Florence V. McCarthy-Brown, age 78, of Fox Lake died Thursday, May 19, 2011 at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
She was born July 22, 1932 in Chicago to Wayne and Florence (Prange) McCarthy. On March 2, 1968 she married Michael C. Brown in Chicago.
Formerly of Wauconda, Florence had resided in Fox Lake for the past five years. She was a waitress the majority of her life, working at Dale’s Restaurant in Mundelein. She enjoyed flower gardening and especially loved spending time with her family, she was devoted to her family.
She was survived by her husband Michael of 43 years; three children, Steven Abramski, Kathleen Stephenson, Brian (Jamie) Brown; five grandchildren, Michael, Sheri, Brian, Brandon, Cameron; two sisters, Patricia and Barbara; and a brother, Emil.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Lance in August of 1993, David in March of 2001; her parents; and a sister Gwendolyn.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, May 23, 2011 at Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home, 222 W. North Rosedale Court (at Cedar Lake Road) Round Lake, Il 60073.
Visitation will resume on Tuesday, May 24, at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until prayers are said at 10:15 a.m. before leaving for the 11 a.m. funeral Mass to be celebrated at St. Bede’s Catholic Church, 36455 N. Wilson Road, Ingleside, IL 60041.
Interment in Transfiguration Cemetery, Wauconda
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, the family suggests memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, P. O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148. For information, call 847-546-3300 or on-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.justenfh.com.