Florence Palazzini

ESSEX, Ill. — Mrs. Florence Palazzini, 91, of Essex, Ill., passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at her home.

Born June 1, 1921, in Diamond, Ill., to the late James and Jenny (Enrietta) Dvorak, Mrs. Palazzini was a member of the St. Larwrence O’Toole Catholic Church in Essex.

Florence enjoyed her ceramics and loved to bake and cook. Her family, including her grandchildren and great-grandson, were the love of her life.

Surviving are four daughters, Myrna (the late David) Latham of Bloomington, Ill., Sandra (Donald) Halpin of Reddick, Ill., Marsha (Danny) Ford of Essex, and Susan (Allen) Sandusky of Tinley Park, Ill.; five grandchildren, Ryan (Danielle) Latham, Lindsay (Jason) Pualoa, Aaron (Nicole) Halpin, Ashley (Alex) Boone, and Austin Sandusky; one great-grandson, Mason Halpin; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Dvorak of Essex, and Eleanor Gagliardo of Coal City, Ill; a special friend, Josephine; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Telio O. Palazzini; one grandson, Ryan David Latham; one brother, James Dvorak Jr.; and one sister, Marie Johnson.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd., Braidwood Chapel, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood, Ill. Funeral services will be from the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Saturday to the St. Lawrence O’Toole Catholic Church, Essex, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Braidwood, Ill.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Latham, Austin Sandusky, Aaron Halpin, Lindsay Pualoa, Ashley Boone, and Mason Halpin.

Memorial donations in Mrs. Palazzini's name may be made to the St. Lawrence O’Toole Catholic Church, Essex Lions, or Essex Volunteer Fire Department.

Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rwpattersonfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd., Braidwood.