Dolores M. Dooley

Born: December 21, 1925
Died: November 17, 2018
Visitation: Friday, December 7, 2018
1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Funeral Mass: Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11:00 am (meet directly at the church)
St. John Cantius Church, 825 N. Carpenter Street, Chicago
Interment: St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine, IL

Dolores M. Dooley (nee Jayko), 92, a resident of Schaumburg for 19 years and formerly of Hoffman Estates since 1967, was born on December 21, 1925 in Chicago to the late Anthony and the late Clara (nee Milkowski), and passed away peacefully on November 17, 2018 in Arlington Heights.

She achieved a Registered Nurse’s degree and license. A nurse for 45 years, Head Nurse for 17. Creator of the Day Surgery Program for Alexian Brothers Hospital, she helped 3 other Chicago area hospitals create their programs, the most successful hospital programs of the modern era. The protocols she wrote are still used today by the hospitals.

She wrote, staged, directed and made all the costumes for her Church’s Christmas pageant for 25 years.

Dolores was all about family — she loved celebrations and staged many a party or get together, organizing the Family’s Picnics & Cousin’s Caroling Party every year for 25 years for an extended family of 150. And she always was available to help the neighbors, and the neighborhood’s kids, and the entire extended family.

Dolores was the adoring wife of 50 years to the late Harry; loving mother of Patrick, Michael, Miriam (Courtney) Ladd, Colette (Dennis) Robertson, John (Julie), Harry (Katherine) and the late Joan Mary (Paul) Carter; fond grandmother of 13; proud great grandmother of soon to be 15; loving sister of Marie (Norb) Kwiatek and Connie (Ralph) Bostler; beloved aunt, cousin, and dear friend to many. She will be missed by all those whose lives she touched.

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