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Charles Paran

Visitation Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Visitation Time: 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Funeral Home: Salerno's Galewood Chapel
Place of Funeral: Chapel Service at Salerno's Galewood Chapels
Funeral Notes: Family and friends are asked to begin gathering at the funeral home at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday morning.
Interment: Queen of Heaven Cemetery

Charles “Mike” Paran; Beloved husband of the late Mary A. Paran;
Devoted godfather of Ruth Stella, Gemma Gliori, Daniel Schimel and Christine MacMillan; Loving son of the late Charles and the late Josephine; Fond cousin and friend to many; Funeral Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at Salerno’s Galewood Chapels, Ralph Massey Funeral Director, 1857 N. Harlem Ave., Chicago. Chapel Service at 10:00 a.m. Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Visitation on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the funeral home from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. Please omit flowers. For info (773) 889-1700

Funeral Home

Salerno's Galewood Chapel

Phone: 773-889-1700
Address: 1857 N. Harlem Ave Chicago Illinois, 60707

Church Details

Chapel Service at Salerno's Galewood Chapels

Phone: (773) 889-1700
Address: 1857 N. Harlem Ave. Chicago Illinois, 60707
Service Date: May 23rd 2019
Funeral Time: 10:00 am

Interment Details

Queen of Heaven Cemetery

Phone: (708) 449-8300
Address: 1400 S Wolf Rd. Hillside IL , 60162


Posted by:
Amber Hartema

Posted on:
Friday, May 24, 2019

Death is weird. Death is sad. Death is inevitable. There isn’t a day of my life I can remember without this man it. He always did anything and everything for me without a second thought, I didn’t even have to ask. He raised my brother and I so proudly. Every accomplishment I made he made sure to tell me how proud he was of me & the great things I’d do in life. He taught me so many life lessons that have helped immensely. He taught me how to drive, how to say the right things in interviews, how to make school a first priority. Most importantly he taught me how to love everyone as much as I was able to, if not more. This man didn’t have a bad bone in his body and it showed. If you were in Mikes life you know how much an impact he made. There’s a life time of things I could say but I’m cherishing them in my heart. I’ll love you forever & don’t worry I’ll always assume everyone’s an idiot while driving.

Posted by:
Ruth Stella

Posted on:
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

To the best Godfather anyone would ever want. It wasn’t a name or title to you, it was a way of life. I am glad you were my parent’s choice to baptize me. I will miss picking up the phone and hearing your voice simply say “talk to me”. This birthday will be the first one I will not hear that and I will miss you even more. You fought like a warrior and told cancer FU I’m fighting to the end and that is exactly what you did. Also I want to thank Michelle and her family. All of you were there to give Mike love and support in the darkness that no-one talks about. He loved you all very much. Be at peace my Godfather. Love you Ruthie

Posted by:
Jacqueline Lamela

Posted on:
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Charles Michael was a very dear cousin who loved his family immensely. He always made all of his cousins feel special and I will miss him dearly. I want to thank Michelle Schimel who took care of Charles Michael in his final time on earth. She is a selfless person with a heart full of love. I will forever be grateful, Michelle, for all you did for our wonderful cousin Charles Michael. Michelle - with love and gratitude: The Mannina Family The Lamela Family The Gliori Family The Coffland Family The Peterson Family The Mazzone Family The Pesoli Family The Dorsano Family The Consiglio Family The Imbo Family The Mannina-Rodriguez Family The Triola Family

Posted by:
Pepper (Mannina) Lamela

Posted on:
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

To my cousin Charles Michael, who is one month and eleven days younger than I, I will miss you. We shared a crib, a playpen, and I'm sorry I stole your bottle from you. Your parents are proud of the many years you worked for the electrical union. Your many cousins, friends, and I will miss you terribly. I would like to thank Michelle Schimel and her daughters who took care of Charles Michael and gave him endless TLC during his final months on earth. Michelle, you and your daughters brought our cousin much happiness in his final days. We are forever grateful and we can never repay you for your selfless acts of kindness and love you have given to our cousin.

Posted by:
Jane Horak

Posted on:
Monday, May 20, 2019

Uncle Mike may you rest peacefully. Your long and difficult battle has finally ended.