Marion Jean Deary Mott, 87, of Chicago, Illinois, passed away Nov. 22, 2019, due to complications of Alzheimer’s.

A memorial service was held in Chicago on Nov. 23 at Wesley Place. The service was led by Chaplain Sarah Hillabrant, who ministered to Marion during the three and a half years that she lived at Covenant Home and Wesley Place.

On June 13, 2020 there will be an Episcopal funeral service at Church of the Resurrection in Oswego, New York, where several generations of Marion and Thomas Mott’s families worshipped. She was also married at the church, and her children were baptized there.

The funeral will be followed immediately by burial service at Oswego Town Rural Cemetery, where Marion’s mother, father, brother and many members of her family are buried.

Following the burial service, a reception will be held at Vona’s Restaurant, Oswego.

Marion was born Sept. 3, 1932, in Oswego, New York, to Louis and Henryett (Clayton) Deary. She married Thomas Mott in 1952 in Oswego.

Marion attended SUNY Oswego and SUNY Fredonia, enjoying classes in industrial arts and history. She worked as a real estate agent for Woodcock Realty and Vogt Realty in Fredonia and Dunkirk, New York. For 20 years, Marion was the office manager for University Food Systems, a family business in Chicago.

Marion is survived by her seven children, Douglas (Ellen Dowling), Chicago, Illinois; Jeffrey (Patricia), Lombard, Illinois; Richard (Gail Silver), Chicago; Philip (Ann) Evergreen, Colorado; Nancy, Chicago; Tracy (Jerry Switzer), West Linn, Oregon; Kathrine (Raul Frank) Brooklyn, New York; and her siblings: Joan Butler, Oswego; Nancy Cohen, Rochester, New York; and Richard Deary, Largo, Florida. She was a proud grandmother to Mark DiPierro, Alexander Mott, Taylor Mott, Michael Mott (Franci), Andrew Mott (Lauren), Sarah Mott, Lillian Frankowski, Morgan Frankowski and Zemme Frankowski.

Marion was predeceased by her parents and brother Terry Deary.

Throughout her life, Marion supported many causes and organizations, including those that promote education and early literacy, such as the Sue Duncan Children’s Center in Chicago; animal shelters such as Felines and Canines and PAWS; and civil rights organizations such as the ACLU. Marion and her family benefited greatly from the good works and kindness of the caring staff members at Chicago Methodist Senior Services, which operates Covenant Home and Wesley Place. In lieu of flowers, her family encourages friends to support these or similar organizations in her memory.