Katie Perry

Katherine A. “Katie” Perry, 85, longtime resident of Oak Park and Oak Brook, died on Oct. 23, 2021. Born in Chicago on Jan. 31, 1936, the daughter of the late Charles “Chick” Perry and Katherine “Kate” (O’Brien) Perry, she attended St. Giles and Trinity High School and graduated from St. Mary’s of Notre Dame in 1957. She taught elementary school for District 83 (Westdale School). Upon her retirement from teaching, she became a “snowbird” in Largo, Florida. For 83 years, she spent her summers at her family’s home on Dewey Lake. A voracious reader, she loved to travel the world with her dear friends. Family and friends meant the world to her.

Katie was the sister of the late Charles “Buster” O’Brien, and she is survived by many cousins. A special heartfelt appreciation to Katie’s Palliative & Hospice Team (Emily, Brian & Holly). A very special thank you to her caregivers, Renita and Valerie. 

Lying-in-state will take place on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021 at Ascension of Our Lord Church, 1S314 Summit Ave., Oak Brook Terrace from 9 a.m. until time of funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Interment at All Saints Cemetery is private. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.st.jude.org) or Misericordia Home (www.misericordia.com) are appreciated. 

Arrangements were handled by Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home.

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