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Rosemary Friel

November 4, 1929 - February 23, 2018

    February 28, 2018 | 9:00 - 11:00 A.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • February 28, 2018 | 11:00 A.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Burial Location
    St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine, Illinois

Rosemary Friel nee Sheahan long time resident of Arrington Heights and Grayslake, passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on Friday February 23, 2018.  She was born in Chicago, IL to Kathrine (Maloney) and Walter Sheahan. She married Thomas F. Friel on February 23, 1952 in Chicago. Rosemary was a graduate of Notre Dame High School for girls in Chicago and excelled on the basket ball court. “Rose” was also well known for her caring manner, razor sharp wit and dry sense of humor. She was quick to laugh and quicker to sing any Irish song as well as “Second Hand Rose”. She made a living as a Homemaker, and Executive Secretary.

She is survived by her children Theresa (Randy) Hayes, Martin Friel, Frank Friel, Thomas (Kelly) Friel and Kathlyn (Dennis) Cullen. She will also be remembered by her grandchildren Martin (Susie) Hayes, Molly Hayes, Martin (Jena) Friel, Thomas Friel, Patrick (Lauren) Friel, Mary Friel, Benjamin Cullen, Samuel (Trudy) Cullen, Joseph (Zoe) Cullen, Jack Cullen, Catherine Cullen and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 9-11:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Yurs Funeral Home 405 E. Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois 60174. Funeral Services will follow the visitation at 11:00 A.M. at Yurs Funeral Home. Burial will be at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine, Illinois.

To leave an online condolence for the family, visit the funeral home’s obituary page at For more information, please call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, 630-584-0060.


Douglas A Mitchell from Saint David, AZ

"I want to send the Friel Family my condolences on the passing of your mom, grandma & great grandma Rosemary Friel. She was real sweet and kind lady, She would stop in at our store just to say hi to the Mitchell boys. I know she will be missed!"

Johnnie Mitchell from Morton Grove, IL

"Tom, so sorry to hear about your mother passing away, my condolence to you and your family. Johnnie Mitchell"

Deneen and Bob Komarek from St. Charles, IL

"Bob and I are so sorry for your loss. We didn't get a chance to really get too know Rose until recently. She was a wonderfully spunky lady and it was fun to get to know her. She will be truly missed!!"

Susan Perkins Lewis from Columbus, OH

"I am very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Katie, I am sending up prayers for comfort for you and your family!"

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