Bridget Widel

Bridget Widel
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Bridget M. Widel, nee O’Sullivan, of Smithton, IL, born in County Wicklow, Ireland, died Friday, September 18, 2015, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Widel was a clerk for the Wabash Railroad before her retirement.  She also worked as a waitress at the former Hi-Ho Restaurant in Belleville.

Bridget was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Widel, whom she married on June 11, 1955, and who died on April 12, 1974; a son, William Widel; and her parents, John and Annie, nee O’Hara, O’Sullivan.

Surviving are six children, James Widel of Smithton, IL,
Annette Weihl of Belleville, IL,
Barbara Widel of Belleville, IL,
Fred (Clare) Widel of Belleville, IL,
Brenda Widel of Belleville, IL,
and Joseph (Kimberly) Widel of Smithton, IL;
six grandchildren, Jessica (Jason) Gilmore,
Aaron (Sarah) Abeyta,
James Weihl,
twins, Lindsey and McKenzie Widel,
and Nicholas Widel;
two great-grandchildren, Johnathon and Sophia Gilmore;
two sisters, Nancy Fenneng of Manchester, England,
and Eileene Byrne of Shellagh, Ireland;
two brothers-in-law, Edward Quigley,
and Robert (Cathy) Widel;
one sister-in-law, Geraldine Widel;
and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society or to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, September 21, 2015, at The St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, September 21, 2015, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL, with Fr. Stanley Konieczny officiating.

Burial will be at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Smithton, IL.

Condolences Left For Bridget Widel

Joe, Kim & family, Our condolences to you all. We were saddened to hear of the loss of your mother, mother-in-law, grandmother. Our prayers are with you all.

Mark & Lori Rodriguez, Smithton, IL, 62285

My deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. Prayers to you and your family at this sorrowful time.

Marti Gould, OFallon, IL, 62269

Praying that you and your entire family find comfort in the wonderful memories of your mom. May she rest in peace.

Justice & Olivia , Aviston , IL,

I’m so sorry about your loss of your mother in law, Kim. God bless your family and Joe at this time.

Chris Fuehner, Belleville , IL, 62223


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