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Theresa Josephine Juresic

June 22, 1931 — February 7, 2022

Theresa Josephine Juresic (Alessio), 90 years old, passed away Monday, February 07, 2022
In her younger life, Josie enjoyed bowling and competed in many leagues. She rarely missed an outing with her Red Hat Divas and was quite the competitor at dominos and hand/foot canasta. Josie traveled extensively to many worldwide locations and also enjoyed many bus trips with the Will County Farm Bureau with Dennis Vitanovec. She loved providing her family homemade meals and no one left her table hungry. Somehow, she always made caring for others look so easy.  She enjoyed making spaghetti dinners at the American Italian Cultural Club for many years. Josie enjoyed her religious community and activities at the Stone Hill Bible Church as well as volunteering at the Chamber of Commerce, CASA and as a Will County election judge. Josie has been an active, meaningful and steadfast member of our community. As a mother, grandmother and great grandmother Josie cheered from the bleachers at more sporting events than anyone can imagine.
Left to cherish her memory are her children; Cindy (Tim) Brady, James “Naz” (Ginny) Alessio , Len (Deb) Alessio, Mary Alessio (Richard Bass), Carla Alessio (Anthony) Policandriotes, Sam (Carla) Alessio and her “Fourth” daughter Anita Matichak who loved and cared for her and her step-daughter Cindy Pancer. Grandchildren; Stephen (Jennifer) Quinley, Jennifer (Matt) Baxter, Michael “Mickey” Alessio, Katie Alessio (Todd) Adams, Thomas “TK” Alessio, Joseph (Carrie) Alessio, Matthew (Amy Kuo) Alessio, Lisa Alessio (Jay) McKnight, Louie Goode, Lauren (Justin) Doty, James (Courtney) Goode, Joan Policandriotes, Maya Policandriotes, Caley (Dan) Maradei, Vincent (Riley) Alessio, Madeline Alessio, and Samantha Alessio.
Great grandchildren; Emma, Anna, Olivia, Isabella, Mia, Nina, Noah, Mason, Griffin, Ben, Eliot, Aubrey, Henry, Paisley, Jackson, Jay, and Eloise. Great-great child, Graham.
Step grandchildren Jennifer and Garrett Knipple; their children Josnie, Logan, Jacob, Teaghan, Averie, Jaylyn, and Benjamin and Steve and Karen Vitanovec; and their children Bailee, Ty, and Lila
Survived by her siblings; Loretta Byrd, Harry Smith, Jay F Smith, Bob Smith, Nancy Davis, Richard Smith, and Barb Herman and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Preceded in death by; James J. Alessio, Ben Juresic, and Connie O'Neill, four infants at birth, her cherished grandson: Anthony J Alessio and her grandson Tyler J Goode and step-daughter Kathy Szepelak and step-grandson Jeff Appel

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February, 9, 2022 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Rd., Joliet,Il

Chapel services will be held on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 10:00 am at Tezak Funeral Home with burial to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Joliet,IL

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to:  Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care, Joliet, IL.

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Visitation

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life

1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435

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Chapel Service

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life

1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435

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