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Mary S. Nolan

October 26, 1931 ~ November 26, 2019 (age 88)


Mary S. Nolan, former office manager of the C. G. Jung Institute of Evanston and mother of six, died in hospice Monday, November 25, 2019 after living with multiple myeloma for several years. She was 88. Mary was born to Albert and Helen, nee McCarthy, Schweitzer on October 26, 1931 at Mercy Hospital in Chicago and was raised in Berwyn and Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. She attended Nazareth Academy and Immaculata High School before graduating from Mundelein College with honors. Later she moved to New York, living in Brooklyn with roommates and hosting memorable parties while working in publishing, first at Trailer Topics Magazine and then at McGraw-Hill. She worked briefly for the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, founded to combat organized crime on the waterfront, during which she was instructed to tail a suspect with another employee. They lost the suspect, which she always claimed was her partner’s fault. Mary met her husband John Nolan in New York City and married him in 1960 at St. Jerome Church in Chicago. John and Mary had three children in New York City, returning to Chicago in 1965 to raise a family that grew to six children. Mary was active in local politics and numerous community organizations. She held leadership roles on the Rogers Park Community Council and helped found the Howard Area Community Center, under whose auspices she managed a summer camp for low-income children. She returned to paid employment as office manager of the C. G. Jung Institute in 1978 where she remained until her retirement in 2001. She is survived by her children: Sarah (Albert) of Washington D.C., Anne (Alan) of Chicago, Peter (Kristi) of Encinitas, CA, Monica (Julie Ann) of San Francisco, Sean (Stephanie) of New York City, and Matthew of Chicago; and by six grandchildren: Cyrus Nolan, Kira Nolan, Olivia Spindle, Keith Spindle, Tommy Nolan, and Ava Nolan. She is predeceased by her husband of 56 years, John Nolan, her brother Robert Schweitzer, and sister Ruth Schweitzer. A Memorial Service will be held at Sheil Chapel, 2110 Sheridan Road in Evanston on Saturday, November 30th at 10:00 a.m. Private interment, All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. Arrangements entrusted to Evanston Funeral & Cremation, Roland F. Weis director. Info 847 866-8843, condolence and guestbook at

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Funeral Service
November 30, 2019

10:00 AM
Sheil Catholic Center
2110 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201

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