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Nancy Subar

September 20, 1944 — August 27, 2022

Nancy Subar Obituary


Nancy (nee Garrone) Subar, age 77, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2022, due to advanced Alzheimer's Disease. Born in Joliet on September 20, 1944, Nancy was the daughter of Theresa (nee Giacobbe) and Frank Garrone, Sr. She graduated from St. Francis Academy in 1962 and worked at Argonne National Laboratory. After marrying Emery (Bill) Subar, Jr. in 1967, Nancy raised their three loving daughters in their home of over 50 years in Elwood. She volunteered at Elwood School, the YMCA, and Operation Care Package. She put her organization skills to work at United Cerebral Palsy and Diageo. Nancy enjoyed spending time at her summer cottage on the Kankakee River, bowling, sewing and needlecrafts, listening to music and dancing, baking, and spending time with her eight grandchildren and attending their sporting events.   

Nancy is survived by her three daughters, Lisa (Mark) Fetters, Joan (Michael) Papes, and Joyce (Jeffrey) Blum, her grandchildren, Kela and Jason Fetters, Maria (Tyler) Centorbi, Ike, Natalie, and Geno Papes, Max and Evelyn Blum, her sister, Donna Nannemann, her brother Frank (Lorraine) Garrone, Jr., and her Garrone and Nannemann nieces and nephews.  Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, and brother-in-law, John Nannemann. 

Visitation will be Friday, September 2, at the Blackburn- Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, 1500 Black Road, Joliet, from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 3, at 10:00 am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Manhattan. Private burial will take place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Nancy’s name to Lightways Hospice, Joliet.  


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Friday, September 2, 2022

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

Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home

1500 Black Road, Joliet, IL 60435

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, September 3, 2022

10:00 - 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Joseph Catholic Church

255 W. North St., Manhattan, IL 60442

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