Carmine Marconi Tyrrell, loving mother of three children, passed away on April 21, 2020, at the age of 95.
Carmine was born on March 19, 1925, in Chicago, Illinois, to Peter and Anna Genova. A graduate of Jones Commercial High School (Class of ’43), she married Nick C. Marconi in 1945, and had three children, Anthony, Victoria, and Evanne. A longtime resident of Warrenville and Wheaton, Carmine worked as a journalist, a secretary in Elmhurst College’s Teacher Placement program, and as the Budget Analyst for the Illinois Board of Governors of State Colleges and Universities Cooperative Computer Center. In 1970, Carmine married Fred Tyrrell with whom she shared 42 very happy years until his death in 2012. With Fred, she continued expanding her experiences as they traveled overseas and around the U.S.
Carmine had a lifelong love of reading, and she passed her enthusiasm for the written word onto her children. Her ability to make friends easily and maintain meaningful relationships with people she met in her social, work, and religious communities continued throughout her life. In recent years, although not physically able to attend worship services at her church, she frequently enjoyed vespers at Wyndemere where she resided.
Carmine is survived by her three children and their spouses, Anthony (Martha Filipic) Marconi of Delaware, Ohio, Victoria (Dennis) Shirley of Herald, California, and Evanne (Frank “Sonny”) Denges of Bradenton, Florida. Also surviving are two stepchildren, Sylvia Johnson of Chelsea, Iowa, and David (Sally) Tyrrell of Henderson, Nevada. In addition, Carmine’s family includes grandchildren Jeremy (Monique Salazar) Spoden, Ryan (Hanh Bui) Spoden, Tyler Denges, Kelly Denges, Margaret (Bradley) Crawford, and Nicholas (Lindsay) Marconi, and step-grandchildren Pamela Behounek, Roger (Debbie) Johnson, Kathleen (Clint) Werner, and Elizabeth (Brant) Young. She is also the great-grandmother of 14 and great-great grandmother of seven.
A memorial service will be held at time and place to be determined once social distancing policies allow for gatherings. In the meantime, memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 1355 Peachtree St. NE Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30309 or https://www.arthritis.org/, or the First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn, 550 North Main Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 or https://firstpresge.org/.