Maria Elaine Joseph
1945 - 2021
Maria Elaine (Frank) Joseph
Born: September 26, 1945
Died: March 16, 2021
Maria Elaine (Frank) Joseph, born September 26, 1945, passed peacefully in her home on March 16, 2021. Maria is survived by her husband and high school sweetheart, John of 54 years; one son Jason (Kim), grandson Zachary and granddaughter Emily of Indian Head Park; and one brother William of California. Maria is preceded in death by her parents Francis and Eugene Frank and her beloved Uncle Harry and Aunt Lou. Maria has three nieces, one nephew, six great nieces and three great nephews. Maria graduated from Downers Grove High School in1963. She lived in Downers Grove for 54 years where she dedicated her life to her husband, son and grandchildren.
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Published by Suburban Life Publications from Mar. 31 to Apr. 8, 2021.
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Many great memories were made with my Grandma so it´s hard to share just one. The one that sticks out the most to me is playing hot wheel cars with her when she would baby sit me. We would make hills out of pillows and blankets and drive the cars up and down them. This would end up earning her the name of Grandma Big Hill. She still had her favorite car I had her play with displayed on her cabinet in her home as a reminder. I love you grandma and will forever miss you.
Zach Joseph
April 10, 2021
First off, I just would like to say that this world would be a much better place, if more people were like my mom. She was the most loving mother that a son could have ever asked for. She taught me love, patience, and respect. She never put herself first, only the ones around her. She always had time to listen when I needed to talk, good or bad. Her greatest achievement was molding me into the man that I am today. Without her guidance, I would not be the husband, father and friend to many, that I am today. You will live forever in my heart and not a day will go by that I will not think about you and your love for me. I will carry your legacy of kindness and compassion throughout the rest of my days. It was truly an honor to be your son! Till we meet again, love forever-Jason.
Jason Joseph Son
April 9, 2021
The words that come to mind when I think of Maria are kind, gentle and giving. Here life is her legacy. She will be missed by all of us who loved her.
Patricia Joseph
April 8, 2021
My beautiful "sister" was the kindest, most loving person I know. Maria (Rere) will be missed more than she will ever know.
April 7, 2021