April Guerra Lydon

April 13, 1953July 5, 2018

April Guerra Lydon, 65, beloved wife of John Lydon; devoted mother of Christopher (Melissa) Liakopoulos and Natalie Liakopoulos; proud grandmother of Samantha, Alexander and Victoria; cherished daughter of Katherine, nee Morelos and the late Fred Guerra; loving sister of Josephine (Raul) Alvarez, Fred Guerra, Mike Guerra, Gilda (Craig) Nelson and the late Frank Guerra; also survived by many loving aunts, nieces and nephews. Visitation Wednesday 12:00 PM Noon until time of Chapel Service, 2:00 PM at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Lung Association will be appreciated. Info. 708-636-1193 or



  • Visitation Wednesday, July 11, 2018
  • Chapel Servcice Wednesday, July 11, 2018


  • Interment Private

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Gilda Nelson

July 11, 2018

My Dearest Sister April

Although I’m sad without you
And wish that you were here
within my heart your smile and laugh are bright and clear
I’ll treasure all the memories
Of growing up with you.
The secrets we always shared
The things sisters and best friends do.
I’m blessed to call you sister,
I also call you friend;
You’ve loved me unconditionally,
And stood through thick and thin.
You’ve shared my joys and sorrows,
My laughter and my tears.
You’ve been my inspiration,
As we grew up through the years.
You were a daughter, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, Auntie April and friend to so many too
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight,
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart, you were always kind.
Now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep.
Your life was a blessing
Your memory a treasure
You are loved beyond words
And missed beyond measure

Rest in peace, April
My Sister and best friend

Love always, Gilda

Lois Pacino

July 10, 2018

Dear April,

When I heard the news of your passing, I was stunned. I didn’t work close
with you, but we lockered next to each other and often times I would be
rushing in or you would doing the opposite 😍 We often chatted and laughed about some silly thing or another.. I will always remember your great smile😇 we all will miss. I know you are at peace and are being rewarded for all of your faith and a job well done on earth. Rest In Peace..
Amen! Sympathy and prayers to April Guerra Lydon ‘s entire family.

Lois Pacino

Dana Guerra

July 8, 2018

Auntie April,

There are no words to describe the grief I'm feeling. I always thought I would be able to come see you when I was well or you where better and finally put this distance between us to an end. You were my person growing up and now I can never make this right. I love you so much and I have always missed you dearly. I will always cherish and hold onto all the amazing childhood memories you gave me. I will value all the words of wisdom you tried so hard to instill in me. Thank you for loving me. You will forever be in my heart.


Isabel Minkalis

July 8, 2018

Isabel Minkalis

July 8, 2018

Isabel Minkalis

July 7, 2018

April, Thank you for all the memories. You made me laugh so many times. You comforted me when my brother passed away. You gave me sound advice when I asked. And as Karyn said, we had to earn your friendship. Glad I was one of them that was part of the circle of your friends. This is not the end but the beginning of the next journey. I know you will be waiting on the other side. You were the glue that held me, Karyn, and Lola together. Who else will ruffle our feathers. And that you did. LOL. Love you more than words can say. Eternally yours, Isabel V. Minkalis