Rosemary M. Moran

Rosemary Moran

Rosemary M. Moran (nee McLaughlin), late of Tinley Park and formerly of Riverdale, IL. Preceded in death by her loving husband John and daughter Geralyn. Beloved mother of Mary Jo Moran, Patric (Beverly) Moran, Kathryn and Kathleen Moran, Rosemary (Norbert) Vorst, Jeanine (Michael) Flick, Virginia (Kenneth) Brach, and Andrea (Harry) Hills. Proud grandmother of James, Barbara, Julie, Brian, Jenny, Kyle, Connor, Jenna, Justin, Stephen, Michael, Elyse and great grandmother of Liam and Colin and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rosemary was an avid reader of historical fiction and worked at the Dolton Library until she was 84. Once she retired, she made it her business to write notes to all of the shut-ins she knew which kept the postman busy. She was very involved and interested in the activities and travels of her children and grandchildren. She kept track of them via Facebook. She was a great Maj Jong player and could have competed in tournaments. Her interests were diverse…from tennis and Serena Williams to Animal Planet, Dancing with the Stars and Ninja Warriors. She also eagerly looked forward to the yearly running of the Derby where she placed winning bets almost every year. She was an extremely strong woman and a woman of great faith who set a very high bar for her children to meet. Angels and fairies were her friends. She faced health challenges with courage, grace, and trust in God and was ever gracious to her nurses and caregivers. She was greatly loved by all those who knew her and whose lives she touched. She died peacefully.

Visitation Monday, July 30, 2018, 3 P.M. – 8 P.M. and Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 9 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL, 60513. Funeral Tuesday 9:30 A.M. to St. Francis Xavier Church, 124 North Spring, LaGrange, IL. Mass at 10 AM. Interment in Oakland Memory Lane Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorials to Society of St. Vincent de Paul, National Council of the United States, 58 Progress Parkway, Maryland Heights, MO 63043-3706. Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Martha Bonvillain condolence:

    Only I met Rosemary Moran once at her daughter Jeanine’s home in Ft. Wright, Ky. She was such a warm and friendly person, and she must have been one good mother to raise such bright, brave and clever daughters as Jeanine and Mary Jo. Although I have never met the rest of her children. I am certain that the same was true of all her children and that she will be missed by all those who knew her and loved her. With Sympathy, Martha Bonvillain

  2. Veronica Murphy condolence:

    Jeanine, Mike and family,you are in our prayers and thoughts. Your parents are together in the arms of Christ where they continue to pray for your whole family I am sure. May the souls of the faithfully departed rest in peace.

    In Christ,
    Veronica Murphy

  3. Patricia Wilbourne condolence:

    Rosemary welcomed us caregivers at Beechwood Manor as part of her family. She was forever thanking us for each visit made. She actually has a picture board of us her extended family in her apartment. I am thankful I was touched by her and her supportive family.
    Heaven gained another Angel. ❤
    Love Pat Wilbourne

  4. Therese (Lau) Birkmeyer condolence:

    To Jeanine, Ginny, Andrea, Rosemary, Kathleen, Mary Jo, Kathryn, and Patrick. I have so very many wonderful memories of your Mom, your Dad, your amazing family, and even your Checker car! My heart is with all of you in the loss of your sweet Mom (and your Dad), and know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers, as each of you has a special place in my heart. Growing up with your family in my life will always be a special memory, and I am grateful to all of you for letting me be a part of the Amazing Morans! Be well and God bless all of you.

  5. Jamie Simmons condolence:

    I work with Pat at the library. Everyone is in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

  6. Terry Robinson condolence:

    Mary Jo and family,
    You were so faithful to care for her, love on her, call her, particularly during her senior years. She was blessed to have such a devoted family! God bless and comfort you during this time of loss. Love never ends!
    Terry Robinson – White House, TN

  7. Pat and Ric Poznanski condolence:

    Ginny: We were so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I know that she was a strong woman and raised you and your siblings to be strong, too. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you travel this weary road. Love, Ric and Pat

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