Arlene June Paluch

June 4, 1931 - August 5, 2020

Arlene June Paluch, 89, of Batavia, IL, formerly of Naperville, IL passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.  Arlene was born on June 4, 1931, in Cicero, IL. the daughter of Frank and Julia (nee. Sovitski) Jaros.  She was united in marriage to Thomas Paluch on April 16, 1966 in Berwyn, IL.

Arlene, or Meme, as she was called by many,  was truly “one of a kind”.  At a whopping 75 lbs. and 4 feet 10 inches, she could light up a room with just her smile!  She was unique.  She had the perfect blend of grace, elegance, and poise. Her make-up was always done, her hair in place and she was always nicely dressed.  Arlene possessed confidence to be silly and was the life of any party.  She embodied the gift of gab and enjoyed lively conversations on any topic from politics to sports, health to religion and business to family. For a person of her generation, Arlene was pretty savvy when it came to technology; she used email frequently and employed her favorite emojis whenever texting; she posted on her Facebook and Instagram accounts and even managed her finances via online banking.  

As for the loves of her life, there were many:  Arlene was an avid sports fanatic - she never missed a Blackhawks, Cubs, or Sox game; sausage pizza; Portillo's chopped salad; Ron Onesti's special secret pasta vodka sauce; cleaning (yes...meticulously cleaning); walking and doting over her corgis; her beautiful family and most especially, her husband Tom, who was the love of her life and forever protector.  We know in our hearts she is finally reunited with Tom and enjoying their new life together.  Arlene was easy to love and a joy to be around.  She will be missed by many as the void she leaves behind will be impossible to fill.  Rest in peace Mom, Meme, Arlene.  Until we meet again, may our Lord keep you in His care forever.  

Arlene was survived by her two children: Nancy (Michael) Tassi and Russell (Michelle) Paluch, and four grandchildren: Benjamin Paluch, Julianna Tassi, Serafina Tassi, and Margo Paluch.  Extended family include her sister-in-law Pamela Gifford (Reed) and her brother-in-law Robert (Kathy) Paluch.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband of 42 years, Thomas Paluch.

A funeral mass will be held on Monday, August 17th at 10:30 AM located at St. Peter Catholic Church, 1891 Kaneville Road, Geneva, IL.  Interment will be held privately at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Hillside, IL.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to Turning Pointe Autism Foundation, 1500 W Ogden Ave, Naperville, IL 60540, (630) 570-7948,

Guest Book

  • Diane Redmond (Doerscheln) Cousin of the Paluch family my mother was Toms Aunt Prayers to the whole family, Wish I could have known her.
  • Dan & Carol Kennedy Dear Russ, Nancy and family .. Arlene was a wonderful lady so well depicted in the beautiful obit. We send our love and heartfelt sympathy. You are and will all remain in our prayers for God’s grace and peace. With love to all, Dan and Carol Kennedy