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ROSEMARY Adele DILLONAge 69 of Elburn, formerly of Chicago, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the presence and prayers of her loving family, early Sunday morning, October 12, 2008 at Delnor Community Hospital, Geneva, IL.BORN / EARLY YEARSShe was born October 21, 1938 in Elmhurst, IL the daughter of Walter R. and Augusta Ruth (Davis) Lindsay. Her father nic-named her "Bubbles" and it was a life-time label that not only stuck – but fit her effervescent personality. Following graduation from York High School, Rosemary studied to become a teacher at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb and graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Elmhurst College. Not finding her niche as a teacher, she returned to school at Moser Business College, Chicago and worked as an executive secretary for several Chicago area firms including Simpson Optical, M.J. Holland, NuDell Plastics among others. Rosemary was always a "people person" and she had a gift for getting things done. Those gifts eventually lead her into real estate and in the late seventies she got her license and began working for Cuneo and Halsey Real Estate and later for McMullen Real Estate. In later years, she joined Crestwood Real Estate where she earned her broker’s license. As an agent and a broker, Rosemary’s greatest success was in the many clients who became close friends and continued to keep in touch through the years. MARRIAGE & FAMILYWhen Rosemary met her future husband, Michael Dillon, her intuition immediately said "this is the one". Although Rosemary was an "up-town girl" with a Cadillac suitor and Michael was a downtown guy driving an old Rambler, Rosemary’s intuition was right on the mark and their romance lead to matrimony on September 16, 1961 at Immaculate Conception Church in Elmhurst. They settled in a "shoebox" apartment in the city and Rosemary’s talent made it a home. When their first child, Sandy, was born it was time to move on and they found a "two-story-shoebox" in Oriole Park. They would spend nineteen years there, add two more children, Suzanne and Michael S., and build-on two bedrooms and a family room. In 1979 they moved on to Edison, Park, IL, where they remained until 2001 when they took a leap of faith and moved to Elburn, IL. Along the way, Rosemary battled Crohn’s Disease, breast cancer and serious respiratory complications from her many treatments. Through it all, she was a "Tigger". Her spunk and spirit surprised her many doctors and she ran well past the prognosis "death sentences" that were placed upon her again and again. Throughout those years, Rosemary’s strong faith saw her through. She was a member of St. Eugene’s in Oriole Park, St. Juliana’s in Edison Park and St. Gall Church in Elburn. In the hearts of her family and countless friends, she will always be "Bubbles" and the very thought of her will lift their spirits. SURVIVORS In addition to her husband, Michael, she is survived by: Three children: Sandra (Craig) Orzolek of St. Charles, IL ,Suzanne Dillon andMichael S. (Cathy) Dillon, both of Elburn, IL;Six grandchildren: Sandra’s: Matthew, Lindsay and Jennifer Orzolek;Michael’s: Sara, Lauryn and Michael Edward Dillon; Three siblings: Jean Frase of Arlington Heights, ILWilliam (Lucy) Lindsay of Naples, FLDonna (Frank) Blake of Pinos Altos, New Mexico ( google spelling) Many nieces and nephews:Jean’s: Michael,Mark,Marty,Bruce,Danny andBrett Frase,Melody RzewnickiKris MoodyDonna’s :David, Steve andKevin Blake,Robin Paratto,Lindsay Habib andSharon Nading;Brothers and sisters-in-law:Dolores Slater andMargaret DillonMany more nieces and nephews:Dolores’:Cyndy (Michael) LamoreuxSteve (Ellen) Slater,Robert (Sue) Slater,John (Veronica) Slater andMargie (Ken) Gaynor;And a "family" of dear friends from far and wide. PRECEDED She is preceded in death by her parents, Two sisters: Marilyn Capelle and Sandy Lindsay and Two brothers-in-law: Harold Capelle and Robert Slater.VISITATION / FUNERAL Visitation will be held Friday, October 17, 2008 from 4pm – 8pm and conclude with an 8pm wake service at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL. Her funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, October 18, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Gall Church, Rt. 47 and Shannon Street, Elburn. Interment committal services will conclude at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL. MEMORIAL A memorial has been established in Rosemary’s name for masses as well as to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital and Misericordia Heart of Mercy among other favorite charities. Memorials checks may be made to the ¬¬Rosemary Dillon Memorial and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family at the same address or through her obituary at www.conleycare.com. For information call 630-365-6414 or 1-800-8-CONLEY.
VISITATION / FUNERAL Visitation will be held Friday, October 17, 2008 from 4pm - 8pm and conclude with an 8pm wake service at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL. Her funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, October 18, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Gall Church, Rt. 47 and Shannon Street, Elburn.
Interment committal services will conclude at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL.