“Thank you so much for all your help with the funeral planning and the actual funeral. Everything was beautiful and could not have been more special or gone any smoother. It was comforting for our family to know that everything was going to be taken care of and that we would do my father-in-law justice with a very beautiful funeral. Thank you so much for that peace-of-mind. We could not have been more pleased with how everything turned out. You all are truly wonderful at what you do. I would never go anywhere else! (Although I’m hoping not to have to use your services for a very long time!) Thank you so much for everything.”
— L. H.
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Margaret has served as our administrative assistant since 2014. She previously worked in Service Ministry and Pastoral Care at St. Raphael Catholic Church for over ten years, where she organized service opportunities and supported the work of hundreds of volunteers.
Margaret has resided in Naperville since 1995 with her husband Michael and their three children, Colleen, Bridget, and Brendan. She has been a longtime active member of St. Raphael Catholic Church in Naperville where she serves as a Eucharistic Minister and teaches her son's confirmation class alongside her husband. Margaret and her daughter Colleen are both graduates of Illinois State University, while Bridget is a senior at Quincy University, Michael's alma mater. Brendan is currently a sophomore at Naperville Central High School.
Margaret's prior professional experience includes Midwest Alliance in Nursing, Chicago Association for Research and Education in Science, and Hines VA Hospital. She has served as a volunteer in many different capacities including a school greeter, classroom assistant, field trip chaperone, and football Mom. Margaret enjoys spending time with her family, discussing social justice issues, reading and baking.
John has served as a retired part-time professional with our staff since 1996. He retired from AT&T after 40-plus years of service as a general manager of national accounts in Chicago.
John is a dedicated member of Knox Presbyterian Church, serving as a deacon elder, as well as a committee member of the Pastor Nominating Committee. In addition, John has served on the Chicago Presbyterian Council on Ministry since 2003. Outside of his church commitments, John is an active member of the Naperville Evening Kiwanis Club. John is an honorably discharged veteran from the United States Army, serving from 1953 to 1955. He is a graduate of Chicago Christian High School class of 1951 and Chicago State University, formerly known as Chicago Teachers College, class of 1959.
John has resided in Naperville with his wife, Connie, since 1973. John enjoys spending time with his four children and four grandchildren. When he’s not with family, you’ll find him biking, golfing, or on a tennis court.
Tom has served as a retired part-time professional with our staff since 2003. Tom retired from Motorola as a lead engineer in April 2002.
Tom is a dedicated member of St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, attending Adoration every Thursday and serving as a 3rd degree Knight of Columbus in the Good Shepherd Council #5573. He is a graduate of De La Salle High School class of 1960 and DeVry Tech class of 1962.
Tom and his wife, Joyce, have resided in Plainfield at the Carillon Adult Community since January 1999, and he has been very active serving as president of his association for four years. He enjoys spending time with his two children and three grandchildren. When he is not spending time with family, Tom has a love of music and household projects.
Jim has served as a retired part-time professional with our staff since 2008. Jim held a long-term career with Sears as a buyer.
Jim is a dedicated member of St. Raphael Catholic Church, serving as a 3rd degree Knight of Columbus in the St. Raphael Council #14171 and member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society, as well as a Hessed House volunteer. He is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army, serving from 1958 to 1960. He is a graduate of Loras College with a bachelor of arts in economics class of 1958.
Jim and his wife, Mary Catherine, have resided in Naperville since 1974. Jim enjoys spending time with his six children and 14 grandchildren. When he is not spending time with family, Jim is a sports enthusiast and enjoys golfing.
Mike has served as a retired part-time professional with our staff since 2003. He retired from UPS as a driver after 25 years of service in 2003.
Mike is graduate of Joliet Catholic High class of 1964, Joliet Junior College class of 1967, Worsham College of Mortuary Science class of 1968, and University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois, with a BS in professional arts class of 1973. He is a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Shorewood, Illinois.
Mike and his wife, Linda, have resided in Plainfield since 1980. Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and two grown children. His hobbies are collecting antique cars and Lionel Trains.
Lew has served as a retired part-time professional with our staff since 2011. Lew retired from Betz Laboratories after 33 years of service in sales and sales management.
Lew served as an officer in the United States Navy in active duty from June 1964 to June 1967. He is a graduate of Taylor University class of 1963, where he played varsity baseball and football and sang in the men’s Glee Club. A founding member of Naperville Presbyterian Church, Lew serves as a Ruling Elder and as a marriage preparation counselor with his wife, Dottye.
Lew and Dottye have resided in Naperville since 1982. He enjoys spending time with his two married children and six grandchildren, as well as working part-time at Naper Brook Golf Course during the summer months.