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Kathryn "Kate" McDonough
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Obituary for Kathryn "Kate" McDonough

Kathryn F. "Kate" McDonough (nee Nanay), 43, a resident of Wheaton, IL since 2004, formerly of Roselle, IL, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, IL after a year-long battle with cancer. She was born April 15, 1974 in Elk Grove Village, IL.

Beloved wife of Christopher "Chris" McDonough, whom she married July 26, 1997, loving mother of Sian and Quin McDonough, devoted daughter of Mary Jo (the late Stephen) Schoening of Caledonia, IL and Corby (Kate) Nanay of Mountain Home, AR, adored step-sister of Jodi (Joe) Nunziata of Winter Park, FL and Teresa (Gary) Landwirth of Asheville, NC, daughter-in-law of Dennis (Kathy) McDonough of Park Forest, IL and the late Dianna McDonough, sister-in-law of Timothy (Amy) McDonough of Minooka, IL, fond cousin of Rev. Robin Luckey (Michael Kates) and Amy (Tom) Luckey, dear niece, aunt and friend of many.

Kate grew up in Roselle, IL and was a 1992 graduate of Lake Park High School. She received a BA in history from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and a teaching certificate from Loyola University in Chicago. Kate went on to earn a Juris Doctor degree (JD) from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, IL, specializing in transactional law, and was employed with Kelleher & Buckley, LLC, Barrington, IL.

Kate was a stay-at-home mom for the last eight years and enjoyed being involved with her children's activities at Carl Sandburg Elementary School in Wheaton and especially enjoyed spending time with family, friends and neighbors.

Visitation Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 4:00-9:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL.

A celebration of Kate's life will be held Wednesday, March 14, 11:00 AM in the funeral home with Kate's cousin, Rev. Robin Luckey officiating.

Interment: Private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Kate's memory may be made to: Student Excellence Foundation, Wheaton-Warrenville District 200, PO Box 253, Wheaton, IL 60187, (630) 474-1344,

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

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Memorial Visitation




4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Memorial Service




11:00 AM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Memorial Contribution

Student Excellence Foundation, Wheaton-Warrenville District 200

PO Box 253
Wheaton, IL 60187

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