Jacqueline Silveri, 80

Dominican U. trustee and Brookfield Zoo supporter

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Jacqueline "Jackie" M. Silveri, 80, of River Forest, died on July 25, 2018 at Kindred Hospital in Northlake. She received her B.A. in History at Dominican University and served on the Board of Trustees from 2001-2009. She also served, from 2004-2009, on the Brookfield Zoo Women's Board, supporting conservation and education programs. She and her late husband were members of the Oak Park Country Club since 1975, and she loved to golf, bridge, and participate in social and charity events. 

Jackie Silveri is survived by her siblings, Dorothy Matusiewicz and Lester Shaffer; her godchildren, Wylie (Carissa), Sam and Eric Shaffer; many nieces and nephews; and she was a "great-aunt" to many and the rock of the Shaffer family. She was preceded in death by the love of her life and husband of 38 years, Gene Silveri. 

Visitation is planned for Saturday, Aug. 11 at 9:30 a.m. at Ascension Church, 808 S. East Ave. in Oak Park followed by a memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to Misericordia or to Brookfield Zoo's Conservation and Education Program are appreciated. 

Arrangements were handled by Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home. 

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