Cecile G. Caravello nee Russotto
Was born on May 17th, 1937 and
Passed away April 14, 2021
Beloved wife of the late Vincent T. Caravello; Devoted mother of Denise (Thomas)Schild, Stephen and Paul; Dearest Nana to Katrina(Katie) Graves, Joshua (Kelly) Schild and Ashley Caravello; Great Nana to Emma and Lilly Schild; Dear sister of the late Anthony (Patricia) Russotto, Annette Russotto, the late Michele Reichl, and Dr Peter (Becky) Russotto; Fond Aunt, Cousin and Friend to many who will miss her.
Cecile was a mom even before she became a mom. She was mom to her two youngest siblings. She told the family how she would get up in the middle of the night for the feeding of her little brother so her mom could sleep. I believe this is the deep bond that developed between Peter and her. She also would tell how she would bring them on their dates when Vince and Cecile were dating.
Once she had her own children she immersed in taking care of others. She loved cooking and caring for her home. She was a marvelous cook, everyone looked forward to her Sunday dinners. Everything she cooked was with such perfection.
She began working again on a Part Time basis at the Itasca Bank, selling license plates
That led to a career in banking with various jobs. She loved working, she loved math and accounting so it was a perfect fit. She was so good with the numbers, she continued to do her own taxes on her own computer even when it got more complicated. She accepted the challenge.
Cecile held on to her Chicago roots through her beloved Chicago Cubs, She followed all their games, It was her greatest dream come true when they won the world championship,
Cecile and Vince bought a little piece of property down in southern Illinois for their retirement, 55 acres. They would go down there whenever they could up to their retirement. Then they built their retirement home down there. Cecile embraced the country life by finding new friends with the church and a group called Red Hat Ladies They go out to lunch and talk. She met a whole new circle of friends.
Cecile was Vince’s main caretaker during their retirement, after his passing. She began her bucket list for travel and never looked back. She took countless trips not only statewide but worldwide.
Cecile also enjoyed playing her cards with lady friends. She maintained all of her friendships even through COVID. She saw some of them at Sunday mass.
Cecile stayed very active until the hemorrhagic stroke succumbed to her in early April.
She fought hard, but God had a different plan for Cecile.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Stroke Association.
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