Catherine Monica Lynch (nee Raleigh), 86, passed away peacefully surrounded by family after a lengthy battle with cancer. Came from Newcastle West Co. Limerick Ireland for a bit and stayed the rest of her life. Monica was a dedicated mother and friend. She started her nursing career at the Richmond in Dublin, moving to the US and working at Mercy, Northwest/JFK/Our Lady of the Resurrection hospitals in Chicago where she cared for many. Beloved wife of the late John (Jackie) Lynch of Ballybunion Co. Kerry Ireland; loving mother of John (Merri), Aidan, and Alan; cherished “Nana” of Ciara Joy and her mom Angie; sister of Aidan, Neta Bourke, Imelda Dudley, Mary Luca, Sean, Eileen McDonnell, the late Michael and Liam; sister-in-law to Mary Murphy and the late Pat Lynch; aunt to many nieces and nephews in the US, Ireland, and Europe. Visitation Wednesday, August 25, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Cooney Funeral Home, 625 Busse Hwy., Park Ridge, IL. All to meet Thursday for 10:00 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Paul of the Cross Church, 320 S. Washington, Park Ridge. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Donations to Misericordia, Carmelite Monastery, or St Patrick Frs. appreciated. For info 847-685-1002.
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