Marilyn Anne Gibbons

Deceased: April 12, 2012

Service Information:

Visitation: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9am until time of
Funeral Mass: 10am at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church,
690 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago
Interment: St. Mary's Cemetery, Peoria, IL


Marilyn Anne Gibbons, age 74 of Chicago, IL, formerly of Peoria, IL, gently passed away Thursday evening April 12. Marilyn was a graduate of St. Catherines's College, St. Paul, MN. She worked for many years as the French translator for Wally Findlay International Galleries. She traveled extensively around the world, beginning with her first trip to France as a Fulbright Scholar. She studied at the University of Strasbourg.
She taught French language and French literature at Mother McCauley High School for 12 years.
Visitation Wednesday April 18, 2012 9:00am at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church
690 W. Belmont Ave. Chgo., IL 60657 until time of funeral Mass 10:00am. Interment will be in the family plot
at St. Mary's Cemetery Peoria, IL for information 773-472-6300 or
In lieu of flowers donations to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church.


April 16, 2012

To the family of Marilyn Gibbons:

I am a 1972 graduate of Mother McAuley High School, where I was a student of Mlle Gibbons for three years. I so often wished I knew how
to contact her to tell her that her instruction stood me in good stead
when I visited Paris and later when I worked for a time in Geneva. Now
I see that she must have lived in Lakeview - the same neighborhood my
mother lived in and that I often visited.

When I graduated from McAuley, I went to Carleton University in
Ottawa, Canada, and have subsequently settled in Toronto, where I am a
medical journalist. Before I left for my first year at Carleton - a
university that, because of the distance, I had not visited before
applying and being accepted - I stopped by McAuley and spoke with Miss
Gibbons. She had gone to Ottawa on vacation that summer, and said she
had seen my university. I was greatly relieved to know that it
actually existed, and that there wasn't simply someone with fake
letterhead taking my cheques and sending me bogus acceptance and
registration information!

My condolences to you on the loss of Marilyn. Know that she touched
the lives of scores of McAuley girls.

All the best,
Terry Murray

April 18, 2012

Truly, I am saddened to learn of Mary's passing. Occasionally, I chatted with her by phone; as always, she was most pleasant conversant. My prayers always will include her and her Dear ones before her. I offer my love and sympathy to her family.

Michael Dizzonne
Zion, IL

April 18, 2012

I was so sorry to hear of Marilyn passing away. I went all through school with her at St. John Catholic school and the Academy of Our Lady in Peoria, IL. Her mom and my mom were great friends. I hope the rest of the family are doing alright and hope Godís grace gets you through the loss of a wonderful friend....God bless you all,

Marlene Snider Garrett