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Obituary for Bernice Gregorio

Bernice Gregorio (Bern), age 92, of Lake Forest, Illinois, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on June 21, 2018. Beloved wife of 58 years to her late husband, Antone (Greg) Gregorio. Devoted and loving mother to Lisa (Patrick) Kelly and John (Amy) Gregorio. Cherished grandmother of John (Kelly) Kelly, Caroline (Jack) Ryden, Margaret (Phil) Yeager, Kathleen Kelly and John, Ali, and Andrew Gregorio. Adored Gigi to Madeline and Patrick Kelly, JR Ryden, and Charlotte Yeager. Of her ever-growing family, Bern used to say, "Can you believe from two people, we produced all of this!" Bern lost her treasured partner and best friend, Greg, in 2015. Bern and Greg loved golfing, playing bridge and spending time with friends at their clubs, Knollwood and Bonita Bay. Bern was widely admired for her strength, elegance and classic style, especially her beautiful white hair. Born and raised in Chicago, Bern was a Roosevelt High School graduate. A lifelong learner, Bern earned two degrees at Northwestern University where she went on to teach drama and speech. Truly a woman ahead of her time, Bern will be deeply missed and always remembered. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 11:00, the Knollwood Club, Lake Forest. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her name to the Chicago Botanic Gardens, Attn: Tribute Gift Program 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022. Info: Wenban Funeral Home (847) 234-0022 or www.wenbanfh.com
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