Jeanne (Gaines) Suca-McGowanFebruary 8, 1940 ~ December 26, 2017 (age 77)
Jeanne Marie McGowan, formerly Jeanne Suca, (Nee-Gaines) passed away at her home early Tuesday morning December 26, 2017.
Born February 8, 1940 in Joliet, IL to Arlene and Leonard Gaines. Jeanne lived in the Joliet and surrounding areas throughout her life.
Jeanne loved working in the service industry having waitressed at several Joliet and New Lenox area restaurants. Later in life she dedicated herself to caring for the elderly in her Streator home.
She was a member and enjoyed attending events at the Joliet Moose Lodge #300. She also spent many afternoons at the Croatian Club and St. Joseph’s Park in Joliet.
In the time she lived at Shorewood Horizon she had many friends and loved helping plan for and attending activities for the residents.
Jeanne is survived by her five children; Debbie (Ken) Muentnich-Hayes, Lynette(Ben McCarter) Suca, William (Donna) Suca, Tina Suca, Jennifer (Troy Goodrich) McGowan. Also survived by her sister Helen (Bob) Hoge, Brother Frank (Debra) Gaines. She was grandmother to Aimee (Andrew) Giangrosso, Tina McCarter, Matthew (Boung) Muentnich, Kyrsten (Brent) Duchene, Jake Suca, and Dylan Suca. Great grandma to Alexis, Fabian, Evangeline, Juliana, Anthony, and Cole. Special aunt to many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband Thomas McGowan(2005), her parents and numerous aunts and uncles.
Jeanne will be waked at Blackburn, Giegerich, Sonntag Funeral Home in Joliet on Friday December 29, 2017 from 6-8pm. Jeanne will be cremated and the family will have a private memorial at a later date.