Mary Jo Tongue
1947 - 2020
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Mary Jo Tongue nee Nolan, age 73, late of Homewood. Beloved wife of the late John D. Tongue. Loving Daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (nee Ward) Nolan. Dear sister of Patricia (late James) Roach and the late Joseph (Ann) Nolan. Cherished aunt to 12 nieces and nephews. Great aunt to 33. Resting at the Tews-Ryan Funeral Home 18230 Dixie Highway in Homewood on Tuesday July 28, from 9 am until time of prayers at 10:30 am, then to St. Joseph Church for an 11 am Mass. Interment Assumption Cemetery. For additional information contact or call 708-798-5300.

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Published in Chicago Tribune on Jul. 26, 2020.
Lying in State
09:00 - 10:30 AM
Prayer Service
10:30 AM
Memorial Mass
11:00 AM
St. Joseph Church
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July 29, 2020
Such a loving and funny cousin. No one could tell a story better than her. Love you MaryJo
Kathy Ward
July 28, 2020
Mary Jo and I worked together many years ago. She was a joy to work with and I will always remember her laugh. She helped make BCBSI what it became.
Gail Orr
July 27, 2020
This is one of the times when a bond between friends holds memories of the last 40+ years, To mention a few, breakfasts and lunches at Blue Cross, our Work Anniversaries we shared together, Financial Christmas
Parties, cookie exchanges and breakfast the next day. Also spending week ends with you and John and an occasional trip to a bar to meet friends. To your family I offer my deepest sympathy and I will meet you in Heaven.
Elaine Denman
July 27, 2020
I have known Mary Jo since I was a little girl (more than 40 years) and was lucky enough to go with My Mom to work at Blue Cross and Blue Shield where they worked together...Mary Jo was always the one that we went to lunch with, laughed at all of my childhood antics when my poor Mom Elaine seemed horrified, and made sure we always had a really good day! She was Wonderful and her Cookie Exchanges will always be Legendary,!
Rhonda Kladder
July 27, 2020
My Heartfelt Condolences to the Family and Friends. God’s Continued Blessings for comfort. A Beautiful and Fun person to have worked with a true sweetheart. RIP Mary Jo ♥
Laura L. King
July 27, 2020
I love u do much Mary jo
Mary Ann Nolan
July 27, 2020
I was so happy to know her and to spend time with her. She was one of my favorite people and she will be so missed by all of her family and her many friends. To her family, I am so very sorry for your and our loss.
Arline Roach
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