VIOLA-LENNON-Obituary

VIOLA B. LENNON

Niles, Illinois

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Viola B. Lennon, nee Brennan, age 86, loving mother of Elizabeth (David) Lennon Dorn, Mark Lennon, Melissa (Michael) Acciari, Rebecca (Robert) Weisheit, Matthew (Kathleen) Lennon, Cathy Lennon, Martin (Karin) Lennon, Maureen (Robert) Lennon Zeeb, Regina (Terry) Horn and the late Charlotte Lennon; devoted grandmother of Jenna and Tess Lennon Dorn, Alexander Lennon, Rachel Acciari, Andrew, Eric, PJ and Emily Weisheit, Riley, Colleen and Jamie Lennon, Ryan and Kelly Lennon, Brittany and Jacob Zeeb, and Abby, Jack and Jessica Horn. Funeral Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 9:15 a.m. from Colonial-Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 8025 W. Golf Road, Niles to Mary Seat of Wisdom Church, Mass 10 a.m. Cremation Private. Visitation Monday, Jan. 25, 2 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to La Leche League Breastfeeding Helpline, 7295 Highland Estates Place, Falls Church, VA 22043 www.breastfeedinghelpline.com or La Leche League Alumnae Assoc., ATTN. Susan Geil, 4868 N. Hermitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60640. Info., 847-581-0536 or www.colonialfuneral.com.

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I just came across a Souvenier Album from the LLL 25th Anniversary Conferende in Chicago. I started looking up LLL founders, etc and saw that Vi had passed away in January. I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed meeting her when I was working as a fund raiser for LLL/Ga. She was a wonderful, bright, and dedicated woman and I am so fortunate to have met her. God Bless your family and the legacy left by your Mom/GrandMom! ~Kay Brown Ludwig, Buford, GA

Dear Lennon Family, My sister,Annie, told me about your Mom passing away. While reading your Mom's obit so many great memories came to me. Your Mom was such a big part of my life when I was younger, she was always so loving to me. There are so many special memories that I still think of today and share with friends. I loved being at your house with all the kids, I don't know how your Mom kept up with everything. Any time I eat a triscuit I think of your Mom ! I loved babysitting and since...

On behalf of La Leche League GB we send our sincere condolances to all of Vi's family. It is thanks to our beloved Founding Mothers that women the world over have been empowered to breastfeed and nurture our babies in the way we felt was right for us. The legacy lives on. Thank you. Anna Burbidge, on behalf of LLL GB

Cathy
I am sorry to hear about your mom and wishing you comfort at this difficult time.

Elizabeth and David: Bruce saw the obituary first and showed it to me. We felt her loss even tho we didn't know Vi. But it was thru you, Elizabeth, that La Leche League came into our lives and made us better parents than we would have been without it. For that we thank you and Vi. We hope this finds you well and we wish you strength and comfort during this difficult time.

Dear Lennon family:
I was sad to learn about Vi's death and I wish I could have been closer to her and to all of you during her last months. I have wonderful memories of all the times she received me so graciously in her home and of the times she came to visit me in Mexico.
I have a deep gratitude for her vision not only in being a cofounder of La Leche League but for her efforts in trying to make the League a sound and vital organization.
My main thankfulness however is for...

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Cathy-
I just happened to open the paper today and immediately new this was your mother. So sorry to learn of her death. She was such an amazing woman. I know you were very close to her. I don't know how to contact you and it has been a few years since we have seen each other. My thoughts are with you.
Mimi Paull-Binette ( from Michael Reese days!)

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.