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Paula J. Dombrosky

May 24, 1947 January 3, 2020
Paula J. Dombrosky
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Paula J. Dombrosky (nee Grasha), age 72, a 30 year resident of Naperville, IL, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020 at Edward Hospital in Naperville. She was born May 24, 1947 in Buffalo, NY.

Beloved wife of Thomas Dombrosky, whom she married October 4, 1969. Paula and Tom had just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in October 2019.

Loving mother of Julie M. (Greg) Glidden of Nashville, TN and Michael T. (Lauren) Dombrosky of Downers Grove, IL, adored grandmother of Mason M. and Parker D. Dombrosky, devoted daughter of the late Michael and Lillian Grasha, dear sister of Zora (George) Payne of Ocean Pines, MD, Steven (Marlene) Grasha of Trafford, PA and Marlene (Dan) Matthews of Trafford, PA, sister-in-law of Benjamin A. Dombrosky, Jr. of Port St. Lucie, FL, fond niece, cousin, aunt, great-aunt and friend of many.

Paula grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, was a graduate of St. Wendelin Grade School & High School and attended the University of Iowa in Iowa City. A loving homemaker, Paula was a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church in Naperville and enjoyed participating in book clubs.

Visitation will be held Sunday, January 5, 2020, 2:00-6:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville.

Services will begin Monday, January 6, 9:45 AM from the funeral home and will proceed to a 10:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 1215 Modaff Rd., Naperville.

Entombment: Mausoleum of the Holy Apostles, SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Naperville.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Paula's memory can be made to:

Edward Heart Hospital, c/o The Edward Foundation, 801 S. Washington St., Naperville, IL 60540, (630) 527-3954 ,


The Dr. Barbara McAuley Memorial Bursary Fund, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8 Canada, (905) 525-9140,

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

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2:00 PM 1/5/2020 2:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 1/5/2020 6:00:00 PM
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




10:30 AM 1/6/2020 10:30:00 AM
St. Raphael Catholic Church

1215 Modaff Road
Naperville, IL 60540

St. Raphael Catholic Church
1215 Modaff Road Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery Final Resting Place

701 North Ave
Naperville, IL 60540

701 North Ave Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Edward Heart Hospital, c/o Edward Foundation

801 S. Washington Street
Naperville, IL 60540

The Dr. Barbara McAuley Memorial Bursary Fund, McMaster University

1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8

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