Obituaries

Helen Guerrieri

April 6, 1938 - April 20, 2020

Helen “Pat” Guerrieri, 82, of Warrenville, IL passed away Monday, April 20, 2020 at Wynscape Health & Rehabilitation in Wheaton, IL. Pat was born April 6, 1938 in Aurora, IL the daughter of Nicholas Sylvester and Audrey Maxine (nee Thomas) Hardt.  She was united in marriage to Cesare Vincent Guerrieri on May 20, 1961.

Pat was a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, an aunt, a cousin, and a friend. Pat was a lover of life! She was kind-hearted, compassionate, always had a positive attitude, selfless, giving, courageous, strong, spiritual, loved to laugh and loved unconditionally!

Pat and Cesare raised their five children on Gates Place along with the many neighbors and friends that evolved into family. She loved entertaining on her porch and a good conversation whether at her home or yours.

Pat retired from Mooseheart International and maintained many friendships. Prayer, church and sending notes to others fed her soul. All the people she loved and especially her grandchildren filled her heart. Smurfs, book club, music, the CUBS, watching tv, going to the casino, card/dice games, hot dogs and ice cream brought her joy. She truly believed that every day was a blessing! 

Her beautiful spirit will forever be cherished by her five children, Kim Guerrieri, Sherri Guerrieri, Nicki (John) Wiggins, Tony (Sandy) Guerrieri and Angela Guerrieri; her wonderful grandchildren, Sean Wiggins, Caitlyn Wiggins and Jacob Guerrieri; her little sis, Bonnie Dexter; her nephew Aaron Dexter; the “adopted ones”  Pete, Bob and Matt Cissik; her dearest and best friends Marion and Gary Gaffney and many others.

A private funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Moss Family Funeral Home. A private interment will be held at River Hills Memorial Park, Batavia, IL.

A public memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 South Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL. Visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M to 3:00 P.M.

Guest Book

  • Barbara J. McPherson Pat was a very dedicated member of the Women of the Moose staff at Moose International until her retirement. We saw her just this past December at our annual tea. Pat and her infectious smile are going to be missed by all who knew and loved her.
  • Di & Phil Van Tassel We knew and loved Pat for almost 30 years...worked with her at Mooseheart...and until this day did not know her name was Helen! That is a pretty photo of her...that smile is so familar.
  • Pam Cissik Beautiful reflection on a most wonderful person. Her door and heart was always open. I have never met anyone else that was so keenly interested and had such a willing ear and wonderful laugh for every person that entered her life. I am sure she is resting comfortably in the Lords arms. So grateful that she was a part of my life.
  • Laura Jones - DPCC Pat was such a blessing to the residents of 2 North at DuPage Care Center (formerly the Convalescent Center) and to me, the recreation coordinator. She had volunteered for several years prior to my being assigned to the floor, and she continued for a couple more years after that, facilitating bingo and often bringing sweets for her friends. Even after her health made it impossible to visit, Pat continued calling and sending cards so the residents would know she was thinking of and praying for them. I offer my condolences to Pat's family and thank God for sending us this special lady.
  • Gary Have you noticed? Heaven got just a little brighter tonight.
  • Jim and Judy Bush Pat, we will miss you! I truly loved being your cousin and friend for many, many years! If it’s possible we were even more than just family... Until we meet again...
  • butch bundgard Oh, Butch wanted me to add that he loved having Dirty Martini's with Pat!
  • mary and butch bundgard Pat will be missed! We truly loved her and her family. We thought of them as our "second family",and we still do. We will miss seeing her smiling face at the annual New Years Eve and Labor Day parties. It's not going to be the same without her. We feel privileged to have been a part of her life for many years. She's now in Heaven with her partner in crime, Evie and her loving husband!