Kathleen Mary Brakebill Posted: 2020-03-13 17:30:22


Kathleen Mary Brakebill, 65 of Pingree Grove, died peacefully March 12, 2020.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 4-8pm at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:00am at St. Mary Catholic Church-10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. Burial will be in Huntley Cemetery.
Kathleen was born December 17, 1954 in Chicago. On September 23, 1996 she married John T. Brakebill. She worked at Dearborn National Insurance Company. She enjoyed her job and was somewhat of a homebody. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband, John, her children, Christine (Joe) Fiore and Michael (Vanessa) Gradziel, by her grandchildren, Joseph, Katlyn, Bella, Layla, Ariella, Hudson and Holden. She is also survived her sisters, Barbara (Bob) Kruk and Patti Piwowarczyk.
Kathy was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Linda.
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David Knapp 2020-03-13 17:58:26

I'm very sorry to hear this. Kathy was a kind and sweet person and co-worker. She will be missed.

David Knapp 2020-03-13 18:19:22

I'm very sorry to hear this. Kathy was a kind and sweet person and co-worker. She will be missed.

Linda Goodall 2020-03-14 10:35:27

Patty and Barb I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. A sister is someone who is there for you when no one else is. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Beverly 2020-03-14 11:17:16

Praying for Family.

Melissa Wagner 2020-03-14 16:30:37

Very sorry for your loss. Kathy and I have the same employer. I dont believe I ever met Kathy in person, as I am located in Michigan, but she has assisted me many times via phone and email. She was always greatly consciencious and a pleasure to work with. She will be missed by many.

Dean and Cindy Wolfer 2020-03-14 17:19:02

No amount of words can express the pain that you and your family are going through. We are sending love and prayers and hope you are able to find strength during this dark time.

Vickie Dubson 2020-03-14 17:27:32

I'm so sorry for your loss sending prayers to the family. She was fantastic person and a wonderful co-worker and will be missed

Diane Buttice 2020-03-14 19:07:33

I’m sorry for your loss. Kathy and I worked at Dearborn. She was a very loving and kind person. She loved her family. She will be missed.

Suzanne Middleton 2020-03-14 23:00:38

Kathy was my supervisor for over four years. In that time I came to respect her a great deal and value her opinion. She had a good sense of humor and I will definitely miss her.

Sarah Loy 2020-03-15 22:59:15

We are deeply saddened by the news of Kathy's passing. No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. However, take comfort in knowing that she is now resting in the arms of our Lord. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

Terry O'Quin 2020-03-16 05:53:31

I was very sad to hear about Kathy. I had the privilege of working with Kathy for the past 8 years and always found her to be positive and willing to help out in any way she could. She was a very kind and considerate and always expressed how much she loved her family. She will certainly be missed.

Nancy Knapp 2020-03-16 13:54:30

I am so sorry for your family's loss of Kathy. Kathy and I have worked together for many years, mostly by phone and email, as I'm in Dearborn's Belleville office. The couple times she visited our site, we had great conversations! I could count on Kathy to "iron out" certain work-related issues! She will be missed!

Ken Morse 2020-03-16 17:17:56

I am very sad to hear about Kathy's passing. She was a very nice person. I wish her family my deepest condolences during this tough time.

Vicky Wendt 2020-03-16 17:37:48

Kathy and I worked together at Dearborn and we were both on the 2nd floor. We had many conversations and laughs together. She always came to our office and would bring treats and laughter! Kathy will be missed. My condolences and prayers to her family!

Jim and Cynthia Piwowarczyk 2020-03-17 15:24:50

So sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. Wishing your family peace.

Marvin Ouellette 2020-03-17 20:52:24

I had the pleasure of working with Kathy. She took great pride in her work and always went above and beyond to help others. She was so pleasant and kind to everyone she interacted with. She will be missed by her Dearborn family. May God bless all of her family in this difficult time.

Joseph Zdeb 2020-03-18 17:23:08

To John, Christine, Michael & Grandchildren, I was saddened to hear that Kathy passed away. I have many Happy Memories of growing up with my cousin Kathy when our family's siblings and cousins all lived in the same location .Going to the show on weekends, playing games in the yard Birthday parties, especially the Holidays, sharing our toys and later again attending High School together .Wishing you strength and peace during this hard time. May She Rest in Eternal Peace with her Family members , Uncle John, Aunty Theresa and Sister Linda. and other Family & Friends,, Barb & Patty I am so Sorry for your loss

Dearborn Group Life Claims & Med UW Teams 2020-03-18 17:36:32

It is with a heavy heart that we write this note about Kathy. Kathy never said no to a request to help our teams and will work with her team to come up with a way to make it happen. She was always available to provide guidance and assistance for improvements. She added great value to our teams and we’re all very sad to hear about her passing. Her Dearborn Family will miss her greatly. We are also praying for her family she left behind that you have peace and comfort in your time of mourning. Know that we are mourning with you and extend our love to your family. Rest In Perfect Peace, Kathy!

Maria P 2020-03-19 09:32:38

May you Rest In Peace Kathy. Sad to hear you are gone. May God give your family peace and comfort

Diane Zdeb 2020-03-19 16:52:16

I am so very sorry about the loss of my cousin, Kathy. My condolences to you, Barb and Patty, and to Kathy's husband, children and grandchildren. It's unfortunate that we didn't get together much when we got older, but I will always have fond memories of us playing together when we were kids. Prayers for Kathy and all of you. God bless.

Jan Eddins 2020-03-23 11:24:39

I'm so terribly sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. I worked with her at Dearborn Life Insurance Company, albeit remotely (Richardson, Texas) but did have occasion to meet her in person a few times. She was always personable and helpful, leaving a positive impression on everyone she touched. I respected her very much, both on a professional level and a personal level. Her presence here will be missed.