Deacon Louis Francis Barone, 92, of Woodstock, died Oct. 23 at his home surrounded by his family. Deacon Barone was ordained in 1987 and served at St. Ansgar Parish, Hanover Park.
Born in Cicero, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944, after graduating from high school. He graduated from the DePaul University School of Law in 1951.
In 1961, he married his wife, Joan Sweeney, now deceased. He served as a Hanover Park village trustee, village clerk and, for 12 years, village president. He also was active in the Illinois Municipal League and the Northwest Municipal Conference.
He was ordained a deacon after retiring from municipal government, serving in a variety of ministries at St. Ansgar, including as business manager. He started a village-wide food pantry and a police chaplain ministry.
He moved to Woodstock to live with his family after the death of his wife, and was active at St. Mary Parish there.
He is survived by his son, John Barone; daughter, Mary Ann Rizzo; three grandchildren; and a sister, Nancy Gray.
Deacon William D. Maune, 95, died Oct. 24. He was ordained for the Diocese of Rochester in 1982 and began serving at St. Irenaeus Parish, Park Forest, when he moved to Illinois in 1994.
Deacon Maune was a World War II veteran who served in the Army Air Corps as a ball gunner on a B-24 Liberator. He married his high school sweetheart, Winnie, on a furlough in 1944. After the war he worked as a steamfitter, an exterminator and then worked for Kodak. During his career at Kodak, he worked in New York; Chicago; Hartford, Connecticut; Boston and Rochester, New York, where he retired in 1982 to work full-time as a deacon.
He continued his work as a deacon at St. Irenaeus Parish until he retired in 2002, due to his blindness. He continued to serve as a eucharistic minister and volunteer at St. Irenaeus until his death.
He was predeceased by his wife, Winifred. He is survived by his children Bernadette Maune, Mary Fote, William Maune, Anne Bell and Joseph Maune; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Deacon Thaddeus W. “Ted” Czarnecki, 86, died Oct. 26, He was ordained in 1977 and has served at Queen of the Rosary and St. Julian Eymard parishes in Elk Grove Village, where he lived for 59 years.
Deacon Czarnecki was a Navy veteran, a retired accountant/comptroller, served as coach and treasurer for Elk Grove Village Boys Baseball and was a former 10-year member and treasurer for the Lions Club of Elk Grove Village.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Geraldine; children Thaddeus Czarnecki, Karen J. Wolak and Kathleen M. Czarnecki; four grandchildren; and a brother, Leonard Scott.
Deacon Michael Monnelly, 79, died Oct. 27. He was ordained in 1982 and and served at Queen of All Saints Basilica.
Born in Chicago, he grew up in St. Bonaventure Parish and attended DePaul Academy and, later Marquette University in Milwaukee. After serving in the armed forces, he worked as a systems analyst for IBM.
At Queen of All Saints, he enjoyed doing baptism preparation and baptisms. He was a member of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps, and he taught computer skills to formerly incarcerated men at St. Leonard’s House.
He is survived by his wife, Louise; children Colleen Neary, Joellen Mendoza, Emily Monnelly and John Monnelly; 11 grandchildren; and siblings Patricia, Frank and Ed Monnelly.