Michael Beary, 75, of Aurora, formerly of Geneva and Elburn, passed away Oct. 30, 2009, peacefully with his family by his side at Rush Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora.
He was born Nov. 12, 1933, in Chicago, the son of the late John and Alma (Christiansen) Beary.
He is survived by his wonderful loving wife, Mersene (Schatz) Beary and their seven children; Catherine (Gary) Pack of St. Charles, Alma (John Siebold) Counihan of Cortland, Michael John (Diane) Beary of LaFox, Patty (Barry) Pazin of Elburn, Paula (Ken) Schatz of West Chicago, Theresa (Ed Grzesiak) Robnett of DeKalb, and Mersene (Lloyd) Fletcher of Aurora; 22 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, with one on the way.
He has five surviving siblings, Betty Shissler, Mary Sheldon, Nancy Stawnyczy, John Beary and Joe Beary.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his youngest sister, Alma Laura Long.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 5, from 3 to 8 p.m. at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Drive, Sugar Grove. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, Nov. 6, at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Aurora. Interment will take place at St. Maryâ€™s Cemetery in West Chicago. For information, call (630) 466-1330 or to leave a condolence, visit www.healychapel.com