Candace Gillooly

Candace Gillooly

Monday, April 11th, 1921 Saturday, May 18th, 2019

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Obituary for Candace Jeanette Gillooly (Snyder)

Candace Jeanette Gillooly, 98, passed away at 12:35 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.

Candace was born on April 11, 1921, in Murphysboro, to John Snyder and Ethel (Butler) Snyder.

She had worked as a secretary for twenty-four years at the Jackson County/Regional Superintendent of Schools in Murphysboro.

Mrs. Gillooly was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Murphysboro, a member of the American Legion Post # 127 Ladies Auxiliary, Jackson County Home Extension Somerset Unit, St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary, and the Democrat Women's Organization.

Candace married Vincent Sammy Gillooly on March 12, 1939, in Benton, Missouri, and he preceded her in death on April 25, 2000.

Survivors include four children and their spouses Tom and Joyce Gillooly of Pittsburgh, PA, Jerry and Carol Gillooly of Lambertville, MI, Patty and John Reising of Dayton, OH, and Jeanie and Larry Huffman of Murphysboro;

eight grandchildren Bryan (Dawn) Kelley, John (Natasha) Gillooly, Jack (Pam) Reising, Brad (Katrina) Kelley, Jill Weekley, Nora (Doug DeJulio) Gillooly, Kathy (Kris) Fleming, and Beth (Jeremiah) Lott;

fifteen great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and her parents.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at St. Andrew Catholic Church with Father Gary Gummersheimer officiating and burial at St. Andrew Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Pettett Funeral Home, where a prayer service will be held at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc.

The family would like to recognize the care and love that Johnny Kelley gave to his great grandma.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Pettett Funeral Home
    1418 South St.
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    Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
    5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 | - 9:45am
    Pettett Funeral Home
    1418 South St.
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    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
    - 9:45am
  • Service

    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 | 10:00am
    St. Andrew Catholic Church
    724 Mulberry St.
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    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
    Father Gary Gummersheimer
  • Interment

    St. Andrew Cemetery
  • Reception

    Knights of Columbus Hall
    606 Plum St.
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Donations are being accepted for: Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc..

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Beth, Jeremiah, Alex and Isaac

We are so sorry for the loss of Grandma Gillooly. Her honesty and spunk were fantastic. We are sorry not to be there in person. All of our love to family and friends.
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Tammy Norris

So sorry for your loss. What a fire cracker she was, we always enjoyed her visits to Texas. Prayers for you all from your Texas family. Love y’all
Travis and Tammy Norris
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