Nancy Eileen Marshall, age 85, passed away peacefully on August 25, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents Alfred and Anne Patrick (nee McGee) of Auburn, New York. Loving sister of Judy Janusz (Dick), brother Rick Patrick (Nancy), and several nieces and nephews. Devoted wife of Richard for 61 years. Proud mother of Rick (Sara), Patti (Brian), Cathy (Frank), and Sue. Adoring Grammie of 11 grandchildren: Alex (Thana), Nate (Caitlin), Ben Marshall; Kelly, Maeve, Meghan Farley; Katie, Patrick, Michael, Brigid, Jack Carroll. She bragged about them to anyone who would listen!
Nancy was known for her strong faith, love of family, and lively conversations, especially during spirited card games. She earned her nursing degree in Rochester, New York, and then her career took her to Miami Beach, Florida, where she met her husband, Richard. He convinced her to move to the Chicago area, where they started their family. While raising a family, she worked in the hospital NICU, volunteered as a school nurse, served adults who were challenged, and ended her career assisting doctors in an OB/GYN practice at Lake Forest Hospital. Nancy and Richard instilled the importance of family, and they worked in unison raising their children and doting over their grandchildren. We have many fond memories of the yearly camping trips to all 48 continental states and visiting the New York relatives. Their strong union was admirable.
We are grateful to her caregivers, especially our dad, for their unending and patient help during the past five years.
To honor Nancy’s memory, please offer a Mass or make a donation in her name to St. Patrick Church, 991 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest, Illinois, 60045 or Queen of All Saints Basilica, 6280 N. Sauganash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60646 https://www.givecentral.org/location/165/event/11434
Services are private.
Mom, save a seat for us at the card table and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand. XO
7 thoughts on “Nancy Marshall”
Nancy will always be an amazing woman. Her wonderful children and grandchildren are a testament to her grace and dedication to family. You are blessed to have each other. With our love and prayers, The Herlihey Family
Sue, I am so very sorry for your loss. May the memories of your Mom give you strength and peace through this difficult time.
Sue, Not everyone gets to say that they had the world’s BEST mother but I’m sure that your mother was the BEST!! I’ve always loved hearing about the family stories and am deeply sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Love always, Christina
Sue, I am so sorry for your loss. Wishing you and your loving family peace and comfort as you go through this difficult time. Sending love and hugs.
Dick and Family,
Nancy was an amazing woman and will be missed by many.
Cherish the memories you have of Nancy as they are happy and joyful. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.
So sorry for your loss, Sue. You always spoke very highly of your mom, the memories you shared with her and know she’s in a better place. Prayers for all.