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Obituary for Lucille V. Gossage (Brabenec)

Lucille V. Gossage, nee Brabenec, age 97, beloved wife of the late Lee Gossage (1999), went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 22, 2022. Loving mother of George (Deborah) Gossage, Robert (Terri) Gossage and Gale Ford. Cherished grandmother of Jeff (Kristina) Gossage, David (Cheri) Gossage, Matthew (Abby-Anna) Gossage, Mandie Gossage, Mollie Gossage, Gina (Justin) Becker and Rachel Fabino. Dearest great-grandmother of 15. Dear sister of the late Leo, George, Alice, Mary, Joanne and Adolph. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

A resident of Palos Park for 37 years. Lucille graduated from Gage Park High School in 1942 and immediately went on to complete her nurse’s training at Presbyterian St. Luke’s in Chicago. After staying home to raise her family, she started working on a Medical/Surgical floor at the newly built Palos Community Hospital in 1976 and retired from there in 1994. She followed that by volunteering at the hospital for the next 12 years. She and Lee were very active youth leaders at their churches for many years. Lucille enjoyed sewing, knitting, sailing with Lee and was lucky enough to do quite a bit of travel around the world.

Visitation Wednesday, September 28, 2022 from 3-8 p.m. Funeral Service Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Colonial Chapel, 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, IL. Live-stream of the Funeral Service will be available. Please visit Lucille's Obituary on Colonial Chapel's website at to view the live-stream of the Funeral Service. Interment Chapel Hill Gardens South, Oak Lawn, IL.

Below is the video recording of Lucille's Funeral Service held on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. CST.

Below is a photo tribute celebrating Lucille's life.

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