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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