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Lois E. "Ma" (Gregorash) Brown

March 6, 1938 — April 22, 2023

Lois E. “Ma” Brown, 85, entered into rest on Saturday, April 22, 2023 in Joliet, IL

Lois was born on March 6, 1938 to the late Michael and Louise (nee Kobe) Gregorash in Joliet, IL.

She was a lifelong resident of Joliet where she attended St Joes Joliet and St Francis Academy. A Joliet Catholic High School Booster for years she was always supportive working as a house keeper for Joliet Catholic High School “The Hill” and also a crossing guard for Joliet Police Department for decades she was often affectionately known as “Ma” or thru her support of the Hilltoppers football team at the games as  “The Button Lady” to the many children she encountered in her life. Devoted to the church and to the  many children and people in her life she will deeply missed by everyone.

Lois is preceded in death by her parents; sister: Lucille Gregorash and her infant brother Jack Gregorash

Left to cherish her memory are her children: “Sonny” R.M. Ambrose II, Michael Ambrose and Brian (Lisa) Ambrose as well as her grandchildren: Sean Taylor Ambrose, twins Jayden and Michaela Ambrose and Claire Ambrose. Also surviving her is Stephanie Kloiber-Ambrose, her former daughter in law whom she had a special relationship with.

The family will receive relatives and friends for visitation on Friday, April 28, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road in Joliet.

Chapel services will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at Tezak Funeral Home with interment will follow and Lois will be laid to rest at St Joseph Cemetery, 1500 N. Raynor Ave, Joliet,IL

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Visitation

Friday, April 28, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life

1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435

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Chapel Service

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life

1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435

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