Elisabeth Ann McHugh (nee Hennessy), 62, of Deerfield, Illinois passed away on September 13, 2021. Born on May 31, 1959, in New York, New York to Elisabeth (nee McGowan) and Gerald Hennessy. She was preceded in death by her mother. Elisabeth grew up in Wilmette and was a graduate of New Trier High School and Regis College in Denver, Colorado. She is survived by her beloved husband Michael whom she recently celebrated 40 years of marriage on September 12, 2021. Cherished mother to Robert (fiancé Christine Griesmaier) of Lake Forest, Illinois and Brian of Chicago, Illinois. Loving sister of Gerald (Catharine) Hennessy of Paradise Valley, Arizona and Karen (William) Essig of Winnetka, Illinois. Devoted aunt to Tatum and Chloe Hennessy and Michael and Christopher Essig.
Liz worked for Allstate Insurance for over 25 years and leaves behind personal and professional friends too numerous to count. Liz's pride and joy was her family. She loved family vacations to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and attending all of her sons' sporting events and activities from childhood through college.
Her family would like to thank the physicians, nurses, therapists and researchers at The University of Chicago Medicine and NorthShore University Health System for helping Liz to live life to the fullest and improving the lives of those with head and neck cancer.
Visitation will take place Monday, September 20 at 9:00 a.m. until the funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 724 Elder Lane, Deerfield, Illinois 60015. Masks required. Mass will also be live streamed at holycrossparish.net/live
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Elisabeth McHugh to support the Head and Neck Cancer Care Program at The University of Chicago Medicine. Checks may be made payable to the "University of Chicago Medicine" and sent to the following address: University of Chicago Gift Administration and Business Data, Elisabeth McHugh Memorial, 5235 S. Harper Court, 4th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60615. Or you can donate online at: http://giving.uchicago.edu/elisabeth-mchugh
. Donations can also be made to Meals on Wheels of Northeastern Illinois in memory of Elisabeth McHugh, 1723 Simpson Street, Evanston, Illinois, 60201.
Published by Chicago Tribune on Sep. 19, 2021.