Carol Felvey Posted: 2022-09-07 13:51:51

Carol Felvey


Carol J. Felvey, 75, of Huntley, died peacefully on September 4, 2022, with her family by her side.

Carol was born in Chicago on December 10, 1946, to parents William and Lillian (nee Rushing) Cooney. She was married to Patrick J. Felvey until his death in 1996. After Pat’s death, Carol authored a book, titled My Healing Heart: A Widow’s Story. She then dedicated the rest of her life as a grief counselor helping others navigate the loss of their own spouses.
Later in life, Carol met Tom Kerth and together with Tom she enjoyed traveling, gardening, and spending time listening to Tom and his band. They spent their more recent winters together in Florida. Carol was a devoted mother, grandmother, and friend who will be missed dearly by all who knew her.

Carol is survived by her children Patrick (Georgeann) Felvey, Erin Felvey, Amy (Tonio) DeCristofaro, her grandchildren, Patrick, Alec (Hannah), Vincent, Gabrielle, and Andrew, her beloved partner, Tom Kerth, her siblings, Betsy (Frank) Maraffino, Patty Lynn (Robert) Miller, Dan (Carolyn) Cooney, and Meg (Tim) Mundorf, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick Felvey.

Visitation will be Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at DeFiore Funeral Home, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley.
Mass will be 1 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10307 Dundee Road, Huntley.
Interment will be private.

For further information please contact the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or online condolences may be directed to

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Lynnette (Riley) Hanusin 2022-09-08 12:54:04

Pat, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers to you and the family. Warmest regards.

Bart and Kate Lawson 2022-09-08 20:22:27

we are so sorry for your loss, we are sending our love and prayers to her family and friends.

Bart and Kate Lawson 2022-09-08 20:31:16

we are so sorry for your loss, we are sending our love and prayers to her family and friends.

Pat Felvey 2022-09-08 22:48:34

Missing you so very much mom.

Judy Laytham 2022-09-09 06:19:09

What a sweet and caring lady. She was loved by many and will be sorely missed.

Bart and Kate Lawson 2022-09-09 09:50:52

we are so sorry for your loss, we are sending our love and prayers to her family and friends.

Sarah Elam 2022-09-09 18:37:24

Carol and I were very involved with the grief support group in Huntley. Also we were good friends, even though I moved to MN 2 years ago we kept in touch by phone. I talked to her several weeks ago and she was telling when she and Tom were going to Florida. I had planed to call her this week, but I didn't. I'm so sorry for your loss. Sarah Elam

Teri Brandstatter 2022-09-11 21:16:25

I’m so very sorry for your loss. Carol was so sweet & loving. I’d met her at SC Grief Group years ago. She was such asset to the group and to me as well. Prayers and many blessing being sent to all those who loved her too.