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Joanne D. Vail

March 06, 1926 - September 26, 2017

Joanne Darlington Vail, age 91 of Naperville formerly of the South Shore and Beverly neighborhoods of Chicago, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Edward Hospital with her family by her side.  She was born March 6, 1926 in Chicago, to the loving late parents, Joseph and Mary Darlington.  Beloved wife of the late Richard J. Vail, wedded on November 15, 1952.  Beloved mom of Sally (Richard) Ryan, Carla Vail, Ann (Mike) Parent, Lisa (Michael Quinlivan) Vail, and Harry (Joyce) Vail.  Adored Nana of Jay (Jason Berry) Ryan, Katie (Rick) Bastian, and Tim (Lauren) Ryan, Jackie and Andrew Parent, Christine and Ryan Quinlivan, RJ, Claire, and Maggie Vail.  Dearest Tootsie of McKenna , Maggie, Conor, and soon to be Baby Girl.  Preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph, William and Larry Darlington.  Joanne was a graduate of a St. Xavier High School in Chicago.  Joanne was a strong willed, independent, Fashionista. She was an honorary shareholder of Talbot’s and Marshall Field’s. She will be sorely missed by Salvatore Ferragamo, Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade and Ralph Lauren.

Funeral Information

Per Joanne's wishes, family services are private.

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers, memorials to:  St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN  38148-1942. 

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