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Christine R. O'Brien
08/29/2020
Location
Willowbrook
Visitation
Private family visitation.
Services
Wednesday September 2nd, Mass 10:00 am at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, Hinsdale.
Burial Location
Private family entombment at Resurrection Cemetery Mausolem.

Christine R. O’Brien, (nee: Baniewicz) age 88, at rest August 29, 2020.  Devoted wife of the late Francis R. O’Brien for 42 years.  Loving mother of Diane O’Brien, Linda (Renard) Narcaroti, Raymond (Pamela) O’Brien, Colleen Kirchoff, and James (Rasa Knox) O’Brien. Grandmother of Kate (Brock) Marlborough, Erin (Kevin) Bartnik, Daniel O’Brien, Courtney O’Brien, Shannon O’Brien, Casey O’Brien, Greggory Kirchoff, and Elizabeth Kirchoff.  Great-grandmother of Ruby Jean Marlborough.  

Christine was born in Chicago to Polikarp and Jenny Baniewicz. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Rita and Joseph.  She is survived by her sister, Veronica Siwek; and brothers, Ray Baniewicz, Frank Baniewicz, and Steve Baniewicz. 

Christine was a devote Catholic and always kept Jesus Christ close to her heart.  With all that life could present in 88+ years, including her 30-year battle with Parkinson, her faith never wavered. She believed in the power of prayers and it served her well.

Christine loved to travel and see what the world had to offer. She enjoyed seeing different cultures, but what really made it worthwhile was the life experiences along the way. For her, the destination was fine, but time spent with the ones she loved was the highlight of any of these travel adventures. 

Her other passions in life were dancing, golf (yes, she had a hole in one) playing cards with her sister, Ronnie and brother-in-law, Joe, and of course family parties.  Thank you for helping us laugh and smile as we reflect on a life well lived. 

Family and friends will gather on Wednesday September 2nd, for Mass 10:00 am at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 306 West Fourth Street, Hinsdale. Following the Mass, a private family entombment service will take place at Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131 or www.parkinson.org would be appreciated.

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