Obituary of Marianne A. Ford
Marianne A. Ford, 71, of Blue Island, passed from this life Friday, August 28, 2020. Marianne was born August 18, 1949 in Blue Island to the late Patricia M. nee Gebert and James R. Ford. She was the oldest daughter of thirteen children. Marianne is the loving sister of Della, Janis, Ruth, Eddie, Joyce, Charlie, Frank, Rodger, Laura and the late Margie, Carol and Billy. She is also survived by one auntie and uncle, several nieces and nephews and many cousins. All her beloved family and friends will truly miss her. Marianne was employed by St. Francis Hospital for fifty-five years, retiring when the hospital closed its doors. She made many friends during these years, especially Sister Mary Ralph. Marianne was an avid bowler, joining leagues with "The Hospital Gang". They all spent leisure time together making precious memories, going on road trips and baseball games. Upon her retirement, she could be found outside enjoying her garden. A memorial mass will be celebrated Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 10:00 am at St. Benedict Church, 2339 York St., Blue Island. Cremation was private.