Suzanne McDonnell, age 56, of Joliet, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 10, 2021 at Amita Health St. Joseph Medical Center Joliet.
Born July 11, 1965 in Joliet, she was a graduate of Joliet Central High School with the Class of 1983, and worked in logistics and management for Jewel-Osco, Mariano's and Walgreens.
Suzanne was a loving and devoted mother, daughter, sister and aunt, and was an amazing parent to her two wonderful sons who she loved "to the moon and back." She also loved her many nieces and nephews, and was the family photographer as they and her boys were growing up.
She will be remembered for her beautiful smile, her talent at gardening and growing beautiful flowers, and her creativity with painting and decorating. She loved angels and was an angel in our presence.
Surviving are her sons, Joshua McDonnell of Shorewood, and Jordan McDonnell of Joliet; her mother, Mae (Williamson) McDonnell of Joliet; her brothers and sisters, Kathleen (David) Lubert of Alpharetta, GA, Terrence (Colleen) McDonnell of Greenfield, IN, Jacqueline (Michael) Hanks of Elwood, IL, Kevin (Chris) McDonnell of Palos Hills, IL, and Maureen (Brian) Carey of Joliet; her special friend, Bob Manfred; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
She was preceded by her father, Patrick A. McDonnell; an infant brother, Timothy Patrick McDonnell; and a niece, Abbey McDonnell.
Visitation for Suzanne McDonnell will be held Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Road, Joliet. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 17, 2021 at 10:15 a.m., from the funeral home to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 18 Woodlawn Avenue, Joliet, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Cremation rites will be accorded following services and interment in Woodlawn Memorial Park will be at a later date.
Face masks will be required at both the funeral home and the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name to The Leukemia And Lymphoma Society
) or St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church would be appreciated.
For more information, please call (815) 741-5500, or visit her Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com
Published by The Herald-News from Sep. 14 to Sep. 15, 2021.