It is with a mixture of sadness and joyful remembrance that the family of Dolores “Dukie” McCarrell announce her peaceful passing at the age of 86, at home, with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Gordy McCarrell for 52 happy years and will be forever remembered by her children Scott McCarrell, Kathy McCarrell, Sally (Sam) Fatigato and Tamie (Barry) Muniz. The cherished grandmother of Dan (Megan) Fatigato, Brittany (Jeff) Hedges, Courtney Fatigato, Rebecca McCarrell and Mitzy Helein McCarrell; and great grandmother of Felix Fatigato, Sonny Fatigato, Jayden McCarrell and Theo Hedges. A fond aunt to many nieces and nephews, Dukie is also survived by her dear sister Blanche Pedersen.
Dukie was a pillar of the Addison community, working tirelessly as both a civil servant and volunteer. She served as the District 4 Parent-Teacher Association President, Addison Park District Commissioner, Addison Police Commission Secretary and spent 51 years as an election judge. She was a charter member of Good Samaritan United Methodist Church in Addison, where she led the annual golf tournament, craft fair and community dinner. She also volunteered with the Addison Community Switchboard and coached the Addison Cowboys cheerleaders.
In addition to being a devoted wife, mother and sister, an idyllic grandmother and great-grandmother, and a loving friend to many, Dukie was a passionate world traveler who visited nearly every continent with the utmost grace and curiosity.
Memorial service July 11, 12 noon at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 960 W. Army Trail Rd., Addison. In lieu of flowers, donations to the church are greatly appreciate.