Gabriel Chufamo Deely

Deceased: November 14, 2018

Service Information:

Visitation: Monday, November 19, 2018, 3pm until 8pm at Saint Clement Catholic Church, located at 642 W. Deming Place, Chicago
Funeral Mass: Tuesday, November 20th 10:30ma at Saint Clement Church


Gabriel Chufamo Deely – passed suddenly on November 14, 2018. Gabriel was born July 21, 2006 in Suta, Ethiopia. He was adopted into the loving Deely family on December 16, 2006. Gabe is survived by his parents, Carol and Brendan Deely; loving older sisters Margot, Nora, and Maeve, and younger brother Isaiah. He is also survived by his grandmothers, Lois Deely (Philadelphia, PA) and Ann Hufford (Mt. Vernon, IA). Gabe enjoyed a loving, long distance relationship with his Ethiopian birth mother, grandparents & uncles and most recently visited them in March. He is preceded in death by his grandfathers John Deely and Harold Hufford. He is survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Gabriel was a 7th grader at Saint Clement School. He was a little rascal who loved candy, apple cider, making people laugh and always the color orange.

A visitation is scheduled for Monday, November 19th between 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM at Saint Clement Catholic Church, located at 642 W. Deming Place, Chicago. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday, November 20th at 10:30 AM at Saint Clement Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Gabriel’s name to:

Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago
5800 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626

Lincoln Park Community Services
600 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60614