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Kathleen O'Neill (Lambert)

Obituary of Kathleen Ponzo O'Neill (Lambert)

Kathleen Ponzo O’Neill (Lambert) died peacefully with her children at her side on September 26th in Twin Falls, Idaho at the age of 101. She is survived by her children, John (Cheryl) Ponzo, James (Lynn) Ponzo, Kathryn (Stephen) Schmid, Margaret Anne (Richard) Schrishuhn, Mary Beth (Michael) Witt, Shawn Lambert, & Timothy Lambert; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Patricia; and nieces & nephews. Kathleen is preceded in death by her parents, Mary Margaret & Nicol “Scottie” Lambert of Scotland; her brother, John; her first husband, John F. Ponzo; and her second husband, John M. O’Neill. Kathleen was born on February 17, 1919 in Glencraig, Fifeshire, Scotland to Mary Margaret & Nicol. She immigrated to the United States in 1927. Kathleen married John F. Ponzo, her handsome neighbor, in 1939 before he served in World War II. Over the years, the couple welcomed seven children into their lives. Kathleen’s children remember her as a loving, generous, supportive mother who encouraged them to trust in God and pursue their goals. Kathleen lived in the northern suburbs of Chicago for the majority of her life and spent her remaining years in Twin Falls, Idaho. She was an accomplished piano player and an avid golfer and Bridge partner. She was a kind & charitable individual who enjoyed an active social life and was passionate about participating in community events. Kathleen was also a dedicated member of St. Edward’s Church in Twin Falls. A Visitation and Rosary is scheduled from 5-8pm on Friday, October 23rd at McMurrough Funeral Chapel, 101 Park Pl, Libertyville. The Funeral Mass for Kathleen will be 10am on Saturday October 24th at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 121 E Maple Ave, Libertyville. Current health restrictions will apply to service attendance. The funeral mass will be limited to family. Kathleen was a strong believer in the value of Catholic schools; in lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Angel Fund at St Edward's Catholic School in Twin Falls, Idaho. The family would like to especially thank Kathleen's longtime physician Dr. Joseph Ippolitto, the staff of Hospice Visions and the wonderful staff at Bridgeview Estates for their care and support of Kathleen. Funeral info (847) 362-2626. Please sign the guestbook at libertyvillefuneralhome.com Please Pre-Register for the Mass at https://stjoseph.ivolunteer.com/funeraloctober_024 To Live Stream the Funeral Mass please access via the following link. The Link will be active 5 minutes prior to Mass. https://youtu.be/Up4_4HMXIoc
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Friday
23
October

Visitation

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, October 23, 2020
McMurrough Funeral Chapel
101 Park Place
Libertyville, Illinois, United States
8473622626
Saturday
24
October

Funeral Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Saint Joseph Catholic Church
121 E. Maple Ave
Libertyville, Illinois, United States
Saturday
24
October

Interment

11:15 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Ascension Catholic Cemetery
1920 Buckley Rd.
Libertyville, Illinois, United States