In memory of
Rita A. Milcarek
Rita A. Milcarek passed away on January 17, 2021. Ms. Milcarek was an accomplished law professional and benefactor of many causes. Her passions were helping others, animal welfare, the city of Chicago and her nephews and great-nephews. Ms. Milcarek served with distinction as a paralegal at two large Chicago law firms: Lord, Bissel and Brook and McDermott, Will and Emery. During that time, she served as Secretary of the IL Paralegal Association and the Chicago Legal Aid Foundation. She helped countless families navigate the legal system and improve their quality of life. Ms. Milcarek was a devout Catholic, becoming the Secretary of Catholic Women at the Our Lady of Snow Church. There she continued working to help others, especially underprivileged children in families in the Brighton Park/Midway area. Ms. Milcarek was a staunch supporter of Brookfield Zoo. She volunteered there in various capacities, and was a beloved member of the Zoo community. Her love of animals extended to the many cats she housed over the years. Her dedication to her nephews was consistent and unflinching. She assisted them as children and adolescents as well as early in their adulthood. That love has extended to her great-nephews, whose educations she has helped finance for over 25 years. Ms. Milcarek was a graduate from DePaul University for both her undergraduate and graduate studies. She also was a proud Alumnus of Daley College in Chicago. Her love for the Blue Demons basketball team and Chicago professional sports teams were legendary. One of her highlights was attending Games 1 and 2 of the Chicago White Sox World Series victories in 2005 with her nephews. Ms. Milcarek is survived by her twin sister, Jeanne Lamping; niece-in-laws, Jean and Kimberly Monocchio; nephews: Joseph, Richard and Ronald Monocchio; and great-nephews: Mitchell, Anthony, Dominick, Nicholas, Scott, Jacob, and Nathanial Monocchio. All who knew and loved Ms. Milcarek, as well as those who desire to pay their respects, are invited to do so and join the family at Ridge Funeral Home, 6620 W. Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60638 from 2:00 – 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please donate to an animal shelter of your choice commemorating Ms. Milcarek's love of animals.
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In memory of
Rita A. Milcarek
Rita A. Milcarek passed away on January 17, 2021. Ms. Milcarek was an accomplished law professional and benefactor of many causes. Her passions were helping others, animal welfare, the city of Chicago and her nephews and great-nephews. Ms. Milcarek served with distinction as a paralegal at two large Chicago law firms: Lord, Bissel and Brook and McDermott, Will and Emery. During that time, she served as Secretary of the IL Paralegal Association and the Chicago Legal Aid Foundation. She helped countless families navigate the legal system and improve their quality of life. Ms. Milcarek was a devout Catholic, becoming the Secretary of Catholic Women at the Our Lady of Snow Church. There she continued working to help others, especially underprivileged children in families in the Brighton Park/Midway area. Ms. Milcarek was a staunch supporter of Brookfield Zoo. She volunteered there in various capacities, and was a beloved member of the Zoo community. Her love of animals extended to the many cats she housed over the years. Her dedication to her nephews was consistent and unflinching. She assisted them as children and adolescents as well as early in their adulthood. That love has extended to her great-nephews, whose educations she has helped finance for over 25 years. Ms. Milcarek was a graduate from DePaul University for both her undergraduate and graduate studies. She also was a proud Alumnus of Daley College in Chicago. Her love for the Blue Demons basketball team and Chicago professional sports teams were legendary. One of her highlights was attending Games 1 and 2 of the Chicago White Sox World Series victories in 2005 with her nephews. Ms. Milcarek is survived by her twin sister, Jeanne Lamping; niece-in-laws, Jean and Kimberly Monocchio; nephews: Joseph, Richard and Ronald Monocchio; and great-nephews: Mitchell, Anthony, Dominick, Nicholas, Scott, Jacob, and Nathanial Monocchio. All who knew and loved Ms. Milcarek, as well as those who desire to pay their respects, are invited to do so and join the family at Ridge Funeral Home, 6620 W. Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60638 from 2:00 – 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please donate to an animal shelter of your choice commemorating Ms. Milcarek's love of animals.
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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-10

About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-50

About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-100

About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-x
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