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Obituary: Mary Kathryn Ann Hanily Frost

Mary Kathryn Ann Hanily Frost (Mary Kay/Munchie)went to heaven on Dec. 27, 2015 at the age of 82.

She was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois, then moved to Hoffman Estates, Illinois when she married Harvey Robert Frost. They raised three children in an idyllic neighborhood. Mary Kay was a loving and devoted wife and mother. Along with her best friend, Joyce Anderson, they kept all the neighborhood kids safe and in-line. Throughout the years, her kids' friends loved to "hang out" at the Frost house.

In 1992, Mary Kay and Harvey fulfilled their dream of moving to Marietta, Georgia, where they spent many years enjoying themselves and their children and grandsons who visited often. Mary Kay worked part-time taking care of elderly people, which she thoroughly enjoyed and excelled at She was a natural caregiver. When Harvey fell ill, they moved to Plainfield, Indiana to be near their son John and his family. When he passed away, she lived in Lake in the Hills, Illinois with her daughter Julie and her husband for a short time. She then moved to Chino Valley, Arizona in 2001 where she lived near her daughter Nancy and her family.

Mary Kay enjoyed resale clothes shopping, planting flowers, doing laundry (especially ironing), reading, writing poems and crossword puzzles. She loved everything Irish (she was 100 percent), was proudly patriotic, and cared deeply for her pets. But, her greatest joy in life was her three children and seven grandsons who called her "Munchie". She was filled with love and pride for each and every one of them, always looking forward to spending as much time with them as possible.

Mary Kay was a selfless, generous, creative, fun, witty, loving and beautiful lady, daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Everyone who knew her will never forget her. She is in our hearts and memories forever.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Jan. 30, 2016, at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church in Chino Valley, Arizona. A second memorial service will be at St. Francis of Rome Catholic Church in Chicago, Illinois in March. In honor of her affection and respect for all animals and in lieu of flowers, please make donations to any favorite Humane Society.

Mary Kay is survived by her son John Frost (Kathi); her daughter Nancy DalCerro (Ted); her daughter Julie Wilhelmi (Don); her grandsons, Rome Frost, Tim Frost, Dan Frost, Sean DalCerro, Matthew DalCerro, Patch DalCerro, Nic DalCerro; and her Colorado grand-dogs Kodi and Bailey.

"Mom/Munchie, we will always love you something fierce and will miss you more than you could ever imagine." XOXOXO

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