be missed.  You had a wonderful life full of family and friends, Yoiur grandchildren and great grandchildren are a true legacy to you and dad.  So many wonderful people came from two loving people and we will remember you always. Enjoy being with ;Dad again i know he was waiting for you while watching over us,  we now have another angel watching over us.  Love you

  • Toni Grutzius Velez

    on 12/31/23

    Jo I can't say enough words to describe our relationship. You were the sweetest sister-in-law that I could have. Always there when I needed someone to listen to me, you were the best,and I will miss you greatly. Now you are with your family whom you loved greatly.



    Love You, Toni

  • George Yacup

    on 12/31/23

    I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you guys in our prayers and thoughts. Loss is never good, but the Lord gets us through it.

    The Yacup family

  • Deacon Dave Dutko

    on 01/02/24


    You are a very special person. The world has lost a truly blessed individual. 
    I will miss our weekly small faith gatherings and your wonderful contributions.

    I met you over twenty years ago, and in that time I never heard you become angry and raise your voice. A gift we should all try to acquire. 

    Rest in peace dear lady. 

  • Roe Arakelian

    on 01/03/24

    Sorry that I didn't know about Jo's passing. I certainly would have come to the funeral. She was a lovely person. 

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