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I was a teenager when Colleen was born. I was thrilled to be an aunt for the first time and loved that little girl so much. I remember so many years when we were together for just fun or family celebrations. I wish we could have remained close over the years and I feel sad for that time lost. My deepest sympathy is with her family and friends. I will keep you in my prayers.


Posted by: Carol Shogren McDowell - Bethel Park, PA - Aunt   Dec 21, 2012

In loving memory to my dear cousin. I have such found childhood memories of you and all of my cousins. I have missed you over the years and wish I could have met your lovely family. God bless. Peace be with you and your family. Love you.


Posted by: Donna (McDowell) Bowen - Zanesville, OH - Cousin   Dec 21, 2012

Those we hold closest to our hearts never truly leave us for it is the memories of our times spent together that help us get though each day you are not with us. Remembering Colleen...her smile....her humor.....her welcoming ways.....will always and forever be cherished but the ache within our hearts will never go away. Chris, Ilir, Artan, and I mourn the loss of our good friend Colleen. May you await us with open arms when it is our time to see the light. Love you and miss you dear friend.


Posted by: Lumie Emini - Yorkville, IL - Friend   Dec 21, 2012

I love Colleen as a sister. I am so happy to have known her and share many wonderful times together spent as a family.She was an amazing,strong woman and she will be greatly missed.The memories I have of her will be treasured and she will forever hold a place in all of our hearts.


Posted by: Nicole Moses - Chicago, IL - Michelle's sister-in-law   Dec 20, 2012

Colleen was my first niece & when she was a toddler,whenever I would stop by she would ask me if I had any pennies, so before I would go over to her house I would make sure I had pennies to give her. She grew into a beautiful young woman. My heartfelt condolences go out to Pete & Hanna. She will be missed.


Posted by: Keith Johnson - Bolingbrook, IL - Uncle   Dec 20, 2012

I had the pleasure of working with and for Colleen over at 676 N. St. Clair. I was outsourced by Pitney Bowes to be the receptionist on the 11th floor and I also worked in the office services department as well. She was a bit tough at first, but once I got to know her, she was an awesome and sweet person. She was the type of person who knew her job and didn't play when it came down

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Posted by: Linda - Chicago, IL   Dec 20, 2012

My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to her family. Colleen was very dedicated to her work and always tried to do what was best for the company. She loved to share stories about her personal life as well. She is very proud of Hanna and would share updated photo and stories. She will be missed.

Julie Albring
American Express


Posted by: Julie Albring - Howell, MI - Vendor Associate   Dec 20, 2012

God embrace Colleen into your Kingdom and God bless Pete and Hanna. My thoughts and prays are with you.

Deanine Leuver


Posted by: Deanine Leuver    Dec 20, 2012

I haven't seen Aunt Colleen in a few years, however, I will always remember her hospitality, smile and deviant laugh while talking about the Tovo Boyz....
My heart goes out to you Uncle Peter and Hannah. Lots of love and prayers to help you get through this difficult time. I love you guys! Davina and Family.


Posted by: Davina Utzig - Rockford, IL - Niece   Dec 20, 2012

Dear Pete and Hannah,

Although you don't know me, I knew Colleen and feel like I have been a part of your life while listening to her talk about you both. She always called Pete, "the Man", so I will say it was difficult to remember your name at first. Hannah, your Mom spoke so proudly of you and all of your wonderful accomplishments. She said you were in Nursing School now and that she could not be more excited for

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Posted by: Lisa Johnson - Chicago, IL - Colleague for 7 years at Aon   Dec 19, 2012