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Dolores Marie Novak
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Dolores Marie Novak (nee Kucharczek), age 84, of Plainfield, IL, formerly of Glen Ellyn and Westchester, IL, passed away peacefully at home on February 27, 2018 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born on January 30, 1934 in Herbert, Pennsylvania.

Dolores is survived by her devoted husband of over 60 years, Edward Novak Sr., who took care of her for many years; loving mother of Edward Jr. (Carol), Allan (Monica), Timothy (Kim); proud grandmother of Andrea, Alexandra, Emily, Cassandra, David, Anna, and Glen; cherished sister-in-law of Helen Heffern and Dorothy Gesso; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents John and Anna, five siblings, and granddaughter Miranda.

Dolores met and fell in love with Ed, and they eloped to Virginia Beach, Virginia in July of 1954. Still a nursing student at Washington Nursing School in PA, Dolores returned to school for one more year where she kept her marriage a secret, and the newlyweds corresponded by mail until her graduation in 1955. The couple moved to Cicero, Illinois soon after, and she worked at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago while Ed attended school. In 1956, they started their family, eventually having three sons. Dolores worked as a nurse at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, often during the night shift so she could be home with her boys, and finally spending the last part of her long nursing career at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. A devout Catholic, Dolores was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, always cooking up a great Sunday meal or Grandma’s special pancakes, babysitting the grandkids, traveling the country, and laughing on the phone with her dear sisters back east.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 4, 2:00-6:00 PM at Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, corner of Routes 30 & 59, Plainfield. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, March 5, 11:00 AM at St. Mary Immaculate Church, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. For information call 630/355-0213 or visit www.overman-jones.com


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Visitation

Sunday

4

Mar

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Overman-Jones Funeral Home

15219 Joliet Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544

Service

Monday

5

Mar

11:00 AM
St. Mary Immaculate Parish

15629 S. Route 59
Plainfield, Illinois 60544

Cemetery Details

Location

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

20953 W Hoff Rd
Elwood, IL 60421

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