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Mary Jane Fazio

March 28, 1927 September 30, 2018
Mary Jane Fazio
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Obituary for Mary Jane Fazio

Mary Jane (née Timer) Fazio, 91, loving mother and grandmother. A resident of Palos Hills, IL, she died Sunday, September 30, 2018 at her daughter’s home in Naperville. Both of her parents, Anna Julia Ruck Timer and Andrew John Timer, emigrated from Croatia to Milwaukee, WI in the early 1900’s. Mary Jane was born on March 28th, 1927 in Milwaukee. The family then moved to the North Side of Chicago where Mary Jane and her sister, Elizabeth (Betty) Ann, grew up. Mary Jane studied ballet, worked in a bakery and as a part time model at the legendary Marshall Fields on State Street. She married her husband, Phillip P. Fazio, on January 27th, 1951. They had 2 children, Patricia and Phillip, and the family lived in Evergreen Park. When Phillip Sr. became the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Illinois Food Retailers Association, Mary Jane was right by his side hosting and attending various conventions and events. Mary Jane was very artistic and created beautiful miniature rooms and gave them to family as gifts. After her husband passed, on August 29th 1993, she devoted herself to her family and friends ,spending and enjoying as much time with them as possible.

Survivors include daughter, Patricia (Michael) Phillips; son, Philip (Sheila); and four grandchildren, Michelle (Jay); Phillip (Channy); Mary Patricia; and Casey (Kal).

Visitation and services are private.

Private Entombment: Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL.

If you wish to make a donation in Mary Jane's memory, please donate to Edward Hospital Cancer Center, c/o Edward Foundation, 801 S. Washington Street, Naperville, IL 60540, (630) 527-3954.

Arrangements by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Naperville, IL.

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Memorial Contribution

Edward Hospital Cancer Center, c/o Edward Foundation

801 S. Washington Street
Naperville, IL 60540

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