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Darlene Donovan

October 10, 1946 — September 17, 2020

Darlene Donovan

Darlene M. Donovan

Age 73 of Chicago Ridge and Shadow Lakes, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehab in Morris.

Born October 10, 1946 in Chicago, Darlene Marie was a daughter of Walter and Dorothy (Holy) Golembeski. She was raised and educated in Chicago and graduated from Gage Park High School with the Class of 1964. On January 12, 1966 Darlene married Charles Donovan in Chicago and together they made their home in Chicago Ridge. Darlene went on to her bachelors degree in Psychology at Governors State University and worked as a unit secretary for Christ Advocate Hospital until her retirement. She was a member of St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church and Our Lady of the Ridge. Darlene enjoyed gardening and her flowers. She was a 50 year survivor of Type I Diabetes.

Survivors include her husband, Charles; sons: Michael (Jamie) Donovan of Braidwood and Robert Donovan (Jamie Kelly) of Mokena; granddaughter, Ariana Donovan; brother, Richard (Sharon) Golembeski; sister-in-law, MaryAnne Blattner, and her nephews: Kevin and Paul Golembeski.

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Lori in childhood, and her brother, Robert Golembeski.

A private graveside services will take place in Resurrection Cemetery in Justice, Illinois. Darlene will be entombed with her daughter Lori.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Darlene’s name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Funding, P.O. Box 37920, Boone, Iowa 50037.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs and share Darlene’s memorial page by logging onto:

Funeral arrangements and services have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. ( 815-476-2181 )

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