Ann M. Hamilos, 93, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:15 p.m. on Friday, August 29, 2014 at Stearns Nursing & Rehab Center in Granite City, IL. She was born December 23, 1920, in Granite City, IL to Arthur & Libbie Lombardi. She attended high school in Granite City. While in her senior year, she went to work at Nesco. She met her future husband, Christopher E. Hamilos, during a dance at Polish Hall in Madison, IL. They were married 61 years. Ann & her husband Chris worked at Hamilos Bros. Meats which they co-owned with her husband's brother & sister-in-law. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Her main interest in life was her family and her faith. In later years, she enjoyed watching & attending Cardinal baseball games. Ann is survived by 2 sisters, 2 brothers, 1 son & his spouse, Dr. David & Becky Hamilos of Johnson City, TN, 2 daughters & their spouses, Sharon & Jim Parker of Granite City, IL, Karen & Brian Oestricker of Collinsville, IL, along with 4 grandchildren & 6 great-grandchildren. Ann was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sister Delores Mort, & her son Christopher A. Hamilos.
In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Rd, Granite City, IL on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2300 Pontoon Rd, Granite City, IL on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Chris Comerford as celebrant. Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.
The family would like to thank the staff at Stearns Nursing & Rehab along with Heartland Hospice staff for their love and dedication shown to Ann.
Donations may be sent to Heartland Hospice Care or to the St. Elizabeth Catholic School and may be accepted at the funeral home. www.irwinchapel.com