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Orland Funeral Home

9900 W 143RD ST, Orland Park, IL

OBITUARY

Dorothea A. Greco

November 1, 1928January 24, 2020
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Dorothea A. Greco, nee Noffke, age 91, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Barty Greco; Loving mother of Sharon (Gregory) Gurka, Diane (Bruce) Colravy; and Mark (Kimberly) Greco; Cherished grandmother of Sherry (Tony) Poer, Amy Gurka, Daniel (Christy) Gurka, Elizabeth Colravy, Edmund Colravy, Mark (Molly) Greco, Jr., and Michael Greco; Great-grandmother of Conrad, Chloe, Emalyn, Gannon, and Kamryn; Dear aunt, cousin, and friend to many. Dorothea was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert and Henry Noffke. Visitation will be from 3-9 PM on Monday, January 27th, at Orland Funeral Home, 9900 West 143rd Street, Orland Park. A Funeral Service will be held at Orland Funeral Home at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, January 28th before processing to Good Shepherd Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 27, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 28, 2020
  • Interment Tuesday, January 28, 2020

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Sandy Daley

January 26, 2020


Sharon, Diane, Mark and families, Gene and I are sorry that we will not be able to return to the Chicago area for Aunt Dor’s services. I have a few early memories of her that I’d like to share.
In 1965 when I was 4 years old, my sister Jan was born. When my Mom went to the hospital, my parents dispersed us five kids to different households for the week that she was gone. I went to Aunt Dor and Uncle Barty’s home. Now 54 years later, I wish I had more memories from that week, but I will share what I do remember.
As a 4-year-old, I felt very welcomed to be in Aunt Dor’s kind, gentle and loving care. Because of this, I was not afraid to be away from my family, as you can imagine a young child would be.
I remember sitting at her kitchen table with my back to the wall. I watched Aunt Dor prepare a special treat. It was chocolate pudding, but it was unlike any chocolate pudding I’d ever had. She was preparing it on the stove. She called it “cooked pudding”. In our busy household, we’d only ever had instant pudding. I still remember the warm, wonderful taste. As I grew older, I was finally able to prepare my own cooked pudding and have thought of this warm moment with Aunt Dor every single time.
After that week in Aunt Dor’s care, she always went out of her way to make me feel very special, when I saw her. I will always appreciate this about her.
In my early days of marriage, I received a hand me down. It was a beautiful antique oak desk that was Aunt Dor’s when she was a child. I refinished it, and over the years, it has moved with us from house to house. It currently sits in our late 1880’s Colorado home, in our front foyer. I feel honored to have this lovely desk and its constant reminder of my lovely Aunt. Rest in peace Aunt Dor, love to you, my Dad and Uncle Hank.

Edwina,Barb,Mike Greco

January 26, 2020

Our condolences to the family.Rest in peace Aunt Dor.

Mark Greco

January 26, 2020

Jeanine Rosell

January 25, 2020

Jeanine Rosell

January 25, 2020

Jeanine Rosell

January 25, 2020

Aunt Dor- You will be missed.

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