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Mary Rondenet Obituary

Mary Anita Rondenet

August 7, 1923 - March 16, 2017
Born in Chicago, IL
Resided in Glenview, IL


Mary Anita Rondenet (nee Gerber) quietly passed away in the Chicago area just before midnight March 16, 2017. She was born & raised on the South Side of Chicago. Her parents were Gertrude E. Gerber (nee Neville) & John Gerber; her brothers, Don and Jack. Mary was 93 when she died. Her loving husband of 69 years, Leon Rondenet II, passed on before her 3 years ago. They raised their family in Chicago and Glenview: their 4 children are Leon III, Mimi, John, and Bill Rondenet. Mary met Lee at Dewey Lake, Michigan through her brother, Jack, when she was 15 & Lee was 16. Her family had a cottage on the lake in the Irish Village & Lee's family had a cottage on the other side of the lake. They married in 1944 when Lee was home from leave during WWII serving in India. Mary was a Chicago school teacher for 40 years & attended the Chicago Teacher's College, as did her mother, also a Chicago school teacher. Her father was a pipe & steam fitter for the City of Chicago. As an ardent Cubs fan, Mary celebrated their recent World Series win. She was a devout Catholic who played the organ every Sunday at St. Isaac Jogues Church in Niles, IL. She was a volunteer at Presence Holy Family Hospital in Des Plaines for many years. Mary was a wonderful mother who adored her children & her three granddaughters, Sky Rondenet, Venessa Freeman, and Jennifer Cropsey. She had six great grandchildren, Joshua, Jacob, Soleil, Macy, and Isabella Sailor (3 months old). Neen had dark Irish eyes, a sharp wit, and was a kind & very warm person. Our beautiful mother is at peace now & with her parents, husband, brothers, and her Irish & German ancestors.

Memorial visitation Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until time of Memorial Service 10:30 at Colonial-Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 8025 W. Golf Road in Niles. Interment Private. Info 847-581-0536 or


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Colonial - Wojciechowski Funeral Home of Niles
8025 W. Golf Road
Niles, IL US 60714
Sunday, May 14, 2017
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Colonial - Wojciechowski Funeral Home of Niles
8025 W. Golf Road
Niles, IL US 60714
Sunday, May 14, 2017
10:30 AM
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