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Mrs Marian “Mars” <I>Drury</I> Norton

Mrs Marian “Mars” Drury Norton

Ballyheigue, County Kerry, Ireland
Death 14 Jun 2010 (aged 41)
Illinois, USA
Burial Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot section 20 Block 24 lot 26 Grave 6
Memorial ID 53956712 · View Source
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Our beautiful sister Marian (Always known as "Mars" by the family) was born on April 21st 1969, she was the 4th daughter of 5 born to John Drury and Eileen Brosnan Drury. She grew up in a beautiful sea side town and had a very happy childhood shared with her 4 loving sisters.

Marian was a feisty Irish red head and to her family always came first.

In 1993 Marian moved to Chicago to stay with friends, she worked as a food service manager with the Marriott corporation later known as Sodexho and had an excellent work record.

In her spare time Marian who was an exceptional cook and would cook meals for friends and neighbours who needed a little help. Her home was where everyone was welcomed in and her party,s were renowned for the food she would cook and serve to everyone.

Marian met the love of her life Jack at the end of 1993 and they were married in Ireland on Sept.10 1994 and in 2005 they had twin daughters Kate and Erin. Marian adored her family and gave up work to rear her girls.

Marian entered Palos Community Hospital with Strep pneumonia and was placed on a respirator and sadly she was not to recover.
On June 14th Marian sadly passed with her Husband, Mother and 3 of her sisters by her side.

Her funeral mass was held at St. Jane De Chantal Catholic Church and she was later interred at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Chicago.

At the exact same time as the funeral mass was being said in Chicago a mass was also being said in her parish church in Ireland for her family and friends to attend there, it was also attended by her Dad who was unable to travel to Chicago because of bad health and another sister.

Marian left a heartbroken husband, children, parents, sisters and extended family and many friends who will never forget her kindness, her smiles and the naughty twinkle in her eye or her feisty Irish redhead temper.

Mars we miss and love you every day

The shamrock stone was created and handmade for Mars by her sister REILLY and family and placed on her Grandparents grave in Ireland so the family here have a place to visit her.

Our hearts still ache in sadness,
and secret tears still flow,
what it meant to lose you,
no one will ever know.

A sister is A little bit of childhood that can never be lost.
Marion C Garretty
With thanks to BUTTERFLY for this beautiful quote.

A sister is a part of me that can never be taken away for we came from the same mother. When I go to visit you I need to remember that graves lend comfort to the living left behind. And I also need to remember that Earth has no sorrows That Heaven cannot Heal. God bless you, Mars, a loving sister.

A big THANK YOU to everyone that leaves a token
Mars would be very honored by your kindness

A huge thank you to QUEEN GRAVER for the photo of Mars headstone, you have our gratitude for your kindness

"A Huge Thank You to JIM SEIDELMAN for restoring the photos of Mars, we are very grateful".



Her great grandad JOHN

Her great grandma BRIDGET

Her grandad SONNY

Her grandmother NORA

Her grand-uncle JACKY

Her grand-uncle WILLIAM

Her aunt PHIL


A loving wife and mother,
Daughter and sister.
Marian Drury-Norton
April 21st 1969
June 14th 2010
Always in our hearts.

  • Created by: Reilly
  • Added: 21 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53956712
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mrs Marian “Mars” Drury Norton (21 Apr 1969–14 Jun 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53956712, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Reilly (contributor 46933368) .