Gloria Jean O’ Brien Gallegos, 67 of Gurnee, IL passed away August 27, 2018 surrounded by her loving husband and children. She was born September 9, in Nashua, Iowa.
Gloria leaves behind her husband and soulmate of almost 50 years Roy Gallegos Sr, her children; Michael R. Gallegos of Gurnee, IL. (her favorite) Cathleen J. Young (Caitlin Rebekah) of Gurnee,IL. Sharon M. Gallegos (Karmella Jean) of Gurnee,IL. and Virginia (Brian) & (Lucas Skywalker) Ericksen of Park City, IL. her stepchildren, Roy Gallegos Jr. (Chris) (Peter Michael) & (Michelle Lee) of Locust Grove, VA. Kerry L. Kirkland (Johnny W. McMahan Jr) & (the late Matthew R. McMahan) of Liberty, Mo. Her sisters; Lucille (Tom) Splitt of Waukegan,IL. and Bonnie Jo of Tucson, AZ, sister-in-law; Vicky O’Brien of Appleton, WI. Her best friend of 54 years Diana Kennedy of Racine, WI. along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins to honor and cherish her memory.
She lived out her dream to see the Chicago Cubs finally win the world series in her lifetime. Mom loved dis do and dat. She enjoyed sharing her childhood stories about growing up with her brother, sisters and friends on Dickey Avenue in North Chicago. Gloria had many fond memories with her Comadre Helen Salazar goddaughter Rosemary and their family while residing in Coal City for over 20 years. She was a cherished wife, loving mother, nurturing grandmother, beloved sister, and best friend. Gloria in one word you could say was amazing but we just called her Mom.
She is preceded in death by her parents Ina & Harold O’Brien, brother Pastor Randy E. O’Brien, and her beloved dog Chica. As mom said when you write my obituary just put in “She lived, She died” for all of us that know Gloria that says it all. Mom I hope heaven is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious may you rest in peace until we meet again somewhere over the rainbow.
Visitation will be held 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Service will be at 5:00 PM Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Symonds Lakes Funeral 111 W. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030, interment will be held private, for additional information please contact the funeral home 847-543-1080