July 6, 1922 - January 27, 2019
St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church
6955 N. Hiawatha Ave.
Chicago, IL 60646
773.763.0206 | Map
Saturday 2/2, 9:30 am - 10:30 am


St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church
6955 N. Hiawatha Ave.
Chicago, IL 60646
773.763.0206 | Map
Saturday 2/2, 10:30 am

Funeral Mass

Memorial Park Cemetery
9900 Gross Point Rd.
Skokie, IL 60076
847.864.5061 | Map
Saturday 2/2

Interment | GRAVESIDE

Blanca C. Talhami, age 96, of Skokie. Beloved wife of the late Elias; dear mother of George and the late Robert (DeDe); former mother-in-law of Mary Beth Talhami; loving grandmother of Trevor, Carly, Griffin, Noah, and Jake; cherished sister of the late Abrahim, Carmen, Elias, Zagloul,and Adele; fond aunt of many, friend to all. Visitation,Continue Reading

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Janelle Joseph left a message on January 31, 2019:
Blanca, Elias, George, and Robert Talhami moved to Northbrook and met my parents, Albert and Rosemary Joseph. Over many years a close relationship grew between our families. But my mother and Blanca became especially close. Blanca’s many personal traits and talents included her needlework and fabric creations, her wonderful cuisine, as others have said. Her sweetness also. But she lived in many countries, spoke several languages, had many stories to tell. I am so glad for the good times I was able to have with her and will remember her with love.
Nayfeh Ghantous left a message on January 30, 2019:
I have known Blanca and her family for a long time. Shared her happy moments and her tragedies. Hope she is in peace now. She will be missed. My condolences to her family. Nayfeh
david caplan left a message on January 29, 2019:
I loved this woman like my own mother. Godspeed to her.
Rochelle Joseph left a message on January 29, 2019:
Remembering the phone calls we had up till a few years ago. I think of her every time I make green beans and tomato sauce because they never taste as good as hers! I treasure the cross with purple stones on a chain that she gave me one visit around 2014 when she learned I had become an ordained Interfaith Minister. I wear it for any service I perform, and always will. Sending much love to you all.
Carolyn left a message on January 29, 2019:
My deepest condolences to all in the loss of your cherished Blanca. May you find peace in knowing she is resting peacefully in the church triumphant. God Bless! Carolyn Moody Dixon
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Jeffrey and Debreah Miller left a message on January 29, 2019:
Very kind lady with a warm smile and love for all she met! May you always remember the very best of times spent together!
Olivia Walker left a message on January 29, 2019:
Tata fond memories of coming to stay with you with Dee Dee ,Noah and Jake . You lovely smile and the smell of delicious food wafting through the house first thing in the morning May you rest in peace
Karen and Bill Ogren left a message on January 29, 2019:
Blanca was a Beautiful, loving and kind woman. My memory is visiting at her home enjoying a wonderful lunch of delicious homemade food , served on gorgeous dishes. She was warm, welcoming and gracious. Always smiling . Very dear woman. I will always remember her smiling face and kindness. God be with her!!
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
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