Onelia Penedo

Onelia Penedo, age 88, was born in Camaguey, Cuba to the late Adalberto Ollet and Herminia Williamson. Beloved wife of the late Enrique Penedo. Loving mother of Carmen (Bruce) Hovanec, Sunny (Gery) Chico, and Nely (Lee) Berringer. Cherished grandmother “Lela” of Michelle (Peter) Vazquez, Sarah (Joseph) Brancky, Joseph (Marleny) Hovanec, Michael (Tara) Abello, Alyssa (Jonah) Ravine, Helena Hovanec, Theodore (Joan Megas) Bergsma, Rebecca Chico, and Alicia Bergsma. Adoring great-grandmother of David Abello, Celia Hovanec, Leo Brancky, Noel Brancky, Maya Ravine, the late Ella Vazquez, Enrique Abello, Ignacio Vazquez, Charlie Abello and Arya Hovanec. She is also survived by two of her siblings, Oreste Ollet and Eloisa Luminiello. Aunt, cousin, godmother and friend to many. Onelia was a very dedicated and proud teacher. She will be forever remembered for her kindness, warmth, compassion and, above all, her great faith. Donations to NorthShore Hospice are appreciated at NorthShore Foundation 1033 University Place, Suite 450, Evanston, IL 60201. Visitation Wednesday, April 21st from 3-8 PM at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home 6150 N. Cicero Ave. Chicago. Funeral mass Thursday, April 22nd 10 AM at Queen of All Saints Basilica. Entombment Assumption Catholic Cemetery, Wheaton. More info 773-736-3833 or

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