Carole Jean Bernardi age 74 of Highwood, IL passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018 at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge. She was born June 29, 1944 in Highland Park, IL to the union of Bernardo “Borie” Bernardi and Virginia “Ginny” Santi. A native of Highwood, IL, she attended St. James School and Highland Park High School, class of 1962. She attended secretarial school and was a full-time mother, long-time medical office manager as well as employee of Vance Publishing and Highland Park Hospital. She also served as an election judge in her district of Vernon Hills for many years. She loved Elvis, Christmas, her dog and mostly, her children.
She is survived by her son Brett Ballantini [Angelique Anacleto] and her daughter Beth Ballantini; her sisters Sandra Milani and Marilyn Wylie; her former husband, Lawrence Samuel Ballantini; many nephews, nieces, grand-nephews and grand-nieces; many, many cousins; and her dog Trixie. She was predeceased by her parents Bernardo and Virginia Bernardi.
Friends may call on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral Service 7:00 P.M. at the Seguin & Symonds Funeral Home, 858 Sheridan Road, Highwood. Rev. Thomas F. Baldonieri, officiant. Private interment will be in Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville.