Maryann Restelli, 72, of Woodstock passed away Friday September 17th, 2021 surrounded by loved ones.
She was born in Palatine Illinois on December 30, 1948 to Charles and Vernette Gaare.
Maryann was a talented crafter, she bestowed crocheted blankets, slippers and keepsakes regularly. She enjoyed cooking, baking, coloring, reading, games and puzzles. She shared these pastimes with her grandchildren which were the light of her life. Maryann had a particular love for flowers, especially carnations. Maryann was a longtime cook at sunset manor in Woodstock where she met many lifelong friends. Wherever she went she made laughter and love and friendships. She always had room in her heart for those around her, welcoming with open arms, she was always ready for a good laugh, she will always be remembered for her loud infectious laugh. She was a mother to all of her children’s friends, sharing what little she had and keeping everyone in line. She loved very deeply and was loved very deeply. She will be missed forever.
Maryann is survived by her mother, Vernette; her son, Tim (Sue) Gaare; and daughters, Kimberly (Rick) Nolan, Carolyn Beth (Sean) Sullivan, and Melissa (Ray) Flavin. Grandchildren, Rebecca & Elizabeth-Maryann Gaare, Jaden and Devin Mroczenski, Madelyn & Timmy Sullivan. Her brothers, Steven (Dawn) Gaare, James “Jamo” Gaare, David Gaare and many treasured nieces and nephews as well as countless friends who loved and cherished her very much.
Maryann was preceded in death by her father Charles, special aunt and godmother, Elverna Stroud, maternal grandparents, Ernest & Meta Hagenow and her former husband, John Restelli
Visitation will be on Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 11:00 am until the 12:00 pm Memorial Service at the Schneider Leucht Merwin Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Avenue, Woodstock. Family would like guests to wear bright and cheery clothing to the service if you would like.
Flowers and memorials will be received by the funeral home.
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