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Norita McAndrews

Obituary for Norita McAndrews

January 5, 1935 - September 15, 2021
Johnsburg, Illinois | Age 86


Norita McAndrews, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, age 86, of McHenry, IL passed away peacefully, Wednesday September 15, 2021 surrounded by her devoted family.

She was born in Chicago on January 5th, 1935 the loving daughter of the late Martin & Victoria Dreyer.

A graduate of Mundelein College, Norita held various administrative positions throughout her adult life, including 17 years with School District 15 in McHenry. She would attest that her most cherished roles were as wife to her late husband John for 61 years and mother to her five children.

Norita was an active member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in McHenry, enjoyed the ladies golf league, and spending time and traveling with family, as well as many lifelong friends. Her greatest joy came from being with her children, grandchildren and more recently, great grandchildren.

Norita is survived by her children, Jeff McAndrews (Nancy Vandenbosch), Colleen (John) Rodgers, John (Janice) McAndrews and Laura (Rick) Skinner. Her grandchildren Sean (Jackie) Rodgers, Lauren (MJ) Masopust (nee Rodgers), Claire Rodgers, Morgan McAndrews, John McAndrews Jr., Ryan Skinner, Lindsey Skinner, as well as her great grandchildren Arthur and Jack. Further surviving is her sister Charlotte (Jim) McDonough.

She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 61 years John McAndrews, son Michael McAndrews, parents Martin & Victoria Dreyer, and Sister Mary Ann Quinn.

Visitation will be held Saturday September 25, 2021 at Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory 591 Ridgeview Drive in McHenry, from 10am-12pm, funeral service will begin at Noon at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at St. Patrick Countryside Catholic Cemetery in McHenry, IL.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Home of the Sparrow at

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McHenry, IL 60050
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