Monday, March 09, 2009

Funeral arrangements for Ann Petta

A wake for Ann Stull Petta will take place on Wednesday, March 11, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Laird's Funeral Home, 310 S. State Street (Rt. 31), Elgin, IL, 60123 (847-741-8800).

The Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, March 12th, 10:00 a.m., at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 215 Thomas More Drive (corner of Highland Ave. & Thomas More Dr.), Elgin, IL 60123 (847-888-1682).

There will be a graveside service following the Mass at Mount Hope Cemetery, 1001 Villa Street, Elgin, IL 60120.

A post-graveside gathering to share memories and stories of Mrs. Ann Petta and to celebrate her life is scheduled to begin 11:30 a.m. at Hennessy's Steak & Seafood restaurant, 2300 Bushwood Drive (1/2 mile N of I-90 on Randall Road on the left/West side at the Starbucks and Pantera entrance), Elgin, IL 60124 (847-844-3600).

Those wishing to make memorial gifts may donate to Human Life International, National Right to Life, other international, national, state or local pro-life organizations, pregnancy help centers, or to the American Chesterton Society. Short notices concerning the wake and funeral will appear tomorrow in The Chicago Tribune, the Hyde Park Herald, and the Courier News (Elgin, IL). A full obituary will appear in these papers on Wednesday.

1 comment:

  1. "O, how much more doth beauty beauteous seem
    By that sweet ornament which truth doth give!
    The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem
    For that sweet odour which doth in it live.
    The canker-blooms have full as deep a dye
    As the perfumed tincture of the roses,
    Hang on such thorns and play as wantonly
    When summer's breath their masked buds discloses:
    But, for their virtue only is their show,
    They live unwoo'd and unrespected fade,
    Die to themselves. Sweet roses do not so;
    Of their sweet deaths are sweetest odours made:
    And so of you, beauteous and lovely youth,
    When that shall fade, my verse distills your truth."

    What a sweet, sweet rose was Ann.


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