Gena McCarthy passed away on Monday, January 17, 2022 in Joliet.
She is survived by her children, Chris (Kim) McCarthy, Meagan (Bret) Olsen and Shannon (Joseph) Antinori; grandchildren Kate and Ally McCarthy and Griffin and Owen Olsen; and many friends.
Preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Terry McCarthy; parents, Josephine and Alvin Clapp; and aunts Rose Chauko, Catherine Chauko and Mary Novitski.
Gena was a lifelong Joliet resident and graduate of St. Francis Academy. She worked at Joliet Catholic Academy. Gena loved reading and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass will take place at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 21, 2022 at the Cathedral of St. Raymond, 604 N. Raynor Avenue in Joliet.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are appreciated.