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Marytherese Healy (the late John), nee O’Brien, passed away March 26, 2018, at the age of 85. She was born June 2, 1932, in Chicago, to parents William Joseph Sr. & Helen Bridget O’Brien. Marytherese is survived by her daughter, Bridget (Joseph) LaPietra; grandchildren, Rosina LaPietra, Gianna (Carl) Gibson & James LaPietra; honorary grandchild, Mary Carger; great-grandchildren, Lily, Michael & Ivy; loving aunt of many nieces & nephews; cherished friend of the late LaVerne Kaplan, Gregory (Susan) Kaplan, Charles & Timothy Kaplan. Marytherese is preceded in death by her siblings, William Joseph O’Brien, Jr, John Francis O’Brien, & Lorraine O’Brien. She will be remembered as a devout Catholic, having belonged to St. James Catholic Church & working social care at the parish for more than 20 years as well as volunteering in the Mercy Hospital chaplaincy program for 15 years. Marytherese was a Loyola University Alumna & a member of the Teamsters Local 743. She lived most of her life in the south side Chicago neighborhood of Bridgeport & was a proud Irish American who loved her city & her Chicago White Sox. She was known as a friendly neighbor & many will remember her to have been an avid sports fan. When it came to baseball – she had two favorite clubs, the Go-Go White Sox & whoever plays the…! Family & friends will forever remember Marytherese’s love of baseball & hope to continue to pass that love down from generation to generation. Funeral Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 9:00am Prayers at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, 2447 S. DesPlaines Avenue, North Riverside to St. Giles Catholic Church, 1045 Columbian Avenue, Oak Park. Mass 10:00am. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 6001 W. 111th Street, Alsip. Visitation Monday, April 2, 2018, 3:00pm-9:00pm at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home. Arrangements handled by LaPietra Funeral Directors. For more information, please call (708) 415-8562.
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