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Eleanor (Durkin) Casella

Obituary

        Eleanor Casella , a Chicago native, was born on March 20, 1922 and passed away on August 21, 2021. She was the daughter of Patrick Durkin and Bridget O’Hara Durkin who both immigrated to Chicago from Sligo, Ireland. Eleanor was nine years old when her father, a Chicago Police Officer, was shot and killed in the line of duty. She graduated from Rosary College, (now Dominican University), and worked for Catholic Charities in the city for forty years. In 1970 Eleanor married James Casella with who she spent fifty years of life. She was the beloved aunt of three nieces and six nephews. Visitation, Saturday; August 28th from 9:00 A.M.- until time of service 10:30 A.M. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. For more info 312-225-8500.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
August 28, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Michael Coletta Sons
544 West 31st Street
Chicago, IL 60616

Chapel Service
Saturday
August 28, 2021

10:30 AM
Michael Coletta Sons
544 West 31st Street
Chicago, IL 60616

Interment
Saturday
August 28, 2021

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
6001 W. 111th St.
Alsip, IL 60803

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