Mary L. “Mollie” McErlean
Mary L. “Mollie” McErlean, age 72 of Goodyear, AZ died February 4, 2019, in Glendale, AZ. She was born March 25, 1946, in Evergreen Park, IL to Charles and Theodora McErlean. Mary earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Mundelein College in Chicago and her MBA at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL. She retired as Director of Human Resources at Columbia La Grange Memorial Hospital in La Grange, IL. She moved from Oak Brook, IL to PebbleCreek in Goodyear, AZ in 2002. She was a member of St. John Vianney Parish and was active in Kare Bears and the Pet Companions, Bocce, Computer and Singles Clubs.
Mary is survived by her brothers, Charles, F. McErlean, Jr., and Robert E. McErlean; nieces and nephews, James P. McErlean, Laura J. Enright, Kelly L. Hunt, Amy J. Szeszol, and Brian E. McErlean. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Theodora.
A visitation will be held at 3:00 pm with a rosary at 4:00 pm, Sunday, February 10, 2019, at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ. A funeral mass will be at 10:00 am, Monday, February 11, 2019, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 539 La Pasada Blvd. , Goodyear AZ 85338. Burial will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Chicago, IL.
I knew Molly through my sister, Dale, a very close lifelong friend of hers. I will miss her visits with us at my Arizona home.
We always had great times together and especially enjoyed meals together, as Molly seemed to know the best places, even though I lived in the Valley for 25 years. But that’s Molly. She’ll be greatly missed here, as with her warm and generous heart provided a deep bond and support for my sister and friend to us.
My deepest and sincerist regrets to her family and friends on her passing.
Oh, Mollie Girl! I’m going to miss you! I already do. You were a true friend. You were always there for me. And I hope I gave you the friendship you deserved. Will be thinking of you often, especially when I wear one of Beverly’s beautiful shirts!