Barbara Furlong

Barbara Furlong, 85, of Oak Park, died on October 2, 2017. Born on Nov. 28, 1931, she was a former president and trustee for the village of Oak Park. 

Barbara was the wife of the late William R. “Bill” Furlong; the mother of Mary (Jere) Mendelsohn, Thomas (Ann Williams), Timothy (Gayle) and Matt (Julia) Furlong; the grandmother of Nathan and Rachel Mendelsohn, Christopher Furlong, Michael (Carmen), Rebecca (Eric) Duenke, Emily, Sarah, Hannah, Peter and Jonathan Furlong, and Jayne, James and Jennifer Furlong; the great-grandmother of Ian and Evan Duenke; the sister-in-law of Jack (Kit) Furlong; and the aunt of many.  

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 20 at 9:30 a.m. until time of funeral Mass, 11 a.m., at Oak Park’s St. Giles Church, 1045 Columbian Ave., with interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates donations to St. Giles Church ( or to the Community Foundation of Oak Park-River Forest (  

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