Maria Kebr nee Badini

Deceased: January 30, 2018

Service Information:

Visitation: Sunday, February 4, 2018 12pm until 8pm
Funeral Mass: Monday, 11am at St. Alphonsus Church, 1429 W Wellington Ave
Entombment: Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL


Maria Kebr nee Badini, age 61, of Chicago, beloved wife of Jerry; cherished mother of Christian; darling daughter of the late Carlo and Severina Badini; treasured sister-in-law, aunt, niece, cousin and adored friend of many. Visitation from 12-8 PM on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Lakeview Funeral Home, 1458 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657. Funeral mass at 11 AM on Monday, February 5, 2018 at St. Alphonsus Church, 1429 W Wellington Ave, Chicago, IL 60657. Entombment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, IL. Info - Lakeview Funeral Home, 773-472-6300 or In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910 -


February 2, 2018

This was shared by Maria's son.

After a battle that has raged for the duration of my life and even further beyond that, my mom’s journey has come to an end. Words cannot describe how lucky I have felt every day of my life to be blessed with a mother as loving, full of life, and wise as she. She was a shining example of all that is good and that matters in life, even in the face of nearly insurmountable odds. I don’t think that anyone, even myself or my father, had a true grasp of just how sick she was because of how much life and love poured out of her, and how well she carried herself every single day. If you knew her and she knew you, she loved you.

Always make time for the people whose love gives you life. You never know what conversation or moment may be the last you get to experience with someone.

February 5, 2018

Jerry Kebr and Family,

Please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of Maria. Be assured she's smiling down on all of you as she rests in peace with our Lord. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Cathi and Tom Sulo

Februaey 6, 2018

Dear Kebr,

I believe I am an old friend of Maria’s (Badini) from when I lived in Chicago many years ago. For some reason she came into my thoughts today and I searched her name and found out about her passing. I once gave her a bracelet that I found in Italy that had “Marco” engraved upon it. My sincere condolences to all of her family. Kindest regards,

Marc Grauer