CAROL STREAM, IL – Antunes has announced that our Chairman of the Board, and wife of founder August J. “Augie” Antunes, Mrs. Virginia M. Antunes passed away on November 10, 2018, at age 92. Mrs. Antunes served on the Board since 1963 and as Chairman of the Board since 1990.
“I was so blessed to see my mom’s strong will to live. I was able to spend so much time with her these last several months,” said Jane Antunes Bullock, VP of administration at Antunes. “She died peacefully knowing that she was well loved.”
Antunes CEO Glenn Bullock adds, “Virginia was an amazing and strong woman who carried on Augie’s legacy. She came into the office until she was 86 continuing the passion that Augie portrayed.”
Mrs. Antunes, nee Manion, was born and raised in Chicago and later lived in Elmhurst, IL. She and Augie married on July 14,1945, and had two children, James (wife: Peggy) and Jane (Glenn) Antunes. She had eight grandchildren: Andrea Antunes, Genis (Daniel) Schmidt, Nicholas (Alysia) Bullock, Sarah Bullock, Valerie (Greg) Koch, Brett (Suman) Bullock, Genevieve Antunes, and the late the Cynthia Antunes. She also had five great-grandchildren and was the sister of the late Rosemarie (George) Czerwinski and the loving aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Antunes was known for her vivacious, generous spirit that touched the lives of everyone she met. Her boundless love and devotion for her family is an inspiration we will carry with us always.
Arrangements for Mrs. Antunes are as follows:
The wake will be held on Tuesday, November 13th at Ahlgrim Funeral Home (567 Spring Road, Elmhurst, IL) from 2 to 8 p.m. Prayers on Wednesday, November 14th at 8:45 a.m. at Ahlgrim Funeral Home and Mass at Visitation Catholic Church (851 S. York St, Elmhurst, IL) at 9:15 a.m. For more information, please visit ahlgrim.com/obituary/virginia-m-antunes.
Antunes is a leading foodservice equipment manufacturer, specializing in countertop cooking and water filtration solutions for global operations. Headquartered in Carol Stream, Illinois, Antunes is driven by a commitment to provide reliable performance, customer-focused service and premium quality.