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Judy H. McFadden

March 29, 1943 — March 30, 2023

Davenport Crystal Lake

Judy McFadden, 80, of Crystal Lake, IL passed from this life March 30, 2023 comforted by her loving family and friends. She was born March 29, 1943 in Union City, Pennsylvania to Arthur and Blanche Palmer.

Judy lived her early years in Pennsylvania, where she grew to love horses by learning how to ride and care for them on the neighboring farm. She dreamed of owning a horse of her own one day. She once trained as a trapeze artist for a local show in town. She also enjoyed her years as a drum majorette in high school.

In the late 1950’s she moved with her family to Aurora, Illinois where she soon met the love of her life, Terry McFadden. They later married in 1960.

Much of her work life was spent with Eagle Foods, both in Aurora and Crystal Lake. She also had experience in retail and customer service.

Soon after Terry and Judy bought their first and forever home in Crystal Lake, Judy abandoned her work life to care for her son Tom through a serious illness. Judy and Tom became “best friends” through the daily to weekly visits for treatment far from home.

Later, she returned to Eagle Foods where her kindness was on display for many of her happy customers, who would get in her line just so she could be their cashier. After her retirement she provided daily loving care for her grandchildren Matt and Ashley who loved and adored her.

As anyone who was able to join the McFadden family around Judy’s pool can attest to, she is known for her caring, kind and generous heart. Although some may say she was more of a quiet observer, she will be remembered as a loyal, loving soul who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Judy is survived by her sister, Jane (Tom) McDole of Oswego, IL; brother, John (Donna) Palmer of Aurora, IL; sister-in-law, Fran Palmer of Cookeville, TN; her daughter, Rebecca (Jeffrey) Burns of Crystal Lake; granddaughter, Ashley McFadden (Kenny Steele) of Kingston, TN; and grandson, Matthew Burns of Crystal Lake.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Terry McFadden; son, Tom McFadden; brother, James Palmer; and her parents, Arthur and Blanche.

A funeral service in her honor will be held April 12, 2023 at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 East Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake, Illinois. Visitation will be from 2pm until the time of the service at 4pm with the Reverend Gregory Lucas officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, 225 East Chicago Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60611. https://www.luriechildrens.org/

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Visitation

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory

419 East Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Starts at 4:00 pm (Central time)

Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory

419 East Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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