Karen Lee Gricus

Summit, Illinois

Mar 10, 1948 – Sep 22, 2019 (Age 71)


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Gricus, Karen Lee nee Dougherty. Retired Vice President of Nursing at Oak Park Hospital and C.O.O. of Chicago Reach. Beloved wife of Robert (Retried C.P.D.) Gricus; loving mother of Jeffery (Jacki) Gricus, John C.F.D. (Natalie) Gricus and Jennifer (Neil C.P.D.) Evans; proud grandmother of Johnny,...

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Bob,please accept our most sincere condolences on the loss of your dear wife, Karen. We are truly saddened to learn she had lost her battle with cancer.
I first met Karen through our mutual friend, Mary Ann Pintor,that was decades ago... when they were attending Roosevelt University. Karen was always fun to be with...smart, caring and a little outrageous, which made everyone like her even more!! We'd occasionally run into one another and even shared a few meals with both of you at...

Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. At the separate requests of Joan Walski and Kevin Healy, Karen will be remembered at the Police Mass on Sunday, 27 OCT, 11:00 a.m. at Mercy Home - 1140 W. Jackson Blvd. In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of our all-loving, all-merciful God! [Police Chaplains Ministry: www.ChicagoPCM.org or 312/738-7588]

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

We are so very sorry for your loss. Karen and I met at Kelly H.S. We had same interest and mutual friends. Our kids went to St. Syms together, where she did an outstanding skit imitating Joan Rivers at one of our schools annual events.Karen got me a job at Westlake Hospital, like she did others. She always was looking out for others. She was thoughtful and loyal. I always enjoyed our FB messages and looking at the beautiful pictures she posted of her family. Karen and Bob raised a...