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Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Gail T. Persino


Interment - Private


Persino Residence
6700 North Sauganash Avenue
Lincolnwood, Illinois 60712
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Thursday following the interment.

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Memorial Contributions

NorthShore University HealthSystem Foundation
Kellogg Cancer Center
1033 University Place, Suite 450
Evanston, Illinois 60201


Gail T. Persino nee Truster, age 70

Beloved wife of James (Jimmy) V. Persino. Loving mother of Becky (Jason) Braslawsky, Elexis (Justin) Jay and Sean Persino. Proud Nana of Kaitlynn, Peyton, Ethan, Jonah and Spencer. Dear sister of Debra Horn and sister-in-law of Marie (Pat) Kraska. Cherished aunt of many. For anyone who wishes to attend the chapel service and interment, please email In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made in Gail's name to NorthShore University HealthSystem Foundation, Kellogg Cancer Center, 1033 University Place, Suite 450, Evanston, IL 60201, or online at To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Melissa Moore

I met Gail Persino when she had come to watch a holiday performance at Prussing elementary. Gail was beautiful and beaming with pride after watching her gorgeous daughterâ??s class joyful singing. Elexis and Gail had matching smiles that night, as daughter was equally proud to introduce her mother.
I am so sorry for your familyâ??s loss.

Mario and Nicki Scozia

We are devastated and heartbroken to hear today of Gail's passing. Shock, heartfelt sadness and a deep
sense of loss . We didn't know of her many years of illness. We can't find words to express our deepest sorrow.
We fondly remember her great style, lively laugh and happy spirit! Our Sad emotions are overwhelming us and pray that the Angels will carry her to the gates and entry of heaven.
We are with all of you during this saddest of time. Our deepest condolences for your loss and we do remember her magnetic witty character ! We shall deeply miss her. Our hearts are with you all and may she Rest In Peace.
We still cant make sense out of this. Our profound condolences to you and your children.
May God give you strength to endure this loss.
With our Love
Mario, Nicki

Jerry and Liz Ettinger

Liz and I are saddened and heartbroken over Gailâ??s passing. She was the sweetest and most beautiful person inside and out. Weâ??ll always remember her smiling, laughing and having a good time wherever she went, especially when she was entertaining family and friends at the house. She had an upbeat spirit and always made us feel welcome. And always made sure we had plenty to eat and drink, and that we took home some of her home-made mandel bread. We are so lucky to have known her and to have spent time together going out to hockey games, plays and dinner.

Our deepest condolences go out to Jim and Gail's family at this very difficult time. May you find peace and comfort in the memories of all the many wonderful times you shared together.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you,

Jerry and Liz Ettinger

Roy Holmboe

We had so many great times for many years.... Love & Miss You !
Skeeter ❤️

William and Gloria Espinosa

We met Gail many years ago, she was always very charming, happy and delightful to be around. Her personality was radiant and made you feel so welcome to be with her or in her home. She will truly be missed. Our deepest sympathies go out to Jimmy and your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your loved one rest in peace. God Bless.
Bill and Gloria Espinosa

Dennis Dorner

When we moved in to the house next door to Gail and Jimmy, Gail was the first person to greet us, with her open welcoming attitude and gorgeous smile. She had style, grace and true love in her heart for her family and friends. It's hard to imagine she is gone, her attitude and positivism throughout all her health problems just made me feel she was indestructible. Her warmth and goodness through all that can only be described as remarkable as she went along her day. We love her and will remember her every day for her genuine spirit and passion for her family and friends.

Dan Wiczer

Jimmy: I am sorry for your loss. I hope that the warm concern of your many friends and the happy memories that you shared with Gail will help you at this difficult time.

Scott Day

I met Gail through Jimmy. Over the past seven years we had many conversations, mainly in her kitchen, on the importance of family and spending quality time with them. I will miss those conversations and advice on raising three girls. Rest in Peace.

Holly Sher

I remember having a "true" mother conversation with Gail. I asked her how summer school was going with Elexis. She said "WE" have so much homework. In fact "WE" have a huge project do tomorrow. I asked Gail what project she was doing. Gail went on and on and I laughed to myself. What a great mother Gail is.


Denise and I will always love and miss you and can never thank you enough for coming down to San Antonio with Jimmy for a visit we'll never forget.


Denise and I will always love and miss you and can never thank you enough for coming down to San Antonio with Jimmy for a visit we'll never forget.
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