Justine Filetti Donnellan

Justine Filetti Donnellan, 90, proud Italian and honorary Irishwoman, passed away in Libertyville on November 13.  Daughter of Angeline (Sassana) and Louis Filetti and the youngest of 6 children, Justine grew up in the Italian enclave of Grand Avenue and graduated from Immaculata High School and Chicago Teachers College.  There she met Dennis Donnellan to whom she was married from1949 until his death in 2003..  She was a long time resident of  Libertyville and Saddlebrook Farms of Grayslake. 


Justine was preceded in death by her parents, husband, siblings and a son Kevin Peter in infancy.  She is survived by her children, Mary Beth (Dennis) Morelli, Dennis (Mary), Kevin (Victoria), Bernadine (Brian) Kowalski, Roberta (Bill) King, and Teri (Mike) Sarallo, 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. 


Although trained as a special education teacher, Justine chose to forego her career in order to teach her children important life lessons: play nice, respect all, and grab the adventures life presents.


Justine would like you to know that “It’s been a wonderful life.”  W.A.O.L.


Visitation at McMurrough Funeral Home, 101 Park Place, Libertyvile, IL Friday, November 23, 4:00-8:00 and Saturday at the funeral home from 9:15-9:45. Funeral Mass Saturday, November 24, 10:00 at St. Joseph Church, 121 E. Maple Ave, Libertyville


Please omit flowers. Donations in Justine’s name can be directed to stjude.org.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to Advocate at Home Hospice and the entire staff at Advocate Condell Hospital.