In Memoriam : Geraldine Rudzinski

Geraldine Rudzinski Geraldine Rudzinski - age: 65
(September 17, 1954 to March 01, 2020 )
Resident of Chicago, Illinois

Visitation Information:
Visitation Saturday, March 7th from 4-9 pm with a prayer service at 6:30 pm at

Benson Family Funeral Home
3224 W. Montrose Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
773-478-5800

Cremation, private.

Obituary:
Geraldine Mary Rudzinski, age 65, of Chicago, Illinois, Loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother.

Survived by her partner of 35 years, Thomas Cosmen; sister of Maryann Rudzinski of Phoenix, Arizona and Carol Watson of Paris, Tennessee; mother of Nelson Lewis and daughter-in-law Rebecca Lewis of Yorkville, Illinois, Julie Rudzinski and Son-in-Law Nestor Garcia of Chicago, Illinois, Jennifer Rudzinski of Chicago, Illinois, Lindsay Cosmen of Glendale Heights, Illinois;
Grandmother of Janessa, Justin, Jeremy, Tyera, Briana, Emmanuel, Joshua, DeJanae, Cristian, Lamarion, Marvel; great-grandmother of Jhovanni, Julian, Jaelen, Vernon, Desire, Jeremy, Jeremiah, Corie, Kulture; fond aunt to many nieces and nephews. And a friend to all who knew her.


Geraldine was born on September 17th, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois to Charles and Mary Rudzinski. She was the third youngest of five children born to her parents. She grew up to be a hard-worker, working various jobs to support her children. She was a woman with traditional values, who was fun to be around and always the life of the party. She loved to cook and share her recipes. She loved to travel, especially to Las Vegas. She loved to spend time with her cat Molly and dog Sasha. She was well loved by her family and friends. Most importantly, she was an excellent mother to her children who she would sacrifice anything for. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

The family would like to extended a special thank you to the staff at St. Mary’s Hospital in Chicago and Rainbow Hospice in Park Ridge for their care and compassion during Geraldine’s time of need.