Mary Ann DeNardis

Obituary of Mary Ann DeNardis

Mary Ann DeNardis, (nee Sicinski), age 82, of Joliet, passed away Friday, November 17, 2023 at Lightways Hospice, with her loving family by her side.

Born January 10, 1941 in Joliet, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Sylvester) Sicinski, and was a graduate of Joliet Township High School.

Mary Ann worked as a bookkeeper for the former First National Bank of Joliet, both before and after the time she spent at home raising her family.  She also previously worked for the Census Bureau.  She enjoyed the time she spent as a volunteer for the Crisis Line of Will County and as a member of the Joliet Beach Club.

A loving and devoted wife, mother, and “Nonny” to her precious grandchildren, Mary Ann was a woman of strong faith and very family oriented.  She lived for her family, was the family confidant, and deeply valued family life over material things.  She also loved music and dancing, and cherished the winters spent in Siesta Key, Florida over 20 years.

Surviving are her beloved husband of 58 years, Carmen DeNardis; her loving children, Gregory (Janet) DeNardis and Gina (Guy) Jones, both of Joliet; her adoring grandchildren, Emily Jones, Anthony DeNardis, Noah Jones, Nicholas Jones and Jenna DeNardis; one brother, Jerome Sicinski; three sisters, Helen (Paul) Guertin, Lois (Nicholas) Tomac, and Julia (the late Richard) Hrechko; a sister-in-law, Maria (the late Frank) Malfatti; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank her Hospice care team and will be forever grateful for their help and kindness.

Visitation for Mary Ann will be held Tuesday, November 21, 2023, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Road, Joliet.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 9:00 a.m., from the funeral home to St. Mary Nativity Catholic Church where Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m.  Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Romeoville.

For more information, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at



4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Joliet
3200 Black at Essington Roads
Joliet, Illinois, United States
(815) 741-5500

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Wednesday, November 22, 2023
St. Mary Nativity Catholic Church
706 N. Broadway
Joliet, Illinois, United States


11:30 am
Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Resurrection Cemetery, Romeoville
Rt. 53 and W. 135th Street
Romeoville, Illinois, United States
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