Mary Aitken

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WEST PEORIA - Mary E. Aitken, 91, a resident of West Peoria for more than 59 years, passed away at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at 1:54 a.m.

She was born Oct. 19, 1920, in Toluca, Ill., to Joseph and Antonia (Capranica) Agatucci. She married Willis "Woody" Aitken on July 5, 1947, at St. Patrick's Church in Peoria. He died on May 21, 2008.

She also was preceded in death by three sisters, Anna Coffey, Josephine and Florence Agatucci; and three infant brothers.

She is survived by three sons, Joseph (Lisa) Aitken of Dallas, Texas, Jon (Linda) Aitken of Morton and Michael (Mary Hartman) Aitken of Peoria; one daughter, Beth (Randy) Arnold of Peoria; and one sister, Delores Smith of Peoria Heights; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Mary retired from Caterpillar Tractor Co. in 1983.

She was a member of the St. Francis Auxiliary, Caterpillar Retirees Club, Catholic Women's League, Knights of Columbus 55 Plus Club, Detweiller Ladies Golf and Neighborhood House.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Peoria. Franciscan Fathers will be officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services at the church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in West Peoria.

Memorials contributions may be made to .

Tributes and condolences may be submitted to

Funeral Home
Wright & Salmon Mortuary - Peoria
2416 N. North Street Peoria, IL 61604
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Published in Peoria Journal Star on May 20, 2012
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