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Mary Geraldine Long

May 25, 1921 January 2, 2020
Mary Geraldine Long
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Mary Geraldine Long “Gerry,” nee Quinn, age 98 of Chicago, Illinois passed away peacefully, Thursday, January 2, 2020. She was born May 25, 1921 in Chicago to her loving late parents, Thomas and Marcella Quinn and was the cherished wife of the late John J. Long, Jr., wedded on March 2, 1946.

Gerry was the loving mother to Marcia (Emil) Berecek, Patricia (Kevin) Krueger, Nancy (Jeff) Oloier, John Long, Charles (Catherine) Long, and Donna Long. She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Kerry (Troy Nelson), Matthew (Lia) Krueger, Melissa (Lee) Hays, Jon (Theresa) Oloier, Pamela (Rusty) Helser, Allison (Mathias) Blake, Andrew (Cristina) Krueger, Robert (Traci) Long, Colin Berecek, Suzanne Cook, Scott (Allison Macaione) Oloier, Kip (Maggie) Krueger, and Carolyn (Patrick) Dowd.

She was a very proud great grandmother of 19 including Lilly and Quinn Wagner, Aidan, Charlotte and Finnegan Helser, Elinor and Jasper Krueger, Jonah and Morgan Blake, Eloise Krueger, Camille and Ava Hays, Austin and David Krueger, Charlie and June Cook, Thomas and Quinn Long, Asher Oloier and more on their way.

Gerry was preceded in death by her dear sisters Betty (Jack) Toner and Rosemary (John) Ward, and by her brother Thomas (Geraldine) Quinn. She was also preceded in death by her beloved in-laws John J. and Catherine Long, Catherine Buckley, Charlotte Trucco, Howard (Helen) Long and Charles Long.

Gerry was a very loving aunt to many nieces and nephews and was a friend to all. She was also the “reluctant” mother to many a dog and other stray pets throughout the years, courtesy of her children’s persistence, and though she tried to act indifferently toward these animals, her bond with them was more than apparent.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and/or any charitable organization of your choice.

Visitation: Friday, January 10th 9:00-10:30 AM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL 60540.

Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, January 10th 11:00 AM at St. Peter & Paul Church, 36 N. Ellsworth St., Naperville, IL 60540.

Interment to follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL. For more information, please call 630-355-0213 or

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9:00 AM 1/10/2020 9:00:00 AM - 10:30 AM 1/10/2020 10:30:00 AM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 S. Mill St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




11:00 AM 1/10/2020 11:00:00 AM
SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church

36 N. Ellsworth Street
Naperville, IL 60540

SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
36 N. Ellsworth Street Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Queen of Heaven Cemetery Final Resting Place

1400 S. Wolf Road
Hillside, IL 60162

1400 S. Wolf Road Hillside 60162 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer’s Association - Illinois Chapter

8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800
Chicago , IL 60631

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105

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