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Nicole Rose Sirvid Remembered For Her Love For Her Family

Funeral Mass To Be Held Saturday, December 16th

at St. Julie Billiart Church in Tinley Park

ORLAND PARK, IL (December 10, 2023) – Nicole “Nikki” Rose Sirvid is remembered for her love for her family and the support she shared for her four siblings.

The eldest of the five children of Tonette “Toni” (nee Patasius) and the late Robert Sirvid, Nikki, 38, died December 2, 2023 surrounded by her family.

“I never experienced so much joy as I did when Nikki was born,” Toni Sirvid said. “She was a great girl who never got into trouble and she was always there for her brothers and sister.”

Toni Sirvid with her daughter, Nicole Sirvid

Nikki’s younger brother, Bobby, recalled, “She was always there for me,” remembering how his sister cheered for him at his football games. Bobby added that, as children, he and his older sister would play in the kitchen cabinets where the pots and pans were kept.

“Nikki was the oldest and she always helped,” Toni recalled. “When Bobby was a baby, Nikki was the best big sister. He would cry and she would immediately give him his pacifier,” she remembered, adding how much she and her children enjoyed dancing at their Orland Park home.

Nicole Sirvid attended Governors State University and Moraine Valley Community College. She graduated from Orland Park’s Carl Sandburg High School in 2004.

“I remember Nikki helping me with my homework when we were in high school,” said sister Melissa Lowe, recalling how her sister helped her with math. Nikki was reading at an early age and later worked as a tutor in college.

Eric Sirvid was especially close to his older sister. “Nikki was Eric’s best friend,” Toni recalled. “He would talk and she would listen.”

“Nikki took the time to be a big sister to me,” Eric said. “We were able to talk heart to heart, laugh and sing. Nikki took us to the Orland pool, sledding and we loved Chili’s wings."

Siblings Nicole and Eric Sirvid

"I’m happy I could be with her, hold her hand and tell her how much I love her," Eric said.

The youngest of the Sirvid children, Christopher, called his older sister “Coco” when he was young. He too recalled Nikki taking them to Orland Park’s Centennial Park Aquatic Center.

“I remember all the times Nikki took us to the pool,” Chris said. “She’d play with Eric and me on the slides and we’d all try to get our mom in and out of the lazy river,” he said smiling.

"I'm happy I could be with her, hold her hand and tell her how much I love her."

Eric Sirvid


Family members remembered Nikki’s love for her nieces and nephews.

“When Mikey and Mikayla were over, Nikki would go to the pool and the play gym at McDonald’s because she was small enough to play in the tunnels,” her mother said smiling. “Nikki loved kids. She babysat for many of our friends’ kids who are now adults.”

“Nicole had a childlike joy to her,” Toni Sirvid said. “She would light up the room. She adored her father and was his right hand. She was smart, talented and very athletic. She enjoyed soccer, gymnastics, animals, and being outside near water.” Sirvid added, “And, everything she ate, almost always had ketchup on it.”

Toni and Nicole Sirvid

“One year at Christmas, she decorated the family room exactly how I did each year. I wasn’t able to do it that year so it was heartwarming for me because Nikki knew how much I loved Christmas,” Toni said.

Nicole Sirvid is survived by her mother, Tonette “Toni” Sirvid and her siblings, Bobby (Chelcie), Melissa Lowe, Eric, and Christopher (Kristina). She was the much loved aunt to Tristan, Cooper, Elizabeth, Luke, Mikayla, Michael, Milly, Vera and Luci. Nicole was preceded in death by her father, Robert Sirvid, who died in 2012.

A funeral mass for Nicole Sirvid will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 10 a.m. at St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church, 7399 West 159th Street, in Tinley Park. Refreshments will be served in the church hall following the mass.

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