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September 30, 2016

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September 30, 2016

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March 15, 2013
So long Judge -You were held in the highest esteem by the police profession

John J Flood
Cook County Police Department ( Ret )
March 12, 2013
Our deepest sympathies. Thank you Mary Ann for thinking of our Misericordia folks, during these hard days. You and all the McMorrows are in our prayers.
March 05, 2013
Please accept my sincere condolences
March 02, 2013

May your fond memories bring a smile to your face. Turn to God to bring you comfort in your distress. He is near to all those calling upon him and their cry's for help he hears.
Psalms 145: 18,19
March 01, 2013
To the Family of Justice McMorrow. I am sorry I could not attend funeral services due to out of state commitments. I had the distinct pleasure of working with Justice McMorrow in the past. She was truly a wonderful lady and a great jurist who served the people of Illinois with grace and distinction. May she rest in peace and may her memory be forever eternal.
February 28, 2013
Dear Mary Ann - Tho my name is unknown to you, I worked in the State's Atorney's Office when your motheer worked there. I was sec'y to the State's Attorney and I admired your mother greatly. Years later we met for lunch with Elma Kahn, the adm. head of the State's Attorney's office, and we promised to keep in touch. But of course we did not. But my respect for your mother never changed. I am so sorry. I am older than your mother, and upset that she left this earth so soon. Please accept my condolences.
February 28, 2013
John 5:29
February 27, 2013
Dear Mary Ann,
My heart goes out to you for the loss of your Mother. I know how difficult that can be. You and your Mom kept my own parents in your prayers during their time of illness. Your Mom was a very warm, kind and loving person who always had a smile and a kind word when we met. She has also raised a daughter with those same qualities and her legacy will live on in our hearts. She has risen to the highest "office" as our guardian angel. May she pray for us and be ever at your side!
February 27, 2013
Dear Mary Ann,
Your mom was a Grand ,classy
humble lady....I loved talking to her.
She was a great asset to the juducial system, treating every one
May she rest in the peacefully
in the hands of Jesus in paradise.
May her memory live on for generations.
God bless her family....

Edward G. Dykla
President Emeritus
Polish Roman Catholic Union
Byonton Beach, Fla
Barrington, Ill
February 27, 2013
Dear Mary Ann and Frances,
What a joy to know your Mother. I have so many wonderful memories of her laughing with Judges Margaret O"Malley, Monica Reynolds and Rosemary Laporta in the Walnut room.They planned their vacations and went off to Greece and stayed in the Army-Navy club in London, Hearing tales of the adventures was really wonderful. But her heart was always with her daughter and she was so proud of you and all you did. Your Dad was never far away as that Irishman really captured her spirit. I remember walking with her to Mass in Springfield. She had such long legs and would go so fast it was hard to keep up with her. She always looked like my Mother wanted me to look. Matching shoes and purse and elegant suits, she had it altogether. And how hard she worked and so was thorough in everything she did, whether it was writing a brief or opinion, or making a speech, or asking us questions during oral argument. She was always prepared. In later years. Despite her years as an Assistant States Attorney and running for office, she was a bit shy. in 1992 when we were all running, she would be in the back and my husband Patrick would go and get her and put her in the front and then he would stay with Frances. When we marched in the St Patrick's day parade she loved every minute of it. In later years she wore slacks and we would meet in Greektown for dinner. She was interested in everyone and everything Justice McMorrow made a fine Chief Justice and seeing her sworn in was indeed a thrill. Thank you for asking for contributions to Misercordia and Haymarket house, two of her favorite charities. She loved us all , and we loved her right back. Now, she belongs to the ages. Someday they will have a statue of her in Springfield and we will walk by and remember oh so fondly and be grateful that we had such a friend.
Our love, our sympathy to you Mary Ann and Frances,
Patrick Racey and Sheila Murphy (Ret.Judge)

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