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Colette Vivian Kallianis
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Colette Vivian Kallianis, nee Carey

Age 85, of Evergreen Park, IL, died peacefully on February 3rd, surrounded by family. She is survived by her devoted husband, James; her six children, Mary (Edward) Dahl, James (Andrea), John (Lynn), Peter (Patricia), Karen (Anton) Lessmeister, and Ann Marie; her grandchildren Patricia (Nicholas) Rojek, Michael, James, Daniel, Madeline, Emma, Tony, McKenna, Olivia, Rachel, Allison, Thomas, Adam, and Matthew; her great-grandchildren Evelyn and Nicholas. She was a fond Aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and three siblings, Francis “Bud” (Joan), Edward (Joyce), and Mary Catherine (Richard) Hourihan; Colette was born to Frank J. and Frances V. Carey (nee Kearns) on June 9, 1932 in Chicago. She attended Longwood Academy and Mundelein College. She married James Henry Kallianis on October 5, 1957 in Chicago and they had very recently celebrated 60 wonderful years together surrounded by extended family and friends; Colette was very proud of her work as a Chicago Public School teacher. She loved to spend time with her family talking and laughing. She was an avid fan of Notre Dame football and any team from Chicago, but especially the Bears. She was a wonderful example to her children of how to be a good parent and a good spouse. She was adored by her husband and her family; Visitation Wednesday 3:00 to 9:00 p.m.; Funeral Thursday, 9:30 a.m. from Curley Funeral Home, 6116 W. 111th Street, Chicago Ridge to Most Holy Redeemer Church, 9525 S. Lawndale Ave., Evergreen Park; Mass 10:30 a.m.; Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery; In lieu of flowers, donations to Misericordia or Mercy Home for Boys and Girls would be appreciated; For Funeral info 708-422-2700, or

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3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Curley Funeral Home

6116 West 111th Street
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415





10:30 AM
Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church

9525 Lawndale Ave
Evergreen Park,, IL 60805





12:00 PM
Mount Olivet Cemetery

2755 W 111th St,
Chicago, IL 6065


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