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Mary Melissa (Beaudion) Rachal

August 30, 1930 — February 26, 2021

Mary Rachal (nee Beaudion), age 90, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, February 26, 2021 with her loving family by her side.

Mary is survived by her loving children, Clark Anthony (Mary) Rachal, Deborah (the late Patrick) Bazzel; her adoring grandchildren, Dionne (Richard) Denton, Christopher Rachal, James (Chanthamany) Rachal, Shannon Rachal, Joseph Rachal, Melissa Ries; great-grandchildren, Richard, Joline, William and Robert, Tiffany, Travis, Justin, Gabrielle and Mack, Matthew, Jonathan and Julianna, Liliana, Briana and Joshua, Mia, Hailey and Jessica; great-great-granddaughter, Delilah, Joshua, Joseph, Autumn, Sophia, Mack, Olivia; siblings, Lovance (the late Adla) Beaudion and Fabiola Beaudion; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by her husband, Francis B. Rachal (2018); parents, Edward and Lilly Beaudion; her son, James Ricky Rachal; and grandsons Jason S. Suero and John R. Rachal; son-in-law, Patrick Bazzel; and numerous sibling.

Mary retired from Western Electric after over 30 years of service. She was a parishioner of St. Jude Catholic Church in Joliet. Mary proudly took the roll as the matriarch of the family. Her greatest joy came with caring for her children, grandchildren and extended family. She carried herself with class and dignity but would never hesitate to speak her mind, things were seen clearly through her eyes, right is right and wrong was wrong.

Her meek beginning from working on the farm and picking cotton paved the road for her migration to Illinois. This work ethic held true as her and her husband worked side by side attaining their apartment buildings acquiring wealth and happiness on their journey. Her deep roots of hard work and long days set the right example for her entire family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s name to an organization of your choice would be appreciated.

Visitation will be on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. A celebration of Mary’s life will begin on Friday, March 5, 2021 with prayers in the funeral home chapel at 9:15 a.m. then driving in procession to St. Jude Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Justice, IL.

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Visitation

Thursday, March 4, 2021

4:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life

1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435

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Chapel Prayers

Friday, March 5, 2021

Starts at 9:15 am (Central time)

Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life

1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, March 5, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

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Interment

Friday, March 5, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Resurrection Catholic Cemetery

7201 Archer Avenue, Justice, IL 60458

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