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Mary Chaney


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Mary Chaney Obituary
Mary Rose Guagenti Chaney - Born December 9, 1920.  Surrounded by her devoted family, Mary passed into Eternity on March 6, 2018 at the young age of 97. Beloved seventh child (of 10) of the late Andrea and Maria (Portanova) Guagenti. She was preceded in death by all of her loving siblings: Frank (Louise), Sr. Philip Anne Guagenti O.S.M., Nicholas (Nathalie), Joseph (Rosemary), Sam (Fay), Frances (Pat) Sciortino, Carmela (Gaetano) Fagiolo, Grace (Sam) Campese, Andrew (Charmenz). Dearest mother of six: John (late Kathy) Chaney, Donna (Frank) Gorniak, late Robert Chaney, Dorothy (Bernie) Sepanik, Carol (Robert) Mazor and Andrew (Anna) Chaney. Precious Nana of seven: Christina (Don) DiBrita, Andrea (Joe) Quinn, Brian Chaney, Lisa Sepanik, Sarah (Scott) Ferrebee, Lauren (Joe) Tully and Marc Chaney. Spirited Great Nana of five: Daniela, Nora, Dominic, Frank and Nalani. Mary was an educated and adventurous firecracker of a woman who traveled the world. Formerly married to the late James Chaney, she single handedly raised their five children. She leaves them with wonderful memories and a treasury of her prolific writings. Her great zest for life was contagious and she is the glue that holds the family together. Alla Famiglia! Our sadness on Earth is cancelled out by the joy of eternal paradise. Cum laude et amore. Family and friends to gather Tuesday, March 13, 2018 for memorial visitation 3PM-8PM at Ivins Funeral Home 80 E. Burlington St., Riverside, IL 60546. Memorial Mass to be held Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 10AM at St. Daniel the Prophet 5300 S. Natoma Ave., Chicago, IL 60638, with procession to St. Joseph Cemetery in River Grove to follow.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from Mar. 9 to Mar. 11, 2018
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