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Joan D. (nee Daley) Lee

May 14, 1931 ~ January 30, 2021 (age 89)


Joan Lee, nee Daley, born May 14, 1931 in River Forest, IL, Passed away on January 30th, 2021, laid to rest February 3, 2021. Survived by her husband Robert E., 10 children: Nancy (Bruce) Ambroggio, Robert (Nancy Jo), James (Laurie), Mary (late husband Tom) Scotkovsky, John (Kate), Susan (Charles) Kelleher, Joanne, Diane (Mark) Krueger, Brian (Margaret), Katie (Brian) Walsh; 28 grandchildren: Michael (Amanda), Annie (Josh), Robert (Sarah), Cullen, Sean (Rozann), Mary Therese, Eileen, Mary Kate Allen (Curtis), Emmett, Kathleen, Christopher, Theresa Brower (Alex), James, Meghan King (Michael), Colleen, Patrick, Emma, Ian, Johnny, Dominick (Erica), Catharine, Emily, Erin, Alex, Katlyn, Matthew, Caroline, Jason; 12 great grandchildren: Kaylee, Robert, Bernadette, Josephine, Kolbe, Flannery, George, Sam, Joan, Noah, Link, Dominick; 38 nieces and nephews; and her beloved sister, Claire Archibald of Oak Park, Illinois. Joan's beautiful blue eyes captured Robert’s heart 73 years ago. They were married 67 glorious years. Her deep faith and commitment to God created the example of how to live one’s life. Joan’s wisdom and paramount values are passed down for many generations to come. She is the QUINTESSENTIAL, VIBRANT, CATHOLIC (QVC) Mother – the perfect example of how to teach people how to live one’s life to the fullest – with integrity, empathy and gratitude.

Visitation was held at Ryan-Parke Funeral Home on February 2, 2021. Funeral Mass was held at St. Alphonsus Liguori Church in Prospect Heights at 10 am on February 3, 2021. A recording of the livestream may be viewed at Interment was at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines on February 3, 2021.

HER PASSION WAS HER FAMILY and it all starts with Robert E. Lee, her beloved husband, friend for life. Her large extended family takes over her passions of family and faith EVERYDAY! We are so saddened by the loss of Joan. We will remember Joan's infectious smile, eyes, and wit and pass on to future generations what we have learned from her about RELIGION, LIFE, FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE. Her remarkable life is a great example for all who knew her. QVC!

Joan was a member of many groups over the years in River Forest/Oak Park, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights and participated in various religious events: 20th Century Club of Park Ridge, St. Luke’s Church in River Forest (Graduate of School in 1945), Trinity High School (Graduate of School in 1949), Rosary College (Graduate of School in 1953), Mary, Seat of Wisdom in Park Ridge, St. Alphonsus in Prospect Heights, Varied tennis and bridge playing.



Funeral Mass
February 3, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Alphonsus Ligouri Church
411 N. Wheeling Rd.
Prospect Heights, IL 60070


All Saints Cemetery

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