MARY ALICE CONLON, 87 12/15/1929 - 1/12/2017 WINTER HAVEN - Mary Alice Conlon, 87, passed away peacefully January 12, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born to parents James and Anna Carroll in Chicago, IL, where she was raised and attended school. She married John William Conlon in 1951 and together they began the adventure of raising five children in Normal, IL: John (Medy), Patrick (Sharon, Jean Ann Gasick (George), Michael and Mary Catherine Wheet (Tony). She also worked many years as an executive secretary for the Illinois State University Food Center. They retired to Winter Haven in 1998. They enjoyed golf, traveling and taking an active role in St. Matthew and St. Joseph Catholic Church, W.H. She was an Eucharistic minister, minister to the sick, bereavement committee chair at St. Matthew and a volunteer teacher and mentor at St. Joseph School, W.H. She is predeceased by husband John and sister Ann, and brother Jim. She is survived by sister Margaret Mallon (Dennis). She had 9 grandchildren: Cassandra, Patrick, Kelly, Alex, Christopher, Shannon, Amanda, James, Travis and 2 great grandchildren: Thomas John 'TJ', and Cormac 'Mac.' A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Matthew Church in Winter Haven on Monday, January 16th at 9 a.m. with visitation in the chapel at 8:15 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Life Choice Pregnancy Center, P.O. .Box 2336, Winter Haven, 33883.
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