Daniella Walczak, age 71 of Warrenville, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of Frank Walczak. She was born to the late Mario Rainone and Margaret LaBosco Rainone on June 1, 1945. Loving mother of Lisa (Jeff) Marren, Tony (Nikki) Walczak. Loving "Grammie" of Hannah and Karissa Walczak and "Ma" of Montgomery and Banner Marren. Daniella is survived by her sister, Anna Harris, and brother, John Rainone. Preceded by Marie Ruggerio (sister). Countless nieces and nephews, dear family and friends.
Daniella was affectionally called 'Danni' or 'Cookie' by all who knew her. A devoted wife, beloved mother and grandmother and accomplished business woman, Danni put her family above all else. In addition to raising two children she was a respected and talented business owner in Wheaton, IL. Her hands were rarely still, whether dog grooming or being an entrepreneur.
Danni didn't mince words--she meant what she said and said what she meant. Anyone who knew Danni expected to be told exactly what was on her mind. She had strong opinions tempered by a great sense of humor, and those around her expected and loved her honesty. She was generous and kind, and Danni loved a good laugh. She was passionate for those she loved and found joy in the simple pleasures of everyday life. She loved to cook and garden and cherished spending time in the family's Northwoods cabin with her husband, family and friends. She always used to say "Be kind to others and remember that what you put out is what you get back." This is how she lived her life, and the message she taught her children and grandchildren. Danni fought furiously to survive her battle with breast cancer and deeply appreciated those who helped her along the way.
Daniella's life will be celebrated on Tuesday, April, 18th from 4-8pm at 430 E. Roosevelt Road (one block east of Naperville Rd)
Funeral Services: Wednesday, April, 19th at 10am St. Irene's Church 28w441 Warrenville Rd, Warrenville, IL
In lieu of flowers Daniella requested that donations be made to The Ronald McDonald House near Central DuPage Hospital http://rmhccni.org/in-kind-auction-donations/
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