Age 72 of Gardner, formerly of Chicago, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at her home.
Born February 2, 1948 in Chicago, Theresa Lucille is the only child of Florence Raspanti-Langer and the late Gus Lessaris. She was raised and educated in Chicago, and worked for many years as in the restaurant industry. Two special places Terri worked were the Willowbrook Ballroom in Willow Springs and Every Buddies in Gardner, where she made many life-long friends and relationships. She was a free spirited woman and quintessential child of the 1960’s who loved to live her life to the fullest. More than anything, it was Terri’s family that came first in her life and she lived every moment for her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her mother, Florence Raspanti-Langer of Gardner, three children: Michael Anthony (Kara) Raspanti of Mokena, Brian Keith Barnes of Gardner, and Gina Marie Barnes of Gardner; seven grandchildren: Michael Anthony Raspanti, Anthony Wayne Raspanti, Chuck Barnes, Tyler Barnes, Emily Barnes, Fayetina DeMatteo, and Elizabeth DeMatteo; one great grandson, Isaiah Barnes, and her aunt and uncle: Theresa (the Late Ronald) Irving-Raspanti of Downers Grove and Nick Raspanti of Hickory Hills, as well as several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Terri was preceded in death by her father.
Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded, and a celebration of life will be planned at a later date.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook, upload photographs, and share Terri’s memorial page by logging onto: www.ReevesFuneral.com
Cremation services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. In Gardner (815) 237-2526.