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Melissa Mary (Russ) Duda

July 25, 1955 — January 7, 2024

Davenport, Crystal Lake

Melissa M. Duda passed away in Woodstock January 7, 2023.  She was born July 25, 1955 in Chicago to Francis and Marion Russ.

Melissa was Vice President of mortgages for St. Paul Federal Loan.  She was the consummate homemaker; dress designer and crafter; sharing her talents with all.  Melissa hosted Bunco Groups and Bunco activities and loved to cruise the neighborhood with her golf cart, helping her friends and neighbors.  She will be remembered for her loving smile, beautiful laughter, and her great sense of humor. Melissa had an open, giving heart and made her house a loving home for her family and friends.

Melissa is survived by her beloved husband of 43 years, Thaddeus “Ted”; children, Helene Marie Duda, Laura Anne and John David Gravenor, and Michael Thaddeus Duda; grandchildren, Jane, Cora, and Faye Gravenor; and sister, Donna Russ Hilmers.  She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Linda Russ Shawala.

Visitation will be from 3pm until 8pm Sunday January 14 at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave (Route 176) Crystal Lake.  Prayers will begin at 9:30am Monday, January 15 at the funeral home followed by procession to St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 10am.  Burial in Windridge Memorial Park and Nature Sanctuary.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Right to Life, McHenry County, www.righttolife-mc.org

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, January 14, 2024

3:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory

419 East Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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Prayer Service

Monday, January 15, 2024

Starts at 9:30 am (Central time)

Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory

419 East Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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Funeral Mass

Monday, January 15, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Thomas the Apostle Church

, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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Burial

Monday, January 15, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Windridge Memorial Park, Cary

915 Crystal Lake Road, Cary, IL 60013

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