Monica F. Ward

September 19, 2021


Monica F. Ward, 87 (nee McNelis) of Chicago, born in Teelin, Co. Donegal, Ireland, passed away peacefully in her home on September 19, 2021. Beloved wife of the late John; loving mother of John P., Michael J. (Anh), Mary Therese (Rick) Williams and Brian (Julie) Ward; proud Nana of Emily (Dan) Brennan, Aidan, Colleen and Claire Williams, Lauren, Mark, Lila and Maggie Ward; survived by four of her fourteen siblings, Rose Cunningham, Sean McNelis, Phyllis Stupur, Kevin McNelis; fond aunt to many nieces and nephews, adored by all who knew her. Visitation will take place on Wednesday from 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Cooney Funeral Home located at 625 Busse Hwy. in Park Ridge. Funeral Thursday, prayers at 10:30 a.m. going to Immaculate Conception Church for Mass at 11:00 a.m. A livestream of the service can be viewed at Interment All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Monica to the charity of your choice or the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. For information please call 847-685-1002 or visit 

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September 22, 2021

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

Funeral Service
September 23, 2021

10:30 AM
Cooney Funeral Home
625 Busse Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Funeral Mass
September 23, 2021

11:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Church
7211 W Talcott
Chicago, IL 60631


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