WESTMONT – A staple in the Westmont business community for more than 30 years, Christine "Chris" Angileri is being remembered as a "classy lady" who ran her business like a big family.
Angileri, an insurance agent for 33 years at State Farm's Westmont branch, passed away unexpectedly on Monday morning.
"It was like a family business for her," co-worker Bonnie Kasanders said Wednesday. "And it's a family here because she made it like that."
Angileri joined the office, 6132 Cass Ave., in 1980 and over her 33-year career insured more than 2,000 households in the community, including many generations of families.
"Anyone that worked with her became her friend," Kasanders said "All the good adjectives, you can put them down under Chris Angileri.
"We all loved her dearly."
Angileri was preceded in death by her husband, Nick, is survived by a sister, Michele (Wally) Szkwarko, daughter Catherine (Keith) Bresnahan and son Michael (Jessica), and grandchildren Cody and Megan Bresnahan and Kaitlyn and Nick Angileri.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 8404 S. Cass Ave. in Darien with interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.