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Loretta "Laura" Corry

March 2, 1928 December 13, 2019
Loretta "Laura" Corry
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Loretta “Laura” Corry nee McDonald, age 91, beloved wife and best friend of the late Francis E. “Bud”; loving mother of Frank (Nancy), Mary Ellen (Mike) Collins, Kathleen Corry, Michael (Laura), Bill (Liz), and the late Dennis (Lisa) Corry; proud grandmother of twenty; adoring great-grandmother of seventeen; dear sister of Eleanor Buchan; fond aunt and great-aunt of many; friend to all. Loving daughter of the late Roy and the late Loretta “Dolly” McDonald. Preceded in death by her beloved brothers Roy, Chris, John, Joe, Jim, and Dan, and her dear sisters Mary, Cecelia Young, and Jeannette Conniff.

Laura was an avid softball and volleyball player and a talented and dedicated recreational bowler. She was a proud graduate of Ascension School (’42) and Trinity High School (’46). Following high school, she worked several years at The Chicago Tribune. In addition to raising her own active family, Laura influenced the lives of many youngsters as a teacher in the Oak Park Recreation Department’s Preschool program. She later managed the Village of Oak Park Employees’ Credit Union, and worked several years in the accounting department of the Shaker Advertising Agency. In retirement, she and Bud oversaw the Park District of Oak Park’s popular and successful Memorial Tree program. In fitting tribute, their two beautiful memorial pear trees at Barrie Park, where Laura and Bud first met, blossom gloriously each spring.

Visitation from 9:45 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 4, at Ascension Church, 808 S. East Ave., Oak Park. Private interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Ascension School, or the Trinity High School (River Forest) would be appreciated.


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Visitation

Saturday

4

Jan

9:45 AM 1/4/2020 9:45:00 AM - 10:30 AM 1/4/2020 10:30:00 AM
Ascension Church

808 S. East Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60304

Ascension Church
808 S. East Ave. Oak Park 60304 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Saturday

4

Jan

10:30 AM 1/4/2020 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1/4/2020 11:30:00 AM
Ascension Church

808 S. East Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60304

Ascension Church
808 S. East Ave. Oak Park 60304 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation National Headquarters

ATTN: Financial Operations
733 Third Avenue, Ste. 510
New York, NY 10017

Ascension School

Ascension Advancement Office
808 S. East Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60304

Trinity High School

7574 Division St
River Forest, IL 60305
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