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Mary Alice (Galvin) Budreck


1930 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences Gallery
Mary Alice (Galvin) Budreck Obituary
McHENRY – Mary Alice Galvin Budreck, 83, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born June 10, 1930, in Chicago, to Joseph E. and Myrtle L. (Pederson) Galvin. On Dec. 4, 1954, she married Charles J. Budreck Jr. at St. Giles Church in Oak Park.
Mary was raised in Oak Park. She graduated from Trinity High School in River Forest and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in sociology from Loretta Heights College in Denver.
She met Charles one year later, and they were married. They lived in Riverside, then Oak Park before moving to McHenry in 1974.
Raising her family, she was very busy with all her children's activities. She enjoyed playing golf and played in the Pistakee Golf League for six years. She was a member of McHenry Country Club and St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Mary was also an avid Chicago sports fan for the Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks. She was an avid fan of former Chicago Cubs player Ron Santo.
Mary loved to sing, play cards with her girlfriends and had a passion for entertaining. She hosted some of the greatest parties, especially at Christmas.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Charles; five children, Cynthia (Joel) Brumlik of McHenry, Michael (Rosie) Budreck of McHenry, Joseph (Jeannine) Budreck of Cary, Linda Mueller of McHenry and Tom (Elizabeth) Budreck of Downers Grove; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Barbara (the late Thomas) Galvin of Dundee and Julie (the late Richard) Luehrsen of The Villages, Fla.; and a brother-in-law, Bernard (Mary Jane) Budreck of Tucson, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by a son, Charles G. Budreck on Feb. 16, 2002; her parents; a sister, Pat Reedy; and her brother, Thomas Galvin.
The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry. The visitation will continue Friday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. until prayers at 9:45 a.m., leaving for the 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass celebration at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 3500 W. Washington St., McHenry.
Interment will be in St. Patrick's Countryside Cemetery, McHenry.  
Memorials to St. Patrick Catholic Church or to Centegra Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400 or visit www.justenfh.com to leave an online condolence message for her family.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Oct. 8, 2013
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