Doris J. O’Leary, age 73, of Johnsburg, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006, and her husband, John D. O’Leary, age 78, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, both at Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry.
Doris was born March 26, 1933 in New Berlin, Wisconsin, to Paul and Lorraine (Mathia) Siegfried. John was born April 7, 1928 in Chicago to John and Margaret (Quigley) O’Leary. On February 11, 1950, they were united in marriage in Chicago.
Formerly a longtime resident of the Jefferson Park area of Chicago, they were residents of Johnsburg since 1991. Doris was active in raising her family and was a homemaker for most of her life. She also enjoyed collecting antiques.
John was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during WWII. He was a 55 year member of I.B.E.W. Local 134.
They were doting grandparents to their grandchildren, and both enjoyed the outdoors and were fans of Chicago sports teams. They were former members of St. Cornelius Church in Chicago.
Survivors include their children, John “Jack” O’Leary of Costa Rica, James (Meriko) O’Leary of Elgin, Judy (Jon) Kook of Bermuda, Joseph (Nancy) O’Leary of Bloomingdale, Thomas O’Leary of Niles, and Mary (Bill) Desmond of Summerville, SC; their grandchildren, Joey, Kenny, Marty, Charlie, Colleen, Maggie, Katie, Emma, John, Loralyn, Jeressa, Emmett, and a great grandchild, Sydney; brothers and sisters of Doris, Norma (Chris) Priesmeyer, Vivian (the late Donald) Ruzecki, Sharon (Anthony) Yaccino, Paul (Marilyn) Siegfried, and Charles (Barb) McCumber of Eau Claire; and sister-in-law of Doris, Christel Siegfried.
Preceding John and Doris in death were their parents; their son, Kevin O’Leary (1999); and a brother and sister of Doris, Norman Siegfried and Dorothy (the late Carl) Ruzecki.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, at Cumberland Chapels, 8300 W. Lawrence Avenue, Norridge.
The procession will leave the funeral home at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, for the 10 a.m. Mass to be celebrated at St. Cornelius Church in Chicago.
Interment will follow in Maryhill Cemetery, Niles.
The George R. Justen & Son Funeral Home of McHenry is coordinating arrangements. For information call the funeral home at 815-385-2400. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.justenfh.com.