Dolores Parente, age 88, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL. Dolores was born on February 26, 1931 in Venice, IL, a daughter of the late Joseph Ponce and Lena (Shambro) Ponce.
On June 18, 1955, Dolores Ponce married Joseph “Don” Parente, the love of her life in Venice, IL. Don passed away on July 1, 2002. Dolores was a proud homemaker who loved cooking and taking care of her family. She enjoyed her days traveling with Don. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren, whom she adored. Dolores will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her parents and husband, Dolores was preceded in death by a brother, Oscar Ponce; sisters, Ann Graklanoff, Mattia Mannina and Marjorie Greenwald.
She is survived by her loving children, Ron (Kim) Parente of Granite City, IL, Joe (Beth) Parente of Parkville, MO, Diane (Jim) Jackson of Edwardsville, IL and Cindy (Robin) Smith of Granite City, IL; dear siblings, Robert (Ina Mae) Ponce, Josie Miofsky, and Gloria (Pete) Fields; proud grandmother to Ronnie Parente, Derek Jackson, Tyler Smith, Jordan Parente, Aaron Parente and Lindsay (Keagan) Mouradian; proud great-grandmother to Jason Simpson; extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.
In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, at Irwin Chapel.
Dolores will be laid to rest next to Don at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.
Memorial donations may be given to the Granite City Park District. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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