In Memoriam : Patricia Cimbalo

Patricia Lee Cimbalo - age: 84
(June 05, 1934 to March 29, 2019 )
Resident of Des Plaines, Illinois

Visitation Information:
As our angel reunites with her mother, sisters and brother, we will gather to celebrate her life Wednesday, April 3rd from 11 am to 1 pm with a prayer service at 12 noon at

Benson Family Funeral Home
3224 W. Montrose Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618

In loving memory of Patricia Lee Cummings Cimbalo, 84, of Des Plaines, IL. Born, June 5, 1934, in Hinsdale, IL and passed away, March 29, 2019. She will be remembered by her beloved and devoted husband, Richard Sam Cimbalo, her daughter, Laura Lee Cimbalo of Wellington, CO, her son, Michael Richard Cimbalo and his wife, Laura Cimbalo of Des Plaines IL and her son, Anthony John Cimbalo of Palatine, IL.

Patricia is also survived by her four granddaughters, Christina Marie McAuliffe (Cameron) of Spring Grove, IL, Melissa Anne (Scott) Kudingo of Genoa City, WI, Gianna Patricia (Zach) Beatty of Genoa City, WI, and Bianca Noel Cimbalo of Chicago, IL, her 5 great grandchildren, Adriana, Giuliana and Johnny Portera and Tessa and Vivian Kudingo, and many nieces and nephews, her brother, John Cummings of Glasgow, KY and her sister, Sandy Jones of Barefoot Bay, FL, and the many people whose lives that she touched along her journey.

Patricia was a beautiful fun-loving woman, with an infectious laugh, and a generosity of spirit shown to everyone who crossed her path, whether human, canine, feline or even squirrel. Patricia was a gifted musician at both piano and organ, and for many decades, shared her passion for music by giving over 28,000 lessons to hundreds of children through the years. Her creativity and zest for life was also evident in the watercolors she painted, the dancing classes she loved, and the delicious food she prepared. Her mouth-watering kolacky cookie recipe, is to this day, still a treasured family secret. Mom always wore jean skirts. It would be an honor for the women who are attending to wear a jean skirt. If you have stories that you would like to share please feel free to write them down so they can be shared.