Mary Leyden

November 15, 2023

Mary Leyden Obituary

Mary Jane Leyden (nee Johnson), 78, born in Boone, Iowa to Melvin and Anna Marie (nee Martin) Johnson, beloved sister of Ruthanne (Robert) Mills and twin sister Margaret Leyden.  Heaven gained an Angel on November 15, 2023 as she was surrounded by so much family love. Mary lived her life in Chicago as the ever-loving mother of Jeanine Leyden, Patrick J. (Tricia) Leyden, John (Jennifer) Leyden, and Kate (David) Merrill. Amazing G-ma to 15 perfect grandchildren – Keelee, Jimmy, Mikayla, Kelcie, Jack, Connor, Ryan, Caitlin, Alaina, Madeline, Elizabeth, Kalina, Lauren, Finn, and Sam. Favorite Aunt Mary to so many nieces and nephews and Great Aunt Mary to even more. Mary was a well-known superfan at her grandkids sports games and often attended multiple games a day. She loved playing cards, board games, bags and Bingo especially if her grandkids joined her. She was like a second mom to others and made a huge impact on so many.  Memories of Mary and her generosity, selflessness, concern and love for others will not be forgotten. In lieu of flowers, donations to Lurie Cancer Center of Chicago would be appreciated.

Visitation Sunday November 19 3:00pm- 8:00pm at Cooney Funeral Home located at 625 Busse Hwy. in Park Ridge. Funeral Mass Monday November 10:00am at St Paul of the Cross. Interment private.   Arrangements by Cooney Funeral Home 847-685-1002  

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November 19, 2023

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cooney Funeral Home
625 Busse Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Funeral Mass
November 20, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Paul of the Cross Church (Park Ridge)


Lurie's Cancer Center
675 N. Saint Claire St, Chiicago IL 60611
Tel: 1-800-543-7362


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