Mary Kay (Foley) Bavolek

October 2, 1941 ~ September 15, 2019 (age 77)


Mary Kay Bavolek, age 77, of Geneva, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019 at her residence with her loving family by her side.

 She was born October 2, 1941 in Chicago, the daughter of George and Loretta (McDarrah) Foley.

 Mary was a tender soul who loved all the people in her life, she made each and every person feel as if they were the most important to her. As a young mother, she sewed matching outfits for her and her girls. She enjoyed gardening, vacationing with family and friends and spending time at the family’s lake house in Lakeside, Michigan.  She also shared her love of food with everyone such as her beautiful holiday meals, Nana’s famous pork pasta sauce, burnt garlic bread, and holiday cookies with her grandkids. Mary was an amazing Nana and loved spending time with her 10 grandchildren. She treasured her husband and six daughters and embraced every moment with them. She will be dearly missed.

 She is survived by her husband Allan; children Jennifer (Don) Martin, Beth (Jared Thompson) Bavolek, Meggan (Matt) Dahlgren, Amy (Matt) Fitzgerald, Allyson Bavolek and Susan (Tobias) Hogan; grandchildren Gracie Dahlgren (15), Breck Dahlgren (15), AJ Hogan (10), Rose Hogan (9), Donnie Martin (8), Lucy Fitzgerald (8), Lilli Martin (7), Ellie Fitzgerald (6), Kayla Hogan (2), and Olive Bavolek (2).

 She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Loretta (McDarrah) Foley and her brother William “Bill” Foley.

 Funeral prayers for Mary will be held Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 9:30 am at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State Street (Route 38), Geneva proceeding to St. Peter Catholic Church, 1891 Kaneville Road, Geneva.  Please join us to celebrate her life at the Celebration of Funeral Mass at 10:30 am with Father Jonathan Bakkelund, celebrant.

 Interment will be held privately.

A visitation for Mary will be held Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the Malone Funeral Home, from 4:00 pm until the time of her liturgical wake service at 7:45 pm with Father Charles Warren officiating. 

 In lieu of flowers, memorials to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), would be appreciated.

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September 18, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Malone Funeral Home
324 East State Street
Geneva, IL 60134

Funeral Mass
September 19, 2019

10:30 AM
St Peter Catholic Church
1891 Kaneville Road
Geneva, Illinois 60134

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