Mary Palasz

November 8, 1947 - August 12, 2020

Mary Palasz passed away on August 12, 2020. Devoted and proud mother to Mark, John (Camille), Laura (Scott Werner), and Christopher (Jin Lai). Loving “Grandma” to Joshua, Eloise, Julie, Alexandra, Leah, and Isabelle. Warmhearted sister to late Mike, Tom, late Rita, late Carolyn, Joe, Vicky, late John, Helen, Steve, and Bob. Dear Aunt to many nieces and nephews, and well loved by numerous cousins and devoted friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph, and Caroline.

Mary grew up in Milwaukee and moved to Illinois about 50 years ago. Mary was a teacher in East Aurora, where she eventually became a reading specialist after proudly earning her Master’s Degree from Aurora University in 2004. 

She was a devoted parishioner at Holy Cross Church in Batavia. When she retired, Mary was part of various Bible study groups as well as the funeral choir.

Every fall as soon as the football season started Mary enjoyed watching every Chicago Bears game, cheering for her dear Bears, and wearing Bears gear.

Mary will be remembered by many for her frequent and warm smile, her cheerful singing and her kindness to others especially children. 

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, in the Donovan Hall, 2300 Main Street, Batavia, IL 60510. Interment will follow in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery 37w210 Fabyan Pkwy, Geneva, IL 60134. 

Due to Covid-19, the family requests that all attendees wear a face covering and maintain social distancing while attending the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St Vincent de Paul or to the American Cancer Society are appreciated. 

Guest Book

  • Jessica Krippel Your mom was the best! Always so cheerful, generous, and loving. She was such a part of my childhood that I know she influenced who I am today. So much love you all. I am beyond sorry for your loss.
  • Roseann Marra John & Family, my sincere condolences to all of you at this difficult time. Prayers, with hope you will be comforted with the happy memories of your Mom.
  • John G Palasz My condolences to the entire family. I have very fond memories of Mary when I was a kid in Milwaukee. Take care all.
  • Barbara Maxwell-Kelley Mary, welcome to heaven where you were greeted with open arms by our Loving Savior and His Blessed Mother, I am sure. You may rest your weary soul my dear, My condolences to your lovely family.Your long time friend, Barbara
  • Patrick Spillane I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I have such fond memories of growing up and playing around hour home when I was a kid. She was always so nice to us and seemed to give You guys a fun home to grow up in. I am thankful her and my mom were able to stay friends all these years. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Patrick Spillane and Family.
  • Sebastien Pelletier Sincere condolences to Jin Lai, Chris, and the whole family on behalf of faculty and staff of Utahloy International School Zengcheng. Sebastien Pelletier, Head of School
  • Babin Anne Sincères condoléances à John Camille Joshua, Eloise et à toute leur famille...toutes mes affectueuses pensées et mes prières vous accompagnent en ces moments douloureux . Anne