Anita Anne Haran a.k.a. “Queenie” joined her hubby, John Joseph Haran, in heaven on July 9, 2021. Anita was born on May 29, 1938, to Catherine (Keefe) and James Kerins. She graduated from Providence High School in 1956 and went on to some college as well as a myriad of professions from soda jerk to advertising to Gordon’s Transport as a dispatcher and then as a partner in various entrepreneurial adventures with her husband. These included the Pedigree Emporium, Superior Roofing and Construction, and endless real estate investments.
Queenie had an older brother, James whom she adored and an older sister, Monica “Booty” Hubbs, who was her mentor, confidant, friend, travel partner, and recipient of her tender care. Queenie was an outstanding mother, grandmother, to 8, step-grandmother, step-great grandmother, sister-in-law, and mother-in-law. She was loved by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends, especially her partner-in-crime, Pat Ciesla, with whom she has traveled the world, has been roomies, and almost “hit it REALLY big” too many times to count.
Queenie was an avid reader, cook, traveler, baby-sitter, (and not so much babies anymore-sitter), and a true lover of many. We will be celebrating this Irish queen’s well lived life on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, beginning at 6 pm with remembrances shared promptly at 7 pm at Kosary Funeral Home located at 9837 South Kedzie Avenue, Evergreen Park, Illinois 708-499-3223
Interment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery located at 6001 West 111th Street, Alsip, Illinois, on August 12, 2021, meeting inside the cemetery gates at 11 am for a graveside burial. A luncheon to follow at Deja Brew located at 5219 West 95th Street in Oak Lawn, Ilinois, immediately thereafter.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anita’s name to Sarett Nature Center located at 2300 North Benton Center Road, Benton Harbor, Michigan, 49022 269-927-4832 or directly at www.sarett.org
amidst the ample beauty of nature…
& know that as long as places like this exist, there will be comfort for every sorrow,
whatever the circumstances may be.”