Michele Colice-Cadwell

Michele Irene Colice-Cadwell

1953 - 2022

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  It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Michele Irene Colice Cadwell, 69, following

her battle with Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) on Sunday, July 31, 2022. She was

surrounded by her loving family.

  Michele was born and raised in New York and held on to her New York roots even after years

in the Midwest. She spent her life bringing love and color to the world around her as a talented

artist and dedicated partner, mother, grandmother, daughter, and friend. She was a welcoming

soul who never passed up the opportunity to have a conversation with anyone. She was a

passionate advocate for the environment, equal rights and was a perpetual champion of the

underdog. She was the life of every party - the first and last person on the dance floor and a

shining light whose absence will be felt greatly by all who knew her.

  Michele was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Matilda Colice. Michele is survived

by her beloved husband, John; brother Gene (Betsy); daughters Emily (Alan), Brooke (Myles)

and Laura (Joey); grandchildren Peter, Harper, Lincoln, Wilder and Maddox and nephews and

niece.

  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Michele’s name to the Lake County Forest

Preserves, 1899 West Winchester Road, Libertyville, Illinois 60048 (lcfpd.org)

As Michele’s last selfless act, a brain donation was coordinated with University of Maryland to

help further research to identify causes, treatments, and hopefully, one day, cures for

devastating diseases including FTD.

  A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 1PM to 6PM at the Cadwell Family Home. For more information, please contact McMurrough Funeral Chapel at (847) 362-2626. Please sign Michele's guestbook at www.libertyvillefuneralhome.com

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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at McMurrough Funeral Home