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Kaucic, Mary Ann

Mary Ann Kaucic (nee Rygiel), Born on March 18, 1932 and entered into eternal life on July 25, 2014. Mary Ann was the devoted wife of Frank; and loving mother of Barbara (Matt) Brown  and Cheryl (Tom) Norstrem. She was the proud grandmother of David and Ben Brown and Cassie, Melissa and Christopher Norstrem: and sister of John (Betty) Rygiel.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by parents, Paul and Anna (Stanczak) Rygiel; brothers Paul, Al, Joseph and Edward (Weaser) Rygiel; and sisters Tillie Beres, Millie Macrowski and Adeline Wozniak.

Mary Ann graduated from Holy Rosary Grade School in 1946 and Holy Child High School in 1950. Mary Ann was a clerk at the Great Lakes Naval Base. She married Frank on May 10, 1958. She dedicated her life to being a wonderful wife, mother and homemaker. She was a Eucharistic Minister at Most Blessed Trinity – Queen of Peace Campus and a member of Ladies Rosary Sodality and the PRCU. Mary Ann loved baking, bowling and golf. She enjoyed her garden, especially her roses, and could often be seen wearing orchids which were tokens of love from Frank.

The family is grateful to Lily, Mary Ann’s beloved caregiver and the staff from Griswald Home Health Services, Vista Home Health and Hospice, and Dr. Boe from MD’s at home.

Visitation will be at the Gurnee Funeral Home, 4190 Old grand Ave, Gurnee, IL from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm Tuesday July 29th, 2014 and from 9:00 am until mass at 10:00 am  at Queen of Peace Church 900 14th st, North Chicago, IL 60064 on Wednesday July 30th 2014. Burial will then follow at Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville, IL.

Donations may be made to Catholic Charities meals on wheels:


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