Mildred Beatrice Delahunty
Mildred Beatrice Delahunty
  • March 14, 1932 - September 26, 2017
  • Chicago, Illinois

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Delahunty, Mildred B., 85 of Chicago, Il passed on September 26, 2017. Loving wife for 63 years of G. Thomas Delahunty, daughter of the late Aloys and Beatrice (Kubal) Schlosser. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children Patricia (Steven) Bookless of NH, Teresa Delahunty (Chris Alders) of the United Kingdom, Eileen (Steven) Frolo of NY, Margaret (John) Farrell of NY, Susan (Kenneth) Crowley of NC, James (Joanne) Delahunty of NC and thirteen grandchildren Kimberly Bookless Thibodeau (Ross), Michelle and Megan Bookless, Alexis and Zoe Alders, Matthew and Stefanie Frolo, John (Sarah) and Caitlin Farrell, Ryan, Erin and Dillon Crowley and Cameron Delahunty. She was preceded in death by her brother George, sister Margaret Wu and infant son Michael. Also survived by her sisters-in-law Kathleen Young and Diane Clarke, loving nieces and nephews and friends.

Millie spent her childhood in Chicago. She graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology, Class of 1953 one of only nine women, with a BA in Home Economics where she was a member of Kappa Phi Delta. Millie and Tom were married January 9, 1954 residing in Virginia and Ohio before moving their family to Garden City, NY where they lived for more than 35 years. While there, Millie was very active in St. Anne's Parish and Girl Scouts. After raising her family, Millie became involved with teaching microwave cooking classes, appearing as a guest on TV shows and authoring several cookbooks and magazine articles. She was also proud to be a member of the American Association of University Women. In 2000, she and Tom retired to the Chicago area and most recently resided at The Admiral at the Lake for five years. Millie and Tom were Ambassadors for The Admiral at the Lake being some of the first residents in the building. She was also a volunteer at the Field Museum for 10 years.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated on October 21, 2017 at 1pm at Saint Ita Church, 1220 W. Catalpa Avenue, Chicago followed by a reception at the Admiral at the Lake, 929 W Foster Avenue, Chicago. Relatives and friends are welcome. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Ita Church or Rainbow Hospice Palliative Care.
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