OBITUARY

Constance Rita DeGrand

May 26, 1932August 20, 2018
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Constance R. DeGrand, 86, of Marengo passed away August 20, 2018 at home surrounded by family. She was born May 26, 1932 in Chicago to Matthew and Dorothy (Wieczorek) Baranski. On July 5, 1952 she married Lionel DeGrand. Connie's focus was always on her family. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her favorite thing to do was cook for her family. She also enjoyed crafting, knitting, and reading. She is survived by her children, Gail (Howard) Andrews, Lionel (Wendy) DeGrand Jr., Mark (Sandra) DeGrand, and Roger (Vicki) DeGrand; four grandchildren, Bethany (Danny), Kristin (Steven), Maggie, and Stephanie (Max); two great-grandchild, Madelynne and Esmae; and her sister-in-law, Geraldine Baranski. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lionel; her parents; her grandchildren, Lauren and Richie; and her brothers, Richard and Raymond Baranski. Visitation will be from 2 to 6pm on Sunday, August 26 at Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 505 E. Grant Hwy., Marengo. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10am on Monday, August 27 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 323 N. Taylor St., Marengo. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For information call the funeral home at 815-568-8131. Online condolences may be made at www.marengo-unionfuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Gail (Howard) Andrews, Daughter
  • Lionel (Wendy) DeGrand Jr., Son
  • Mark (Sandra) DeGrand, Son
  • Roger (Vicki) DeGrand, Son
  • Bethany (Danny), Kristin (Steven), Maggie, Stephanie (Max), Grandchildren
  • Madelynne and Esmae, Great-grandchildren
  • Geraldine Baranski, Sister-in-law
  • Lionel DeGrand, Husband
  • Matthew Baranski, Father
  • Dorothy (Wieczorek) Baranski, Mother
  • Lauren and Richie, Grandchildren
  • Richard and Raymond Baranski, Brothers

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, August 26, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, August 27, 2018
REMEMBERING

Constance Rita DeGrand

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Jan Hicks

August 24, 2018

Sandy Kolata arranged a beautiful luncheon honoring our Aunties Connie, Jean & Doris ... Auntie Doris couldn’t make it because she decided to go to the hospital instead ;)
On our way home from the luncheon I asked Auntie Connie how she met Uncle Lionel. Her face lit up (I could see her in the rear view mirror) ...
She said she was working in a department store in Chicago. Her job entailed numbers and she had to bring the reports to the office upstairs. As she walked toward the elevator she noticed a handsome young man working behind the candy counter ... and he noticed her too. He gave her a piece of candy every time she passed his counter. Soon he got up his courage to ask her out for a date ... and the rest is history✨💖❣️
Auntie Connie will be sorely missed by all of us here ... but she had loving arms waiting for her 💕

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Biography

Constance R. DeGrand, 86, of Marengo passed away August 20, 2018 at home surrounded by family.
She was born May 26, 1932 in Chicago to Matthew and Dorothy (Wieczorek) Baranski. On July 5, 1952 she married Lionel DeGrand.
Connie's focus was always on her family. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her favorite thing to do was cook for her family. She also enjoyed crafting, knitting, and reading.
She is survived by her children, Gail (Howard) Andrews, Lionel (Wendy) DeGrand Jr., Mark (Sandra) DeGrand, and Roger (Vicki) DeGrand; four grandchildren, Bethany (Danny), Kristin (Steven), Maggie, and Stephanie (Max); two great-grandchild, Madelynne and Esmae; and her sister-in-law, Geraldine Baranski.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lionel; her parents; her grandchildren, Lauren and Richie; and her brothers, Richard and Raymond Baranski.