Marie Elizabeth Kilroy
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Kilroy, Marie Elizabeth

Marie Elizabeth Kilroy (nee Spellman) Beloved wife of the late Joe for 57 years; devoted daughter of the late Ed and Mary Spellman; loving mother of Pat, Mike (Mary), Sheila (John) Joyce, Joe (Mary Joyce), Gerry (Betty), Ed (Sue), Siobhan (Dan) Treacy, Kevin (Deb); cherished grandmother of Mike (Liz), Pat SSG US Army (Jamie), Ryan, Hannah, Mairead, Grainne, John Joe, and Sara Kilroy, Kathleen (Bryan) Cosgriff, Caitlin (Scott) Ruzinsky, Meaghan (Neil) Offerman, Molly (David) Nicolau, Siobhain and Ciara Joyce, Darragh, Daniel, Ciara, and Sean Treacy, and the late Paddy Kilroy; great grandmother of Grace, Colin, and Jameson Kilroy and William Ruzinsky; sister to the late Julia Barbara Vacala (the late Bill); aunt to many nieces and nephews in the United States, Canada, and Ireland, including Seamus (Susan), Siobhan (Mike), Fiona, and Seamus Reid and the Vacala family; dear cousin to many in the United States and Ireland. Visitation will be held on Monday from 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Cooney Funeral Home located at 625 Busse Hwy. in Park Ridge. Funeral Tuesday, family and friends are asked to meet at Queen of All Saints Basilica for Mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Misericordia Home, Parkinson's Foundation, or Community Pregnancy Clinics are appreciated. For information please call 847-685-1002 or visit

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Feb. 14, 2021.
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February 19, 2021
Our Deepest Sympathy to all the family.
Padraig & Breda McCormack
February 16, 2021
Sincere sympathy to the family of Marie Kilroy. A kind and gentle lady, great mother and grandmother. Fond memories of family gatherings

Regina (Treacy), Declan Reidy and family. Ireland
February 15, 2021
Joe and Mary Joyce- sorry for your loss
February 15, 2021
Sincere sympathy to all the Kilroy family on the sad passing of Marie.
May her kind and gentle soul rest in peace.
Shelia Treacy (Ireland)
February 15, 2021
Sending heartfelt condolences to all. May her kind and loving soul Rest In Peace.
Noreen Higgins
February 14, 2021
Sincere sympathy to the Kilroy family. May she Rest In Peace. (Cousin) Carmel Sammon
Carmel Sammon (Ireland)
February 14, 2021
So sorry to hear of the passing of Marie. She and my mother Rita Kenny were first cousins. My mother, Marie and Joe, and JB and Bill were great companions and friends over many years. While they are gone, they are never forgotten. Marie was a beautiful woman, on the inside as well as the outside. Her and the Kilroy, Vacala families will never be forgotten. May she rest in peace. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis May her sweet soul be at the right hand of the lord.
Kate and Paddy Raymond
February 13, 2021
Our sympathy and special prayers for Marie and all her family and friends.
Sr. Rosemary & the Residents of Misericordia
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