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Mary Jackson-Carty

Mary Veronica Jackson-Carty, 95, of West Point Township, Lodi, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at her home.

She was born in County Clare, Ireland, on Nov. 21, 1921, to the late Michael and Ellen (McMahon) McGrath. She immigrated to the United States by herself at the age of 17, and became a United States citizen in 1945. Mary married Harry Jackson in 1959 and later married Kevin Carty in 1972. She enjoyed her Irish heritage, had a devout Catholic faith, loved her family and worked hard every day of her life.

Mary is survived by her two children, Ellen (George) Lala of Lodi and Michael (Lynn Newman) Jackson of Prairie du Sac; three grandchildren, Christina (Robert Steffen) Lala, John (Stacey Hopwood) Lala, Rebecca (David Radtke) Lala; a great-grandson, Liam Radtke; a brother, Michael (Shirley Wheeler) McGrath; other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five siblings.

A celebration of her life will be held from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the Westpoint Township Ryan Park Pavilion, N2214 Rausch Road, Lodi.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at Skyline Memorial Park, 24800 S. Governors Highway, Monee, IL 60449.

Mary’s family would like to thank Home Health Hospice for their wonderful care.

Hooverson Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at