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Concetta "Connie" "Coonge" Accardo passed away October 7, 2019 surrounded by her loud and loving family at Rainbow Ark Hospice in Chicago, Illinois. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 10 from 5-9 PM at Suerth Funeral Home , 6754 N Northwest Hwy, Chicago. A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 11:00 am at the funeral home . The burial will be at Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Hillside, IL. The family offers gratitude to the team at Rainbow Ark Hospice for helping to fill Connie's last days with laughter and peace.

Connie is survived by her six children, Vincent (Cathy) Accardo, Rose (Robert) Cisarik, Frank (Karyn) Accardo, Anthony  Accardo (Nicolette), Thomas (Lora) Accardo, and Christine Accardo; eleven grandchildren, Anthony (Kayleigh) Accardo, Christopher Accardo, Nicolette (Kevin) Cisarik, Vincent Accardo, Brittany Accardo, Christina Cisarik, Dana (Christopher) Beth, Thomas Accardo, Stephanie Accardo, Arianna Accardo, and Luca Accardo; two great-grandchildren, Travis Accardo and Brandon DiSanti; Vincent (Gale) Accardo, Jennifer (Shelly) Accardo,     Anne (Tony) Dati; three siblings; and many nieces, nephews, and friends (including those at Senior Suites).

Connie was preceded in death by loving husband, Anthony J. "Tweedo" Accardo; parents Frank and Christine Trandicosta; and several dear brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Connie, born on May 28, 1939, was a lifetime Chicago resident and avid Chicago Cubs fan (go Rizzo!). She will be forever known for graciously feeding everyone until full, and making each of her family members or friends cackle with her quick humor and ripping sarcasm. A fashionista in her own way, Connie was often seen (and heard) wearing a pair of flip flops or Crocs no matter the weather. Guests are invited by the family to wear their own to the services, as Connie would be wearing hers.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Connie Accardo to the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation at For further information 773-631-1240 or