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Susan Rhea Reese

1949 - 2021

of Cary


Susan Rhea Reese age 71, of Cary passed away peacefully on June 5, 2021 at her home.

Susan is survived by her husband, John S. Reese; daughter, Bridgette Donofrio, her son, Tony Fera and her son, Dominic Fera, and her step-daughter Amanda Polito; her 9 grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Donna Jagielski, her sister, Mary DiDomenico, and brother, John Jagielski. She was preceded in death by her father, Jerome Jagielski and her mother, Jean Jagielski, and her sister, Kathy Christ.

Susan was born on September 27, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois to her parents, Jerome and Jean Jagielski. She graduated from The Academy of the Visitation in Dubuque, Iowa.

​Susan was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a successful business owner, an award-winning artist specializing in oil portraits. She had many creative outlets including diverse mediums and needlework. She was an avid gardner and spent endless hours cultivating various species of lillies and roses. Susan and her husband enjoyed their many drag racing and auto show events.

A Celebration of Life gathering for Susan will be held on Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM along with a prayer service to begin at 11:00 AM that morning, with Rev. Tim Seigel officiating at Willow Funeral Home & Cremation Care 1415 W. Algonquin Rd., (one mile east of Randall Rd,) Algonquin/Lake in the Hills.

Flowers are welcomed to be sent to the visitation at Willow Funeral home or if desired, donations may be made to The American Brain Foundation by visiting www.americanbrainfoundation.org 

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Mary DiDomenico

June 23, 2021 11:10 PM

Suzy is my sister. Life with Sue was always interesting. Some comical things I would like to share. First Sue was 9 years older than me and she looked like a Barbie doll to me. She looked pretty all the time... ok well there were times...
There was the time she put straight bleach on her hair, left it in for about an hour. We were in the downstairs bathroom and when she took the towel off her head and removed the plastic shower cap her hair was every between white and raspberry swirl. Cool as a cucumber Sue calmly put the towel on her head a d went upstairs to show mom. Jean gave one of her inhales three only Jean could do and got Elaine Einsweiler on the phone. (Elaine used to do hair) so off we go to Galena where Elaine had to do a color correction and chewed sue’s ass while she told her repeatedly she was lucky she H-D any hair on her head at all...

Sue would also buy peg leg jeans and sit in a tub of cold water in the jeans and let the jeans dry on her. This ensures that they fit skin tight. Ok so this was the problem. When she finally took them off and could breathe getting them back on was an issue. So Sue would lay on her back with her legs bent at the knee dangling off the end of the bed. I would sit on sues stomach and had one of those big diaper pins in the hole of the zipper pull and and Sue would pull the two sides of the jeans together and I would the zipper closed.....seriously.

So Kathy and Sue were arguing and Gramdma Becker Hadbought French provincial furniture for them for the bedroom. Kathy must have been working and mom told Sue to clean the bedroom. Sue put tape down the middle of the room and cleaned half the floor, half the dresser etc. oh yeah Jean was having none of it but it w as always interesting.

So at Christmastime Kathy and Suzy would sneak out the basement door and haul boxes of presents to the front door through the snow bang on the door and ring sleigh bells. John and I would kill each other getting to the door. We would be screaming Santa clause came mom Santa clause and we would be throwing packages in the house. Well then we were on guard and we made it to the door and saw a red coat go around the corner.....
Mom we saw Santa Claus we saw Santa clause mom we saw Santa Claus....!!!!!!! We saw his coat l we saw his coat!

They had to be Laughimg in bed that night laughing their asses off.

I know I’m laughing while I’m writing it.!

Patricia Tadda

June 24, 2021 8:17 PM

Sue was my sister-in-law.  She was a beautiful warm caring person who loved her family deeply.  She did a charcoal portrait of my son Ronnie which hangs in my house at this moment.  She will always be remembered and she was lucky to have the wonderful family who loved and cared for her each day.  Rest in quiet peace Sue you will be missed by many.  

John J Jagielski

June 23, 2021 6:44 PM

From Donna, John and Becky Jagielski
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June 22, 2021 12:33 PM

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