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Shelly Garlick Wisniewski '83
Maureen Griffin '73

December 2016

Shelly Garlick Wisniewski - Class '83
Shelley F. Wisniewski, age 51, of Lakemoor, IL, passed away early Thanksgiving Day morning on Thursday, November 24, 2016, at JourneyCare of Woodstock. She was born October 6, 1965 in Chicago to Shelly and Shirley (Chovanec) Garlick. On November 19, 1994, she married Steven Wisniewski in Des Plaines. Formerly of Des Plaines, Shelley was a resident of Lakemoor for the past 13 years. Most recently, she was employed by Vein Clinics of America, where she was office manager for over 19 years. Shelley was a devoted member of Transfiguration Catholic Church in Wauconda. Enjoyments during her lifetime included horseback riding and fencing, sewing, scrapbooking, boating and snowmobiling. Survivors include her husband of 22 years, Steven, her mother, Shirley (Marino) Ghilardi; her sister, Sharon (John) Singer and her brother, Glenn (Sheri) Garlick; and three nieces and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Shelly. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, December 3, 2016, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The memorial blessing will follow at noon at the funeral home. For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, her family suggests memorials to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Ste. 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266; to Sage Cancer Center, 4305 W. Medical Center Drive, McHenry, IL 60050, or to JourneyCare Foundation, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview, IL 60025. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Nov. 30, 2016



Maureen Griffin - Class '73
A Memorial Visitation for Maureen Ann Griffin, 61, of Elmhurst, formerly of Des Plaines and Victor, Idaho, will be held Monday, December 5, 2016 from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine.  A Memorial Mass will be said, 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic Church, 1201 E. Anderson Drive, IL, Palatine.  A Private family Inurnment will be held at a later date at All Saints Catholic Cemetery, Des Plaines. Maureen was born April 1, 1955 in Chicago and she passed away December 2, 2016 at Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, IL. She was a nurse her entire career having worked in the Cardiac Intensive Care at Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital for the last 10 years and prior to that she worked at St. John Medical Center, Jackson, Wyoming, and Eastern Idaho Medical Center, Idaho Falls, Idaho.  She was an avid animal lover and enjoyed traveling.  Most of all, her family and friends were everything to her. Dear sister of John (Carol) Griffin, Kathleen (Jerry) Moore and Michael (Heidi) Griffin; loving aunt of Connor Griffin, Bridget (Kevin) Kelly, Miles (Stefanie) Griffin, Sean (Annie Condron) Griffin, Kathleen (Brendan) Sheils, Courtney Griffin; and great-aunt of Griffin, Kade, Ryan and Brooklyn; dear daughter of the late John and Julia (nee Connolly) Griffin of County Galway, Ireland. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to PAWS of Illinois P.O Box 2442, Bridgeview, IL, 60455.  Info at or 847-358-7411.