Irene C. Messerges
Irene C. Messerges
  • November 4, 1918 - October 11, 2017
  • Downers Grove, Illinois

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Irene C. Messerges, age 98, passed away peacefully on October 11, 2017. Loving mother of Desi (Michael) Bakalis and the late Christopher (Joanne) Messerges; Beloved yiayia of Patty (Robert) Yadgir, Erin (Valentino) Colantuono, Jim Messerges, Jennifer (Joe) Locasto, and Jaclyn (Rich) LaPorte; Cherished great yiayia of Michael, Paul, Sofia, Marissa, Gianna, Abby, CJ, Isabella, and Khloe; Dear aunt, cousin, and friend to many. Irene was preceded in death by her siblings, George (the late Teddy), David (the late Angie), Nick (Rena), Alex (Atalanta), and Con (Bertha), along with her loving husband of 56 years, James Messerges. Irene was a member of the Downers Grove Women's Club, the Holy Apostles Philoptochos, and also spent time as a volunteer at Good Samaritan Hospital. Visitation from 3-9 PM on Thursday, 10/12, at Chapel Hill Gardens West Funeral Home, 17w201 Roosevelt Rd, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181. Funeral Service at 10 AM on Friday, 10/13, at Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church, 2501 S Wolf Rd, Westchester, IL 60154. Interment Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church.