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Carole M McDonough

May 4, 1942 November 29, 2019
Carole M McDonough
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McDonough, Carole M.
Carole M. McDonough, nee Harkness, age 77.
Carole was born May 4, 1942 in Chicago to Geneva (Palmer) and Thomas Harkness.
Loving mother of Lisa Smith, William Davis, Nancy Davis, Jennifer (Ron) Zima, Thomas (Paoletta) Gulyas, Tiffany (William) Madsen.
Preceded in death by her loving sister, Grace Harkness, parents Geneva and Thomas Harkness, survived by her brother John Harkness.
She leaves behind 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Philip Smith, Melissa (Colin) Flood, Rachael (Chris) Sweeney, Brooke Smith, Daniel (Dominique) Zima, Morgan Smith, Taylor Zima, Dorrinda Archuleta, Caleb, Mason and Parker Boo Madsen. 5 great grandchildren, Sylas and Bryce Smith and Rowan, Fiona and James Flood. Adoring aunt, cousin and cherished friend to all who knew her.
A strong, brave, courageous and loving mother, she raised six children on her own and dedicated her entire life to ensure her kids needs were met. She was an academic leader and an accomplished swimmer. Carole and her sister swam across Lake Michigan while in Junior Olympics as teenagers. She also had a diverse professional background ranging from hospitality management to the medical career field. She retired from Children’s Physician Medical Group and Alvarado Hospital, in La Mesa, CA, where she worked in the ER in October 2006. Carole leaves behind a legacy of amazing accomplishments and positive impacts to the countless lives she has touched. We all will dearly miss her.


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3:00 PM 12/4/2019 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/4/2019 8:00:00 PM
Schmaedeke Funeral Home

10701 S. Harlem Avenue
Worth, IL 60482

Schmaedeke Funeral Home
10701 S. Harlem Avenue Worth 60482 IL
United States

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5

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9:15 AM 12/5/2019 9:15:00 AM - 9:30 AM 12/5/2019 9:30:00 AM
Schmaedeke Funeral Home

10701 S. Harlem Avenue
Worth, IL 60482

Schmaedeke Funeral Home
10701 S. Harlem Avenue Worth 60482 IL
United States

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5

Dec

10:00 AM 12/5/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/5/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Alexander Catholic Church

7025 W. 126th St.
Palos Heights, IL 60463

St. Alexander Catholic Church
7025 W. 126th St. Palos Heights 60463 IL
United States
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