Anna Speciale

December 10, 1927 – December 25, 2020

Anna Speciale (nee Makris), of Chicago, Illinois. Born December 10, 1927, went peacefully to the Lord on Friday, December 25, 2020.

Anna was the loving mother of  Donna Klocek, Frances (John) Mach, Anthony (Jane) Speciale, and James (Melissa) Speciale. 

She was loved and cherished by many people including her Grandchildren (9): Jennifer (Jeff) Murphy, Lori Ann, Nikoletta  Klocek, Danielle, Michael, Thomas Mach, Amanda, Jaime, Joseph Speciale, 9 great-grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by 5 brothers and 4 sisters.

Anna (Babe) will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved  her. 

A graveside service will be held at Elmwood Cemetery, 2905 Thatcher Ave, River Grove IL on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 1:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the American Stroke Association ( would be appreciated.  

For funeral information, please call JGeils Funeral Services at 630-247-6623

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