Mary Deady, 93

Founding member of Ascension Choir

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Mary Elizabeth Deady, 93, a longtime resident of Oak Park, died on Sept. 25, 2018 at Villa Scalibrini Nursing Home and Rehab Center in Northlake. She raised her eight children in Oak Park and was a parishioner at Ascension Catholic Church, where she was a founding member of the Ascension Choir, in which she remained active into her 90s.  

Mary Deady is survived by her children, Ann Marie (Fred) Wickizer, Patrick (Pamela), Kevin, Matthew (Mary), Mary Joan (the late Michael) McFarlane, Timothy, Mark (Michelle), and Philip Deady; eight grandchildren; and her two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Deady; and her siblings, Leonard Deady and Patricia Markey. 

Visitation was held on Sept. 28 at Peterson-Bassi Chapels, followed by a funeral Mass on Sept. 29 at Ascension. At her request, music was provided by David Anderson and Thomas Gull and her beloved choir. Interment was at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. 

The family appreciates memorials to the Ascension Choir.  

Arrangements were handled by Peter B. Kennedy & Co. Funeral Directors.

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