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Eleanor Marie Cairns

Obituary for Eleanor Marie Cairns

September 8, 1923 - August 28, 2017
Johnsburg, Illinois | Age 93

Loving Mother and Grandmother


Eleanor Marie (Berzin) Cairns of Johnsburg, IL passed away on August 28, 2017.
She was born September 8, 1923, in Waukegan, IL and lived most of her life in the North Chicago and Gurnee area.
She is survived by her son, Michael Patrick (Sandra) Cairns; two grandchildren: Sean Cairns and Emily (Matt) Archer; a sister-in-law, Margie Berzin and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gregory "Hoot"; her parents Helena and Henry Berzin; and her brothers: Jerome (Jerry) Berzin and Morris (Moe) Berzin.
Eleanor attended Holy Family School and Church in North Chicago and was a graduate of Waukegan Township High School. She retired from Illinois Bell Telephone Company in 1979 after 31 years of service.
She enjoyed spending time with family at their A-Frame cottage on the Rock River in Newville, WI, boating, water skiing, tubing, and fishing. She was an avid snowmobiler for many years taking trips up north with Hoot. After Hoot's death, she volunteered at St. Anastasia Church in Waukegan for many years helping Fr. Terry in any way she could.
Visitation will be on Thursday, August 31, 2017, from 9:30am until time of Funeral Mass at 10:00am at St. John the Baptist Church, 2302 W Church St, Johnsburg, IL. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory made to a charity close to your heart would be appreciated.
Colonial Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. For more information, visit or call the funeral home at 815-385-0063.

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