Mary Mendralla Posted: 2019-02-06 16:50:18

Mary Mendralla


Mary Mendralla, 82, of Huntley, died peacefully, February 5, 2019.
Visitation will be on Sunday, February 10, 2019, from 3:00 to 7:00pm at DeFiore Funeral Home- 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, February 11, 2019 10:00am at St. Mary Catholic Church-10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. There will be a visitation at Church on Monday from 9:00 until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Mary was born November 5, 1936 in Chicago, the daughter of William and Olea Cabaj. On December 1, 1956 she married Thomas Mendralla. Mary was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the Sun City Polish Club and Scandinavian Club. She was an avid reader, excellent speller and scrabble player. Made baskets, enjoyed sewing, painting and bunco. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband Tom, children: Diane Mendralla, Karen (Michael) Volk, Tom (Barbara) Mendralla, and Ed (Laura) Mendralla, and her grandchildren: David, Daniel (Aubrey), Peter, Cathryn, Susanna, Michelle, Donna, Jessica, Elizabeth, Daniel, Luke and William. She is also survived by her brother, John (Patricia) Cabaj and sister-in-law, Rose Cabaj.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers, William and James.
For further information please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772, or on-line condolences may be directed to www.defiorefuneral .com

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Elaine Struensee 2019-02-06 18:33:18

Tom you have my sympathy on the death of your wife Mary. There are no words on how to explain how much Mary will be missed. I missed her when she no longer came to our weekly Bunco at the bank, and also to our weekly lunches at what ever place we wound up at. She was one of a kind no one could laugh like her. She is in a better place looking down on all of us, laughing of course. She truly lived a long beautiful life.

Jodi and Kurt 2019-02-07 10:01:39

Karen, Mike, Cathryn, Michelle and the entire family, we were saddened to hear about your loss. Your mom and grandmother will never be forgotten and will be remembered in the legacy of her wonderful family. Our thoughts are with you all.

Kim Karliinski 2019-02-07 16:06:43

Karen I am so sorry to hear about the passing of you mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Keep your memories of your mom close to your heart. Kim Karlinski

Mary Jean Hough 2019-02-07 18:50:50

Karen my deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers! Our mothers may be gone, but their love remains in our hearts !! I also apologize for not being available for you!!

Jeana Ferrara 2019-02-09 10:34:03

I'm so sorry---- i hope wonderful memories ease the pain you are all going through now.

Lisa Arnold 2019-02-10 14:34:54

Karen, My heart goes out to you and your family. You are in my prayers.

Annette and Phill Kopczynski 2019-02-12 13:58:45

Dear Tom so sorry for your loss ,are prayers are with you .We have fond memories of Mary a very sweet kind person.