Olson Burke-Sullivan Funeral And Cremation Center

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September 15, 1944 August 22, 2023
September 15, 1944 -- August 22, 2023

Gwendolyn Sue Gialo, Age:78

Gwendoyln Sue Gialo, 78, of Harwood Heights, passed away on August 22nd at home.

Gwen was the loving wife of the late Stanley B. Gialo.  Cherished mother of Athena (Phil) Pawlowski, Ray (Christine) Gialo, Linda (Michael) Wronkowski, and the late Michael Gialo. Sister of Doreen (late Jerry) Jaskiewicz, Gloria Nees, and Eugene “Skip” (Jessica) Fiedler. Devoted Granny to Dave, Dan (Natalie), Lindsey (Mike) Zigulich, Jake (Rachel), and Josh (Britney) Pawlowski; Mason, Ethan, and Matthew Gialo; Kelly Wronkowski, Max (Cameron) Arias, and Nicole (Vince) Lobianco. Fond “Auntie Nonnie” of Theresa (Joe) Novak, Mark (Carolyn) Jaskiewicz, Joanne (Don) Graham, Jim Justice, Jamie (Brad) Dehham, Sandi (Ken) Lemons, Kendall Holmes, and April Fiedler. Great-Granny to Marshall, Violet, Jade, Logan, Charlie, Molly, Scarlett, Danica, and Aurora.  Gwen was the very best friend for many years of Anne Dummelle.

Gwen and Stan were not only partners in life, but also at pinnacle, which they enjoyed for years with their friends. Gwen was also a lover of bingo, and always gave good luck to those around her. She loved her Tuesday night movies with the girls. She loved her family and taking care of people. Gwen will be most known for her heart of gold, kindness, compassion and her unique ability to make everyone feel special.

Visitation: Sunday, August 27th from 3 – 8 PM at Olson Burke/Sullivan Funeral & Cremation Center, 6467 N Northwest Hwy., Chicago IL 60631. A prayer service will begin at 6pm.  On Monday, August 28th, family and friends will return Olson Burke/Sullivan by 10am for words of remembrance lead by family before proceeding to Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery for interment. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gwen's name to St. Jude are appreciated: Donate now to St. Jude and help kids fighting cancer - St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (stjude.org)

Please call 773.774.3333 for additional information.


John Lichon August 24, 2023

FRIEND Mesa , Arizona

My sincere condolences to the Gialo family.

Joe + Maggie August 25, 2023

Neighbor Harwood Heights , Illinois

Our deepest condolences to the Gialo family. Gwen and Stan were the greatest people and will always remember them sitting on their front stoop saying hello.

Sheryl Schroeder August 25, 2023

Family Friend; Linda Wronkowski Waunakee , Wisconsin

Our deepest sympathies to the family and our dear friends, Linda & Mike Wronkowski, during this difficult time of loss. We're thinking of you from afar. Your Friends, Sheryl & Bob Runchey

David & Michele Feely August 25, 2023

Good friend of Christine & Ray Gialo Wheaton , Illinois

Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. May the love, prayers and support of your friends & families bring you comfort during this time. Love, Michele & David Feely

Lisa Connell August 25, 2023

Niece of Anne Dumelle Enter your city ,

So sorry to hear about your mother. I can still remember when we where kids and went to my Aunt Annie’s house and would all play together and your mom was always very welcoming and kind. Thought and prayers go out to your family.

Louise Tartaglia August 25, 2023

Former Co-worker and Friend Enter your city ,

Athena, Ray, and Linda, My deepest condolences to you all. I was saddened to hear this news. Gwen was my work buddy for a big part of my life, and I have such great memories with her. She was also a wonderful friend to my mom, Donna. We will miss her fun spirit and heart of gold! Hugs to you all!

Patti Matt ( Lichon) August 26, 2023

Long time family friend Enter your city , Arizona

My heart is heavy heading this news. I remember Gwen with fondness. She was a beautiful person inside and out. My condolences to the family

Janice Breyne (Schroeder) September 03, 2023

Enter your relationship with Gwendolyn Sue Gialo Bartlett , Illinois

I just learned of Gwen’s passing and was so very saddened. What a spirited personality Gwen was! She and my Mom, Carol, were quite the pair and such stories they had, many they probably couldn’t share. May she rest in peace.

Melissa Quartana/Barnes September 14, 2023

Grandmother’s boss and friend Pewaukee , Wisconsin

Gwen was such a kind soul and I will never forget her. She had a smile that lit up a room. She was my grandmother’s good friend & boss. I have some many fond memories of her when I would come visit my grandma at Athletic Sewing. She would always talk to me and give me toys and candy. I’ve known her since I was about 4 years old. She was always so kind, gentle, and amazing with children. RIP Gwen.