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Joan M. Hawkins

February 11, 1934 - February 12, 2017

Joan M. Hawkins (nee McAdams) passed away peacefully after an extended illness on February 12, 2017, one day after her 83rd birthday.  She was surrounded by her family and friends.

Beloved wife of the late Harold H. Hawkins, whom she married February 9, 1961 and who preceded her in death June 20, 2002, loving mother of Kathleen A. "Kate" Hawkins of Naperville, adored grandmother of Chloe Lynn Hawkins of Naperville, devoted daughter of the late David and Mary (nee Sheehan) McAdams, dear sister of Marion (the late Richard) McDonough of Buffalo, NY and the late David H. McAdams and the late Martin L. (the late Kathleen) McAdams, fond aunt of Fred A. (Becky) Knerr, the late Jimmy Knerr and the late Martin Knerr; Laura J. (William) Byrnes, Lynn M. McAdams, Scott M. (Rosemary) McAdams, Brian T. (Shari) McAdams and Kevin P. (Cheryl) McAdams, great-aunt of Derek and Katrinka; Jennifer and Kara; Katlyn and Kelsey; Rosey, Scott and Colleen; Nicholas and Nathan; Elizabeth and Thomas, friend of many.

Joan was born and raised in Chicago and was a member of Our Lady of Grace Parish and a graduate of Alvernia Catholic High School. A woman of distinct style and élan, Joan liked nothing more than to share her appreciation of music, art, fashion and interior design with family and friends. More often than not she was the smartest person in the room; and also the most down to earth. An avid bridge player, she could be a worthy partner or a keen adversary. Joan will be remembered for her generosity, her endearing wit and wisdom, her love of life and infectious laughter, and the joy she shared with her loved ones.

Funeral Information

Visitation Friday, February 17, 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St, Naperville.

Services will begin Saturday, February 18, 9:15 AM from the funeral home and will proceed to a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1500 Brookdale Rd., Naperville.

Interment: All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, IL.

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213.

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Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

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