Philip Grzenia

Philip J. Grzenia

Sunday, October 11th, 1953 - Monday, September 23rd, 2019
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Philip J. Grzenia, 65, surrounded by his loving family, passed on September 23, 2019. Phil was a lifelong resident of the Bridgeport neighborhood on Chicago’s south side. Dearly beloved husband of 39 years to Patricia “Patti” (nee Lyons); devoted, cherished father of Laura (James) Sheehan and Lisa Grzenia (Vito Johnson); proud, adoring Papa of James, Jude and Lucia, doting canine-dad to his faithful companion Ginger and the late Olie; preceded in death by parents, Edward P. and Ann C. (nee Ryan), loving brother of the late Edward (Cindy) Grzenia, the late Mary (Tom) Bulanda and Rose Lyons; dearest uncle and trusted friend of so, so many

Visitation at McINERNEY CENTRAL CHAPEL, 4635 S. Wallace St., Chicago, IL, where family and friends will gather on Thursday, September 26, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Funeral Friday, September 27, at 10 a.m. from McInerney Central Chapel to NATIVITY OF OUR LORD CHURCH, 653 W. 37th St., Chicago for Mass at 11 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery-Indoor Mausoleum.

Please visit PHIL GRZENIA BOOK OF MEMORIES. To express your thoughts or memories in the online guest book, visit or For more Funeral info: call (773) 268-0703 or 773-581-9000.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 26th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 9:00pm
    Thursday, September 26th, 2019 2:00pm - 9:00pm
    4635 South Wallace Street
    CHICAGO, IL 60609
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  • Service

    Friday, September 27th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, September 27th, 2019 11:00am
    Nativity of Our Lord Church
    653 West 37th Street
    CHICAGO, IL 60609
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Chapel prayers and funeral procession will depart McInerney's at 10 a.m.
    Father Dan Brandt (CPD)
  • Interment

    Resurrection Cemetery
    7200 Archer Road
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    Resurrection Cemetery Community Mausoleum (indoor) Terrace 18-39 - Tier 6


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Kathy Evans

Posted at 06:56pm
So very sorry for your loss. Phill was a childhood friend of mine until I moved to Canaryville when I was 12.
I remember him as a great friend. I will keep your family in my prayers.
Kathy Evans

Sheila Sullivan

Posted at 07:35pm
My condolence to the Grzenia family. You are in my prayers.

Bobby Palumbo

Posted at 03:18pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Posted at 07:53am
Sending you all our love and prayers. Phil was a great guy and will be missed so much. Theresa Rogers, Dennis Jr. and Lisa.
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sharon jirka

Posted at 07:49am
Our deepest sympathy to the Grzenia Family. Phil talked about you, Patti and your Daughters and Grandchildren everyday. He had the deepest love for all of you. We will miss his Friendship immensely. We had the pleasure of knowing Phil thru work at the CTA and he made everyday an Exciting and Funny Adventure. May all your wonderful memories comfort you at this SAD time. Love Wayne and Buttercup Jirka

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