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Armida J. Jania

November 8, 1925 - December 5, 2023

Armida J. Jania Armida J. Jania
    December 8, 2023 | 10:00 A.M. to 11;00 A.M. Friday
  • St. John Neumann Catholic Church
  • Funeral
  • December 8, 2023 | 11:00 A.M. Friday
  • St. John Neumann Catholic Church St. Charles
  • Burial Location
    Queen of Heaven Cemetery

Our beloved grandma, Armida J. Jania, age 98, of St. Charles passed peacefully Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at her home surrounded by loving family.

She was born November 8, 1925, in Chicago.

She is survived by her daughter in law, Judy Jania. Three grandchildren, Alan W., Michael P. and Susan A. (Brett) Foley.  Also, nine great grandchildren, Emily, Mary, Grace, Alan J. (AJ), Rose, Lucy, Matthew, Madelyn & Brennan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter and a son, Alan.

There are not enough words for this feisty, vibrant Italian 98-year-old and the beautiful life she lived. She worked a long career at Montgomery Wards, when martini lunches were a thing, and where she would retire and have one of the biggest parties the company ever threw. She loved dancing and staying out till all hours since her father owned a pub/lounge downtown Chicago. She danced well into her 80s. She loved Lawrence Welk and Frank Sinatra. We were able to celebrate her 98th birthday together with her youngest of the 9 great grandchildren just a month ago. She was loved and will be missed dearly.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Friday at St. John Neumann Catholic Church St. Charles. Funeral Mass will follow the visitation at 11:00 A.M.  The burial will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.


Dave & Gina Michalak from Sycamore, IL

"Grandma J, as she was known as around the Diamond Envelope office was one of the most dynamic, vibrant, and funny people I've ever known. I always got a kick out of her because she had no problem speaking her mind and being completely honest and genuine in every situation. She was classy lady from another era that sparkled and shined everywhere she went. I adored her stories about her beloved husband, Wally. She would tell me how much her husband would go out of his way to do little things to show his affection for her. And that no matter how much time passed since her husband passed away, she never stopped missing him. She also had great affection for her son, Alan. Their relationship with each other was warm and sometimes could look a comedy routine. I remember this time when Alan had to have a talk with her about how she was driving too fast in her little sports car after she got a speeding ticket (or it could have been tickets). She was always proud of the fact that Alan never missed a day to call and check in with her. My heart rejoices that she is now reunited with her husband and son in heaven.Her spunk and spirit lives on in all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. My deepest condolences to the Jania family. Your grandma was a ONE OF KIND original!"

John Ranos from Des Plaines, IL

"I had the pleasure of meeting Armida and Wally through their son Alan. We worked together on a number of casino nights. She and Wally, with Alan, could have been a comedy act. They were fun to be around and it’s not surprising that everyone enjoyed their company.My condolences to Judy and her family."

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