Lillian Bogojevich Lillian Bogojevich

Лилиан Богојевић

(1959 +2023)

Lillian Bogojevich, 63, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2023 surrounded in love byfamily. Lillian was born at home on August 24, 1959 in Elwood City, Pennsylvania.She was the cherished daughter of the late Milenko and Natasha Bogojevich (nee Djurovic); Dear sister of Danny (Alisa Coghill), Vera (Tom Crawford), and Alex (Christine Allen) Bogojevich;Beloved partner and best friend of Marco Vitto; loving aunt of Nikolas, Christopher (Cambria), Jakob, and Maya Bogojevich. She shared a special relationship with John Vitto (late Frances), Janet, and Joe, Nick & Mariel Vitto and their spouses and children. Always near in heart to Milan and Zina Jak; and cousins Mark (Jack) and Michael Jak; and Jovica and Danny (Sarah) Zorcic, and other family and cousins in Serbia.

Growing up in Chicago, Lilly attended Lane Tech College Prep High School, UIC, and later graduated from Ravenswood Hospital School of Nursing, pursuing a successful career and excelling in cardiac and critical care. Later, Lilly optimized her skills and knowledge in the medical insurance field.

A lifelong member of Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, Lilly actively participatedin many church activities including: Brankie's; Kolo; and the Redwood Tamburitzans "Tammies."
Her love of music was varied - she loved the Chicago Blues, rock and traditional Serbian Tamburitza. In addition, she also loved scary movies, especially Hitchcock, and Steven King novels.
She had a special place in her heart for her treasured kitties, and was "Mama Kitty" to Bella, Snow and the late Maxie.

Lilly was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

Opelo (Serbian Orthodox Funeral Service) will be Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, 5701 N. Redwood Drive, Chicago, IL 60631 Interment to follow at St. Sava Monastery Cemetery 32377 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville, IL 60048.

After the interment Memorial Luncheon will be held at the Jameson's Original Charhouse, 151 E. Townline Road, Vernon Hills, IL 60061.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral Building Fund (kindly note in memo Lilly's name) or to cat rescue

Memory Eternal.

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Brian Witkowski (Chicago , Illinois )

As an alumni of Lane Tech class of 1977, I joined the Polish club, Ukrainian club and Russian club where I met so many of the most awesome friends I will ever had. Lillian was one of them. I was so impressed by her confidence and sense of humor. I have only one picture of us together at an LTHS International day picnic that I hoped to be able to post and share here ? (but I guess not.) Still after all these years that day is one of the most cherished moments in my life. I have never felt such friendship since. It hurts to hear my friend is gone. RIP Lillian

Edward Zyszczynski (Chicago, Illinois)

I too was in Lillian's home room (div.720) at Lane. Lillian was such a beautiful, warm young lady. I enjoyed walking her home after school on occasion and talking about my then Serbian brother-in-law. Learned some good Serb phrases from her. May she rest peacefully.

Mirjana Jankovic (Park Ridge, IL)

I am truly saddened to hear this incredibly heartbreaking news. Lilly and I went to Lane Tech together and were fellow Serbian Club members. Although I have not seen her in many years I always remember her as a wonderful, positive person. My condolences to all of her family and friends. Vecnaja Pamjat!

Larissa Bayrachny (Carleton Place, Ontario)

Lillian and I spent four years at Lane Tech together as “Slav Sisters” - she in the Serbian Club and I in the Ukrainian Club. My fondest memories of high school were International Days when we spent the days hanging out and doing our ethnic thing. It was so much fun, especially with Lillian there. I never knew who the Serbs were before I met Lillian. And I was glad for that. We reconnected again about 10 years ago on Facebook. I was looking forward to seeing her at our high school reunion but she wasn’t able to attend. I am so sad that she has passed away and I never got to see her again. My condolences to your family and may your memories bring you comfort and peace during the difficult days ahead. May she rest in peace and have some fun, soaring with the angels. Вічная Памʼять! 🙏🏻

Judy Banks Patterson (Los Angeles, CA)

Lillian and I were in the same division together at Lane, so I saw her pretty much every day of high school. I remember her as a fun, smart, and outspoken teenager. I also remember that her Serbian roots were a big part of who she was. I kept in touch with her on Facebook and was impressed to learn that she had chosen a career in nursing. My heart goes out to her family during this difficult time.

Nikolas Bogojevich (Henderson , NV)

For as long as I can remember Teta Lilly always made me feel special, and was always so much fun to be around. She was a rare combination of tough, yet so loving. She was always smiling and laughing, but stood her ground and spoke her a kid, she's the only person who wouldn't back down from my Tata. Yet she was so caring and giving, she devoted her life to helping others. I'll always remember how fun she was, and thank her for bringing Marco into our family. I truly wish we had more time. Teta Lilly, you weren't just my aunt, you were my friend. I'll miss you. Vjecnaja pamjat☦️

Sally Bray (Pickering, Ontario, Canada )

Dear Danny, Vera, Aco and Family, I am so very sorry to hear that Lilly passed away. I couldn’t quite believe it at first because she was always so full of Iife and was still young. Seeing her grow up from a little girl to a lovely, compassionate young woman was a joy. It was no surprise that she chose nursing as her vocation; she had the rare quality to sooth and comfort those in need. Lilly had an infectious smile and laugh. Whenever I saw her, I also saw Natasha’s face, both Serbian beauties. Lilly….you have come a long way from the old Hamlin Park neighborhood and I hope the angels will accompany you on your final journey to Paradise. Rest in Peace Lilly. ☦️Vjecnaja Pamjat.

Henry and Anta Schlueter (western springs, IL)

It was great workig with you. You will be sadly missed. RIP Anita

Charles Bergdahl (Lisle, IL)

Condolences to Lillian’s family and close friends. I went to Lane Tech with Lillian, unfortunately as so often happens, we lost touch as we went to college. I have good memories of hanging out with Ed Z and Lillian from back then. May she RIP.

John Vitto (ISLAND LAKE, Il)

She was very loving , and a dear friend to us, and all our Grandkids, she will be deeply missed, may she rest in peace.

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