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John M. "Jack" Abell of Aurora John M. "Jack" Abell, 91, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Provena Mercy Medical Center. He was born Sept. 29, 1921, in Aurora, IL. Dr. Abell lived in Aurora all of his life. He graduated from Marmion Military Academy, Benedictine University and University of Illinois Medical School. He was a member of the Lay Association of Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. Dr. Abell was a member of Holy Angels Church, Serra Club of Aurora, and Kane County Medical Society. He was an honorary staff member of Provena Mercy Medical Center and Rush-Copley Medical Center. Dr. Abell interned at the US Naval Hospital in San Diego, CA and was in the Navy Reserves until 1982. He joined Dreyer Medical Clinic in 1950 and retired in 1986. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Abell (nee Brennan) of Aurora, IL; his children, Michael (Janice) Abell of Marian, IL, Martha (Richard) Rode of Albuquerque, NM, Theresa (John) Bryant of Batavia, IL and Timothy Abell of Los Angeles, CA; and nine grandchildren, Timothy and Michaela Rode, Cameron Abell, Jeffrey and Nathan Abell, and Patrick, Michael, David and Mary Kate Bryant. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Kevin Bryant; parents, Mary Ann and William Abell; his sisters, May Dickes and Patricia Abell; and his brother, William Abell. Funeral from The Daleiden Mortuary, 220 N. Lake St., Aurora, will be Friday, Nov. 2, at 9:30 a.m., proceeding to Holy Angels Church, for Mass at 10 a.m. Msgr. Martin Heinz will officiate with interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 1, from 2 until 8 p.m., with a liturgical wake service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. For information, 630-631-5500 or visit our interactive website at www.daleidenmortuary.com where you may leave condolences for Dr. Abell's family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jack's memory to Holy Angels Church, Presence Mercy Center, Provena McAuley Manor and the .
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Oct. 30 to Oct. 31, 2012
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