“Our family would like to thank you for all your help during our time of loss. We were very impressed with how everything was handled — from your quick response the night of J’s passing — quick and with great respect in removing him from our home, to the processing of all the paperwork and details and to how wonderful he looked at the final private viewing for our family. It meant a lot that we could all be together to see him one final time. Thank you again for everything.”
— The S. Family
Lois Jane Walsh
September 10, 1945 - June 21, 2012
Lois Jane Walsh (Paolillo), age 66, a longtime resident of Naperville, IL died peacefully on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family.
Beloved wife of Bob Walsh for the past 44 years, loving mother of Emmett Walsh of Knoxville, TN, Nicole Walsh of New York, NY, Andrea (Tom) Grace of Naperville, IL and Matthew (Aimee) Walsh of Madison, WI, adored Nana of Nick, Abby, Jack and Ella Grace; Sebastian and Maya Walsh, devoted daughter of the late Thelma and Louis Paolillo, sister of Robert (Dottie) Paolillo of Princeton, NJ, Aunt of 27 nieces and nephews, friend to many.
Lois grew up in Queens, NY and, after graduating from Rosary Hill College, Buffalo, NY, Lois taught High School English. In 1967 she joined her husband in Germany while he was serving in the US Army where she prepared GIís for the GED Exam. She later began a career in nursing and worked many years at Central DuPage Hospital in the Emergency Room. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church of Naperville. She was a voracious reader, loved to travel and was forever searching for new knowledge. She loved a good laugh; spending time with her family and watching her grandchildren grow. Lois will be remembered for the courage and grace she exhibited during her progressive illness which took away her ability to write, walk, speak and eventually eat. Loisí mind remained strong throughout it all and she never lost her sense of humor. She was an extraordinary person and an inspiration to many.
Memorial Visitation Friday, June 29, 4:00-8:00 P.M. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St, Naperville.
Family and friends will meet Saturday, June 30th to celebrate a 10:00 A.M. Memorial Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1500 Brookdale Rd., Naperville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, 1140 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60607, (312) 738-7560, www.mercyhome.org