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Dorothy M. Dunne Black
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Birth: Apr. 25, 1916
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 20, 2012
Grundy County
Illinois, USA

Dorothy M. Black
April 25, 1916 - February 20, 2012

Dorothy M. Black, (Nee Dunne), age 95 of Morris, passed away peacefully, Monday, February 20, 2012 at Morris Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Morris with family at her side.

Born April 25, 1916 in Chicago, Dorothy was a daughter of the late William and Gertrude McDonnell-Dunne. She was raised in Chicago, graduated from the University of Illinois in 1939 and did her post graduate work at the Chicago Teachers College. On February 22, 1941, Dorothy married John J. Black in St. Angela Catholic Church, Chicago and together they lived their married life in Morris and Joliet. She was a 3rd and 4th grade teacher at Immaculate Conception School in Morris, where she had more than 60 students, and was also a substitute teacher in Joliet. Dorothy was the owner/broker of Dorothy Black Real Estate, played the organ at both Immaculate Conception, as well as Holy Family Catholic Church in Joliet and taught CCD in Morris. She was an active member of Immaculate Conception, and will be remembered for her talent of playing the piano and organ, cooking, writing and being a woman of deep faith, who was especially dedicated to the rosary.

Survivors include her four children: William (Barbara) Black of Hemet, California, Tom Black of Forest Park, Theresa Lamb of Morris and Robert (Gerry) Black of Morris; daughter-in-law: June Black of Somersworth, New Hampshire; grandchildren: Bridget (Mark) Zerebny, Bret (Tabitha) Black, Barbette (Steve) DeJarnett, Bernadette Black, Bettina (Don) Cox, Laura (Mark) Higgins, Erik Black, Johanna Black, Dylan (Jimena) Black, Tim Lamb, Brian Black, Steven (finace' Amanda Arnold) Black, Michael Black and Christopher (Kris) Tiernan; numerous great grandchildren; brother-in-law & sisters-in-law: August (Marie) Black of Morris and Sr. Lorraine Black, CSC of South Bend, Indiana, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband John Black on June 8, 1985; daughter: Mary Lorraine Black; son: John "Jack" Black; sister: Bette Sitzberger; brother: William Dunne and great grandson: Zachary Tiernan.

Visitation and video tribute will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 516 East Jackson Street in Morris on Thursday February 23, 2012 from 9:30AM until time of funeral service 11:00AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Reverend Ed Howe, CR officiating and burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Morris.

Pallbearers will be: William Black, Thomas Black, Robert Black, Brian Black, Steven Black and Timothy Lamb.

Preferred memorial may be made as gifts in Dorothy's memory to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 516 East Jackson Street, Morris, Illinois 60450 or Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, Illinois 60431.

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Morris. (815-942-2500)
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  John J. Black (1911 - 1985)
  Mary Lorraine Black (1945 - 2002)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Carmel Cemetery
Grundy County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Jackie & Ralph
Record added: Feb 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85258194
Dorothy M. <i>Dunne</i> Black
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