Carolyn J. Kearney, 84 years old, has lived in Aurora, IL, formerly Baltimore, MD, for 25 years, and died peacefully at home on November 21, 2021, surrounded by the love of her family. She was born on June 1, 1937 in Baltimore, MD, to William E. and Hilda Waugh.
Carolyn leaves behind her loving children Michael (Sheila) Kearney of Byram, MS and Mary Margaret (Nelson) Guifarro of Aurora; their honored grandsons Bryan and Kevin Gray; her lovely siblings Wilton Waugh, Susan Duffy, and Patty Hood; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and many good friends. Her 60 year old beloved husband, John L. “Lou” Kearney, her parents and siblings William Waugh, Robert Waugh, Donald Waugh and Edna Katsetos preceded in death.
Carolyn was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and lived for her family every day. She enjoyed staying active, riding a bicycle, and practicing yoga well into her 70s. Carolyn loved traveling, especially by car, and exploring new places with her family. She also loved to read and spent time reading a good book every day. Carolyn will be very missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, 1-800-822-6344, www.stjude.org
The tour will be held Wednesday, December 1, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Crematorium Services, 44 S. Mill Street, Naperville. The funeral will take place at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The burial takes place in the SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Naperville, IL.
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Published by Legacy on November 21, 2021.
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