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Genevieve Mary Mcnamara

September 23, 1907 — November 13, 2003

Genevieve Mary McNamara, 96, died of natural causes on Thursday, November 13, 2003 at 12:49 p.m. in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth, Indiana.

Born in LaSalle, Illinois on September 23, 1907, Genevieve was the daughter of John E. and Edna Meuser Trevillian. In 1910 at the age of three Genevieve lost her mother to a sudden illness and was raised by Margaret Trevillian. She attended Chicago Lindbloom High School.

On June 27, 1935, in Chicago, Genevieve and Thomas Earl McNamara were married. Thomas died on June 4, 1978.

Genevieve worked for the Chicago Police Department as a school crossing guard for 36 years, she retired in 1993. Genevieve enjoyed making quilts; she made them for St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne and for Pregnancy Care Center, Plymouth. She loved parties and functions at various churches. Genevieve was devoted to our Lady of Medjugorje.

A dedicated Catholic, she attended St. Jane de Chantel Catholic Church, Chicago, and was an associate member of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. She was also a member of her local Lions Club in Chicago.

Genevieve is survived by two children a daughter, Sister M. Damian McNamara, P.H.J.C., Donaldson, and one son, John E. (Dolores) McNamara, Chicago, Illinois.

Ten grandchildren and three great–grandchildren, a daughter-in–law, Maryann McNamara, Chicago, Illinois, along with several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, her husband, and five siblings preceded Genevieve in death. Three brothers: John, Robert, Edward, as have two sisters Mary and Alvira.

Visitation will be held Saturday November 15, 2003 from 4 to 5 p.m. EST, in the Catherine Kasper Chapel, Donaldson and from 5 to 8 p.m. in the fourth floor visitation chapel of the Mother House. A prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Additional calling in Chicago will be held at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 5800 W. 63rd St., on Sunday, Nov. 16, from 2 – 9 p.m. C.S.T. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Nov. 17th at 10:30 a.m. C.S.T. in St. Camillus Catholic Church, 5426 S. Lockwood St. Chicago, Il.

Burial will follow in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Chicago.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ or the Catherine Kasper Life Center, P.O. Box 1, Union Rd. Donaldson, Indiana 46513
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