Bernice R. Healy (nee Dooley), 97, of Mt. Greenwood, died April 28.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Christina Roman Catholic Church at a later date.
She is survived by her children, Beth Lanigan, Brian (Karen) Healy, Barbara (Ed) Bara, Jeanine (Tom) Maloney and Michael; her son-in-law, Mick Lanigan; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She has now been reunited with her whole Dooley family in heaven.
Healy was an alumna of St. Sabina Elementary School and Calumet High School. She and her husband, William, raised their family in South Side neighborhoods. She worked as the secretary for Little Flower Elementary School for 25 years. She enjoyed all things Irish, especially Irish dancing and music.
In her later years, she was able to enjoy several trips to Ireland with family. She loved nothing more than attending every family event and welcoming new babies into the family. She had a unique bond with her twin sister, Bernadette, and they were a package deal—to love one was to love both. She was also blessed to be the mother of twins, Jeanine and Sharon Ann.
Healy was a resident of Smith Village in her last years. Although it was always her intention to donate her body for scientific research, current times prohibit that wish.
Memorials in Healy’s honor can be made to Misericordia, 6300 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago, IL 60660 or to a charity of choice.