“Thank you for the thoughtful poem and forget-me-not seeds. I will plant them in my garden if it ever gets warm enough. What a great idea.
— A. W.
November 13, 1928 - September 09, 2012
Elizabeth “Betty” Gorey, nee Ryan, age 83, a longtime resident of Naperville, IL and currently of Fontana, WI and South Padre Island, TX, was born November 13, 1928 in Chicago, IL. She passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn, WI.
Betty is survived by her loving children, Beth (Keith) Rademacher, Jeanne (Bob) Hamman, William EJ (Jeanne) Gorey and Jack Gorey, all of Naperville, IL; her grandchildren, Bill (Meghan), Anne and Jennie Rademacher, Kristen (David) Hurter, Bob (Laurie) and Ryan Hamman, David and John Gorey; great grandchildren, Nolan, Cole, Faith and Brendan; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William E. “Bill” Gorey in 2000.
Betty graduated from Chicago Teachers College and earned her masters degree from Loyola University. She was a Master Teacher in the Austin District of the Chicago Public Schools for over 30 years. In her retirement years she enjoyed her summers in Lake Geneva, WI and winters in South Padre Island, TX.
Visitation will be Saturday, September 15, 10:00 to 11:00 AM at St Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 1450 Green Trails Dr, Naperville.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM with interment following at SS Peter & Paul Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Stephen Food Pantry, in care of Our Lady Star of the Sea, 705 S. Longoria St., Port Isabel, TX 78578, would be great appreciated.