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Mary McNichols Obituary
Mary J. McNichols, 57, of Downers Grove, lost her brave battle with cancer on April 6, 2014. Beloved wife of Patrick Tallon; loving mother of John Tallon; cherished daughter of John and the late Lois Jeane McNichols. Treasured sister of John Patrick (Michelle) McNichols and Megan (David, M.D.) Mahon; dear sister-in-law of Joan (Robert) Swigon. Special aunt and cousin of many. Mary graduated from York High School in Elmhurst and earned a degree in vocal performance from Illinois Wesleyan University. She earned her J.D. from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. Mary was an accomplished lawyer and a talented singer, director and teacher. She combined her love of music and law as a soloist and director of the Chicago Bar Association's Christmas Spirits production for many years. More recently, she opened the McNichols Studio and shared her musical gifts with young students and created a performance venue, Mama Mac's Cabaret, in Downers Grove. Loving, wise, creative and kind, Mary touched many lives and will be dearly missed. Visitation from 3 to 9 pm, Thursday, April 10, at Modell Funeral Home, 7710 S. Cass Avenue, Darien. Prayers 9:15 am Friday from funeral home to Christ the Servant Catholic Church, 8700 Havens Dr., Woodridge, for Mass at 10 am. Int. Resurrection Cem. Donations to the appreciated. For funeral info: 630-852-3595.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Apr. 9, 2014
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