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Mary Mix McDonald

June 1, 1925 - December 12, 2017

Mary Mix McDonald, 92, long-time resident of Lincolnwood, IL, peacefully passed away in New Berlin, NY, on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.
Mary was born June 1, 1925, in Chicago, IL, to Dr. Bronislaus John and Armella Hellmuth Mix.
An accomplished politician, Mary was a Commissioner of the Cook County Board and the Fores…read more

Mary Mix McDonald, 92, long-time resident of Lincolnwood, IL, peacefully passed away in New Berlin, NY, on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.
Mary was born June 1, 1925, in Chicago, IL, to Dr. Bronislaus John and Armella Hellmuth Mix.
An accomplished politician, Mary was a Commissioner of the Cook County Board and the Forest Preserve District for 20 years, and an RTA Board Director for 12 years. With a multifaceted life including activity as a socialite, harpist, philanthropist, champion & mentor of women, world traveler, nature lover and student of art history, Mary had a passion for intellectual pursuits and was only a phone call away for cogent problem solving.
She will be profoundly missed.
Mary is survived by her children Gerald Owen McDonald, Jr., Sandra McDonald Jones (Willis) and Elizabeth McDonald Wakeman (Steven); her grandchildren Alexandra Jones Hayne (Brian), Bryant Jones (Elizabeth), Meredith McDonald Inniger (Matthew) and Elizabeth Ann Jones; her great-grandchildren William and Christopher Hayne; her brother B. John Mix, Jr and his children and grandchildren; her brother Joseph A. Mix (Delinda) and their children and grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by her sister Elizabeth Mix Valantiejus and her former husband Dr. Gerald Owen McDonald.
Visitation hours will be from 4-8 PM on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Smith Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 N. Cicero Ave., Chicago, IL; Funeral Mass at 10 AM on January 19, 2018 at St. Mary of the Woods, 7033 N. Moselle Ave., Chicago, IL, with interment immediately following at St. Adalbert Cemetery Chapel, 6800 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles, IL.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Chicago Botanic Garden Tribute Gift Program: [email protected], 847-835-8333, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Smith-Corcoran Chicago Chapel

6150 N. Cicero Ave
Chicago, IL 60646

Service Information

Date: Friday, January 19, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

St. Mary of the Woods

7033 N Moselle
Chicago, IL 60646

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, January 19, 2018

St. Adalbert Cemetery

6800 N Milwaukee Ave
Niles, IL 60714

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