Dorothy Reynolds
1922 - 2020
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Reynolds, Dorothy Loretta (nee McNamee), died at 12:38 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at OSF Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Evergreen Park, IL. Dorothy was born Dorothy Loretta Lawlor on July 9, 1922 in Joliet IL, to Samuel and Frances Lawlor. Samuel Lawlor died when Dorothy was young and, after her mother married Philip McNamee, he adopted Dorothy, who then became Dorothy McNamee. Dorothy grew up in the South Shore neighborhood, graduating from Aquinas Dominican High School and Chicago Teachers College. Dorothy married John (Jack) Edward Reynolds at St. Philip Neri Church in Chicago on March 30, 1946. They lived in Oak Lawn and Evergreen Park for 60 years until moving to Smith Village in the Beverly area of Chicago where they resided until their passing. Jack and Dorothy raised five children, Patricia (Dan) Walsh of Chicago, Philip (Cathy) Reynolds of Orland Park, IL. Brian (Barbara) Reynolds of Springfield IL, Gary (Paula) Reynolds of Swampscott, MA, and Michael (Maureen) Reynolds of Evergreen Park, IL. Dorothy was active in organizations at both St. Linus and Most Holy Redeemer parishes. Dorothy taught at various Chicago public grammar schools in the late 1940s and later served for many years as a substitute teacher, mainly in Chicago public grammar schools. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Jack, her parents, Phil and Fran, her brother Robert, and her eldest son, Philip. Dorothy is survived by 4 of her 5 children, and also by 16 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the caregivers at Smith Village of Beverly for the wonderful care provided to Dorothy and Jack over the past several years. Interment services are provided by Beverly Ridge Funeral Home, at 10415 S. Kedzie Avenue in Chicago. The family will be holding a memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made on Dorothy's behalf to Misericordia Heart of Mercy, 6300 N. Ridge Avenue, Chicago IL 60660. 773-779-4411

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Mar. 24, 2020.
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June 7, 2020
I am sorry I didn't see this notice sooner. Dorothy was my godmother and ALWAYS introduced herself that way on the telephone. We shared two names -- Loretta and Dorothy. I remember her so well and kind and loving and, with Jack, lots of fun. She is the last of the generation and I hope you remembered to ask every question you might have. I still keep thinking of questions and that will be unanswered. I suspect you are all doing the one thing she would wish, keeping in close contact. Love to you all.
Lori Lohman
March 30, 2020
Thinking of the family and wishing them comfort and peace
March 29, 2020
Dottie was one of my mother's (Blanche Kelly) friends who would talk to me with genuine interest. Being the youngest, I was lost in the crowd. Dottie made me feel seen.

You will be missed
Patti Kelly-Ortiz
Blanche and Bud Kelly's daughter
Patti Kelly-Ortiz
March 29, 2020
Dottie was a great listener; Dorothy always showed a genuine interest in anything I had to say and asked follow up questions. When Dottie would call for my mother, Blanche M.Kelly, we'd have a lovely visit, if Mother wasn't at home.
A poet once wrote: The fog comes in on little cat paws. It seems this greatest generation is existing on little cat paws.
Vaya con Dios Dottie!
With Love and Reverence,
Vincent Kelly
March 29, 2020
I am sorry for the loss of Dottie, as we always knew her. I remember her and all the "Old People's" well. She will be missed. Annice Kelly, Blanche and Bud Kelly's daughter.
March 29, 2020
Dottie and Jack were very good friends of my parents Blanche and Bud Kelly. They were always nice to us kids! Nice people. Will be missed
Art Kelly
March 25, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Reynolds at this time. We remember your family well from across the alley in EP.
Winnie Moore Bowman
March 25, 2020
To the family, you have my prayers and condolences.
March 24, 2020
Our sympathy and special prayers for Dorothy and all her family and friends.
The Sisters and Residents of Misericordia
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