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Mary Hereley Marren

January 2, 1936 ~ February 13, 2018 (age 82)

Mary Hereley Marren, age 82. Dearly beloved wife of Joseph P.; devoted mother of Paul (Kay), Patrick (Alex), Daniel (Peggy), David (Kim), Susan (Tim McGinn), Mark (Deirdre), Martin, Julie (Michael Cooke) Marren, and Mary Jo (Jason) Green; cherished grandmother of Joseph, Michael, Jack, Matthew, and Maggie; Claire and David; Ian and Luke Marren; Aidan and Jamie McGinn; Sam, Harry, and Philip Marren; Jacob and Grace Marren-Cooke; Daniel, Gregory, and Frederick Green; and Isaac Ryckeghem; loved aunt of Mary Coniglio, and Peter, Tony, Chris, and Josh Kilbridge. Mary held the distinction of being the first woman editor-in-chief of the Loyola University Chicago student newspaper, then called the Loyola News. She met her husband, a reporter for the News, and they married soon after graduation. While raising her nine children, she served as a Girl Scout leader, Eucharistic minister, and member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of her parish. She was for years a Benedictine Oblate at St. Scholastica Monastery where she went to grammar and high school. With her children all in school, she began a 15-year career in the payroll department of S&C Electric Company, making life-long friends through the company. She patronized the Lyric Opera and the Shakespeare and other theaters. She enjoyed playing with two bridge groups and attending the parish exercise group. She was a wonderful mother, and her children have repaid that attention by graduating from colleges and universities all across the country and continuing to remain friends with one another. Visitation Wednesday, February 21st, from 3 to 8pm at the John E Maloney Funeral Home 1359 W Devon Avenue, Chicago. Funeral Thursday, February 22nd, at St. Margaret Mary Church 2324 W Chase Ave., Chicago with visitation from 10am followed by 11am Mass of Christian Burial. Interment Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Misericordia , St. Margaret Mary or  St. Scholastica would be appreciated.

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