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Mary A. Querio

February 26, 1943 — August 1, 2022

Age 79, of Manhattan, IL and Naples, FL passed away peacefully at Joliet Hospice Home after a long battle with Inclusion Body Myositis, a rare autoimmune disease she had battled for years.

She was born on February 26, 1943 in Peoria IL. She grew up in Joliet and raised her family in Frankfort. She is proceeded in death by her loyal and devoted husband, Gerald A. Querio June 5, 2021. They were married for 58 Years.

She is the adored mother of Kathy (Rob) George, Beth (Paul) Kaski, Michael (Katie) Querio, and Peg (Oak) O’Connell; A fond grandmother of Ryan (Michelle) George, Zac George, Blake George(Mary Dunne), Kelsey Kaski (Colleen Rathz), Tyler Kaski, Brittany Sikorski (Greg Madonna), Mason Querio, Malachy (Mac) O’Connell and Molly O’Connell; proud great-grandmother of Easton, Harper, Shane, and Logan. Dear sister of her precious baby brother, Jimmy Potter.

Mary retired from JCPenney as a Loss Prevention Manager in 1999. She started working there in 1980 as a part-time job. During all the years her children were growing up, she ran the PTA and enjoyed volunteering for many organizations. Her biggest accomplishment was being the chairwoman of the Frankfort Fall Festival for several years. Mary was immensely proud of her four children and there was nothing she loved more than being with them in various states she called home. Mary very often dialed them up several times a day to talk and stay connected. Her grandkids were her happiness, and if you were fortunate enough to know Mary, you heard this constantly. Mary was honest and a deeply kind human who touched so many. Her list of friends seems endless, including her kid’s friends and even her grandkid’s friends! Her joy was contagious and countless laughs were shared over coffee and drinks with all those Mary loved.

A very special THANK YOU to the entire staff at Joliet Hospice/Lightways Home. The staff truly are angels in disguise. Mary adored each and every one of them and could never thank them enough for her amazing care. Mary was the recipient of incredible care for 80 long days at Joliet Hospice/Lightways Home. She was treated like a queen every single day by all those that cared for her.

Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort IL 60423 on Saturday, August 6th 2022 from 8:30 AM until time of prayers at 11:30 AM and then to St. Jude Catholic Church, 241 West 2nd Avenue, New Lenox IL 60451 for a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 PM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to Lightways Hospice would be greatly appreciated. For information or 815-806-2225.

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Service Schedule

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Saturday, August 6, 2022

8:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Kurtz Memorial Chapel - Frankfort

65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort, IL 60423

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, August 6, 2022

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