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Ellen Marie Tomes

Obituary for Ellen Marie Tomes

May 3, 1955 - May 20, 2019
McHenry, Illinois | Age 64

Loving Sister, Sister-in-Law, Aunt, Great-Aunt and Friend


Ellen Marie Tomes, age 64, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Monday, May 20, 2019, surrounded by family, at JourneyCare Hospice, Woodstock. She was born May 3, 1955, to the late Russ and Shirley (DiFatta) Sparacino, in Chicago. On May 7, 1988, she married the love of her life, Gregory Tomes.
Ellen's joy was to be around her family, surrounded by love and laughter. She was selfless and forgiving and always made sure you felt loved. Her family will sorely miss her.
She is survived by her sister, Susan Nicolas, brother-in-law, Zaya Nicolas; nieces: Michelle (Brandon) Szekeres, Melissa (John Beck) Prestley and great-nieces: Juniper Szekeres and Olivia Prestley.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gregory, and grandparents: Dominick and Josephine DiFatta.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 24, 2019 from 3pm to 7pm at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry, with service beginning at 5:30pm. Inurnment will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Ringwood at 12:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ellen's name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

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591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
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