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Kathleen Anne (O'Connor) Melera

March 7, 1948 — March 11, 2024

Davenport, Lake Zurich

Kathleen “Kitty” Melera (O’Connor), age 76, passed away peacefully on Monday March 11, 2024 with her loving husband by her side.

Kitty was born in Chicago, IL on March 7, 1948. She was the beloved wife of Alfred “Al” Melera; loving mother of Tracey (Dan) Coletta, Nicole (John Jr.) Lesniewicz, and Karen (John) Ettorre; fond grandmother of Danielle, Morgan, Nick, Anthony, and Gemma; fond aunt and great-aunt to many.

Dearest daughter of the late George “Harvey” and Kathryn (nee Tracey) O’Connor; and dear sister of the late George (the late Alice) and the late Denis (the late Billie) O’Connor.

Kitty’s special joy during retirement was spending time with her precious grandchildren while attending their sporting events, dance recitals, and various school activities. She also enjoyed going to casinos with her husband.

A visitation for Kitty will be held from 4pm until 8pm on Sunday, March 17, 2024, at Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Old Rand Rd., Lake Zurich, IL 60047. A second visitation at the funeral home will be held the following morning from 9am until 9:30am followed by a 10am funeral mass held at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 135 S Buesching Road. Lake Zurich, IL 60047. Burial to follow at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital .

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Sunday, March 17, 2024

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Second Visitation

Monday, March 18, 2024

9:00 - 9:30 am (Central time)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, March 18, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

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Burial

Monday, March 18, 2024

Starts at 11:15 am (Central time)

St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Cemetery

1185 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067

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