Delight “Dee” Potocki Posted: 2022-07-28 09:54:29


Delight “Dee” Potocki, 88, of Huntley, died peacefully, July 26, 2022.
Delight was born February 27,1934 in Chicago, the daughter of Vern and Alberta Williams. In 1952 she married Matthew L. Potocki. She was a homemaker and enjoyed raising her three boys. Delight was a fabulous cook and could make anything taste delicious. She and her husband enjoyed dancing and could cut a rug. They raised their family in Schiller Park and in 2002, moved to Sun City. Delight was creative and amazing at ceramics. She was a member of the Red Hatters, enjoyed playing cards and games with the neighbors.
Dee is survived by her husband, Matthew Potocki, her sons, Matthew (Kathy) Potocki, Thomas (Paula) Potocki and Daniel Potocki, her six grandchildren, Brett, Ashley (Nate), Krista, Christopher, Annalise, and Joseph, as well as by many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and by all her siblings.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2022, from 4-7pm, with service being held at 7pm at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to ALS Foundation or American Cancer Society.
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Tom Potocki 2022-07-28 19:04:39

Rest In Peace Mom. You were the best Mom (and Grandma) one could ever have. I will miss you until I see you in heaven one day. All my love, Tommy

Patricia Stewart Roberts 2022-07-29 10:52:54

You were a light in my life Aunt Delight and we will all miss you so much until we meet again.

Paula Potocki 2022-07-29 19:09:21

Mom, I was so blessed to be able to call you Mom. You opened your heart to me from the first time we met. You are known for telling people that I am your daughter and that I was the easiest labor you had:) I could never thank you enough for all that you did to make your son the man he is, loving your grandchildren beyond measure and filling our lives with laughter, faith, joy and so much love. I know you are in Heaven with all of your family and rejoicing in God's Glory. Thank you for continuing to watch over us Mom. You are our Angel now. I love you.

Annalise Potocki 2022-07-30 13:56:33

Grandma, I have so many things I want to say. I am so grateful I got to have you as my grandmother, you were truly such a wonderful, kind woman. My heart, and many others I know were just filled to the brim with love for you, which is why our eyes are full of tears now at your loss. I keep thinking about how you've been around for so many important moments in history, but most important were the every day little moments that you spent with us. They will live on in my heart forever. The world will never be the same, as I will never be the same having known you, and now to carry on without you. I can't wait to tell you about all the things I'll do with this life when we are reunited again. I know you're revitalized and reunited with your loved ones that came before this family you made with Grandpa. I'm happy you have that peace, that you are able to rest now. I will miss you so much. Until we meet again, Annalise

Pat Wier 2022-07-30 15:11:18

So sorry to hear of the passing of such a wonderful woman. She will always be known to me as "Mrs. Potocki". Still found it hard, even as I got older, to call her by her first name, out of respect. She always had a smile for you and was such a genuine person. Have been saying prayers for the past couple of weeks for her and will continue to do so, even though she is with our Heavenly Father. May she enjoy peace.

Colleen Betsinger 2022-07-30 15:40:24

I am so sorry for your loss Analyse. Prayer are sent for your family.

Autumn DiMarco (DiMarco Family) 2022-07-31 12:47:47

May you Rest In Peace Aunt Dee Dee. I will always remember your visits to FL as a child and your beautiful PONDS skin. We love you

Joseph Potocki 2022-07-31 18:03:28

A beloved grandmother, and an amazing cook. I loved her with all my heart and I know she will be watching over all of us. You always had others in mind and were very kind hearted. Rest In Peace Grandma I love you.

Judy Caltagirone 2022-07-31 20:32:00

I'll always remember your laughter and how much fun you always were to be around. I loved listening to you and my mom talking about the things you did when you were kids. You had some great stories! You were always positive and without complaint no matter what was happening. I love you and miss you Aunt Dee Dee. I'll see you again.

Ashley Dimond 2022-08-02 07:15:23

Gram, I know that I am blessed to have had such a loving grandmother who I was able to share anything with. I treasure that we always had such a close relationship and that you were not only my grandma but one of my closest friends. I will miss our phone calls and visits. I know that you will be keeping us safe while you watch us from heaven. I know that I can still talk to you. I thank God each day that he let you stay in our lives for so long here on earth. Processing that you aren't physically here is a challenge that is coming with waves of tears both happy and mournful. You have contributed so much to the woman I am and I hope to be. Thank you Gram for being such a light for so many. I love you so much.

Kathy Potocki 2022-08-03 21:28:49

Dear Mom, You did your very best from a young woman on, to raise your family with love, good manners, and Christ’s teachings. You spent your entire life giving to others and taking joy in watching your family grow. You gave me a most wonderful husband you must be proud of as I am. I remember your giggling as you told me how you saw how giddy I was up at the altar on my wedding day. I still feel the same about him mom! Thanks in part to you, I have two beautiful children that I live for too. So yes, your life made our lives. We will never forget your smile, the twinkle in your eyes, the thoughtfulness you shared, and the life you gave to so many. You are always remembered and loved.

Matt Potocki 2022-08-03 23:30:02

Mom you truly were a bright spot in the dark world. I think I will miss your beautiful smile more than anything. You always like to joke around and laugh. mom I already miss you terribly, rest in peace. Hope I make it to heaven so I can see you again.

Judy Nikolaczyk 2022-08-04 10:32:55

Dee….. I only knew you for a few years, but you impacted my life…. You certainly weren’t done sharing your wisdom, joy and stories. I will always remember you with a tear in my eye, but a smile on my face. Life can be prophetic…. You were a Delight!!! I feel honored and blessed to have known you…Love, Judy

Krista Potocki 2022-08-04 12:36:21

Grandma, Thank you for being the amazing woman… you were an amazing mother, grandmother, wife, sister, aunt, and friend to so many. We all were so blessed to have you in our lives and for such a long time. I miss you so much already. I know everyone is saying how they will miss your smile and big twinkling eyes. But I can say I’m lucky cause I will never have to truly miss those things because you gave them to me. Every time I look in the mirror I get to see a glimpse of your smile and your big beautiful eyes. Thank you for that !! Please continue watching over us all from heaven and I hope to see you there again some day. I Love you so much many hugs and kisses!

Daniel Potocki 2022-08-04 15:33:26

Mom, Thank you for all your kindness, generosity and love. I will always remember our long talks and all of the little things you shared with us all. I will miss you and you will be in my thoughts forever. I Love you.

Robert, Jackie, and Alyssa 2022-08-06 10:22:37

Dear Matt, Kathy, Brett, and Krista We are sending our deepest condolences and the world’s biggest hugs to each of you. May all the fond and wonderful memories that you had with her bring some warmth and happiness in this time of sorrow. We love all of you so much! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.