Judith Kay Dinelli
1944 - 2020
Fred C. Dames Funeral Home and Crematory
1201 W. Route 6 at Deerpath Drive
Morris, IL
Judith Kay Dinelli

Born: July 18, 1944; in Galesburg, IL

Died: April 4, 2020; in Joliet, IL

Judith Kay Dinelli, age 75, of Morris, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.

Judith was born July 18, 1944,in Galesburg, IL to the late William and Kathryn Sherman. She was a graduate of Delavan High School, Class of 1962, received her Bachelor's degree from Illinois State University and her Master's degree from Northern Illinois University. Judith taught Junior High English and Literature in the Darien and Lisle School Districts for 35 years.

Judith loved flowers and gardening, was an avid reader and enjoyed being involved in the school activities and athletic events of her grandchildren.

Among her proudest moments were hearing from former students whose lives she touched, and who reached out to her to stay in touch.

Surviving are her beloved husband, Phillip P. Dinelli of Morris; two sons, Jeffrey Dinelli of Morris, and Brett (Johanne) Dinelli of Dieppe, New Brunswick, Canada; seven grandchildren, Angel, Matthew, Tommy, Oceane, Clemence, Alizee, and Theo; one sister, Carol (the late George) Stockinger of Daytona Beach, FL; one brother, Tom (Cindy)Sherman of Metamora, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Judith Dinelli will be private. Family and friends are invited to visit her Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com where you may post a condolence, or share a memory or favorite story. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name to Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet,IL 60431 or to Operation St. Nick, P.O. Box 781, Morris, IL 60450, would be appreciated. Arrangements have been handled under the care and guidance of the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 1201 W. Rt. 6 (at Deerpath), Morris, IL60540. For more information, please call (815) 942-5040 or visit www.fredcdames.com

Published by Morris Herald-News on Apr. 7, 2020.
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I went to Lakeview and Mrs. Dinelli was one of the nicest and coolest teachers. She was fun and had a great sense of humor, everyone thought that, but only a lucky few had her. She often talked about her sons and it was apparent that she loved you both immensely. Im sorry to learn of her passing. I hope you find peace and cherish your good memories.
April 15, 2020
Sending our blessings. Don and Sharon Gaddo
April 13, 2020
Phil ,Jeff and family I am very sorry for your loss of Judith. May God give you strength and comfort .Ken Willis ,Morris
Kenneth Willis
April 10, 2020
I only knew Judy for a short time but I thought she was so special. She loved her family and her face would light up when she talked about grandkids. She shared stories about spending time with them, cooking with them and being "little Grandma". Prayers for her family, she was a wonderful lady.
Lynn Tooley
April 9, 2020
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