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Death Notices: Marcellus Holland Jr., Mary Colucci, Howard Hoffman, Betty Buik, Patricia Ferrarini

Remembrances and obituary information for five people with strong ties to Elmhurst.

Marcellus Holland Jr.

Marcellus "Jim/Marc" Holland Jr., 71, died Nov. 27.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Judy; his children, Marc and Marguerite; and his three grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at Ahlgrim Funeral Home, 567 S. Spring Road, Elmhurst. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Visitation Church, 779 S. York Road, Elmhurst.

Read Mr. Holland's full obituary on the Chicago Tribune website

Mary Colucci

Mary Colucci, beloved sister and aunt, has died.

Visitation will be held at 9:15 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Mary Queen of Heaven Church, 426 N. West Ave., Elmhurst.

Read her full obituary on the Chicago Tribune website

Howard Hoffman

Howard O. Hoffman, choir director for more than 30 years at Yorkfield Presbyterian Church in Elmhurst, has died.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois. He is survived by his wife, Helen; his children, Lynne and James; and his three grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Ahlgrim Funeral Home, 567 S. Spring Road, Elmhurst. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Yorkfield Presbyterian Church, 1099 S. York Road, Elmhurst.

Read Mr. Hoffman's full obituary on the Chicago Tribune website

Betty Buik

Betty Buik, 86, formerly of Oak Brook and Elmhurst, died Nov. 20. She received the Founders Medal from her alma mater, Elmhurst College, in 1993 and was active in PEO, AAUW, Camp Fire and teaching English as a second language.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Donald; her children, Nancy, Richard, Christine and James; and her eight grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Friday, Dc. 6, at Bethel United Church of Christ, 315 E. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst.

Read Mrs. Buik's full obituary on the Suburban Life website

Patricia Ferrarini

Patricia A. Ferrarini (nee Corrigan), 78, a longtime resident of Elmhurst, has died. She was a former employee of the village of Franklin Park.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Emil; her children, Bill, Marge, Katie and Marty; her 10 grandchildren; and her two great-grandchildren.

Services were held Nov. 30 in Elmhurst.

Read Mrs. Ferrarini's full obituary on the Chicago Tribune website

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