September 25, 1949 - December 26, 2016
Kathleen McFadden, age 67, a resident of Wheaton, formerly of LaGrange Park, passed away, Monday, December 26, at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Illinois. She was born September 25, 1949 in Chicago to Robert and Patricia Nolan.
Kathy grew up in Bridgeview and LaGrange. She graduated from Mount Assisi Academy in Lemont and from the College of DuPage. She married Thomas McFadden in December of 1969. She stayed at home to raise their children until 1993. She worked in real estate, interior design and customer service until 2004.
She was a great person. First and foremost, she loved being a wife, mom and grandmother. She made each and every one of them feel so special and she had her ways of doing it. She always put others first and was there for them in difficult and joyful times. Her selflessness was inspiring. She really enjoyed decorating her house. Design was one of her favorite things to do. Her home was always so cozy and decked out for all of the holidays. She enjoyed Christmas and Easter, but Halloween had the biggest place in her heart, as it was happening during her favorite season, fall. She always found enjoyment in raking leaves. She also loved to bake and had yearly traditions of making pies and cookies. Tradition was very important to her and she wanted to know more about her ancestry. Genealogy was one of her interests, as was astrology. Crochet and art were her hobbies she enjoyed and was passing down her love for it to her children and grandchildren.