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Mary Elizabeth Haley, 96

Mary Elizabeth Haley (née Cox) passed away peacefully on Jan. 25, 2021, in McHenry, Ill. 

She was born on Jan. 14, 1925, in Detroit, Mich., to Edward and Elizabeth Cox. Mary was preceded in death by her dear brother, Jack, and beloved sisters, Barbara J. (Thomas) Briceland and Ellen J. (John) Revesz.

Mary taught second grade at St. Theresa’s School in Palatine for many years and was a faithful member of St Thomas of Villanova in Palatine, Sts. Peter and Paul in Cary, and St. Mary parish in Woodstock. She volunteered at Twice Blessed Resale Shop for Miseracordia in Palatine for well over 20 years as one of the “Thursday” Ladies. 

After graduating from Marygrove College in Detroit, she joined Capitol Airlines and met the love of her life, Thomas J. Haley. They were married for 29 years before his death in 1979. 

Mary is survived by her five children, Deborah A. (Steven E.) Reick, Thomas N. Haley, Stephen P. Haley, Michael K. Haley, and Maureen E. Haley; six grandchildren, Keri M. (Josh) Francavilla, Thomas N. Karst, Matthew H. Reick, Jennifer (David) Daniel, Katie Haley, and T.J. (Jessica) Haley; 10 great-grandchildren; and her beloved nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be held at Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock IL 60098, on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, from 3 until 5 p.m., with a rosary starting at 4:30 p.m. 

A private funeral Mass and burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield, Mich., will be held at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, donations made in Mary’s name to Miseracordia Home, 6300 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago, or Mercy Home for Boys and Girls in Chicago would be greatly appreciated. 

For more information, call the Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home at 815-338-1710 or visit the website at

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