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Fredericka Mary Waugh

August 22, 1924 January 3, 2019
Fredericka Mary Waugh
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Obituary for Fredericka Mary Waugh

Fredericka Mary Waugh, 94, of Peoria, Illinois, was surrounded by her loving family as she went peacefully home to the Lord on Thursday, January 3, 2019.

Fredericka, better known as “Freddie”, was born on August 22, 1924 to Edward J. Dooley and Catherine (O’Gorman) Dooley. She married the love of her life, Joseph A. Waugh, on August 11, 1951. They were happily married for over 65 wonderful years. Their marriage often referred to by those around them as a love affair written in heaven.

Freddie leaves behind four daughters, Suzanne Waugh-Masurat, Mary Ann (Dave) Findlay, Barbara (Mark) Ruff, and Karen (Jim) Schwindenhammer all of Peoria; three sons, Joseph Jr. (Connie) Waugh, Timothy (Laura) Waugh, and John (Darcy) Waugh all of Peoria; two brothers-in-law, Phil Harney of Peoria and Fr. John Waugh of Wedron; one sister-in-law, Elizabeth Lehnhausen of Peoria. Freddie also had twelve wonderful grandchildren, Jennifer, Angela, Michelle, Alison, Leslie, Jack, Erin, Megan, Ashley, Danny, Joseph, and Natalie; as well as four great grandchildren, Aidan, Rowan, Logan, and Maximus.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Catherine Dooley; her six sisters, Emma, Mildred, Eileen, Mary, Rita, and Lucille; her four brothers, James, Richard, Edward, and Eugene; son-in-law, George Masaurat; great-granddaughter, Avery Schwindenhammer.

Freddie graduated from Academy of Our Lady in 1942. She went on to study at Brown’s Business School. During the next eight years, she worked at Caterpillar and Dooley Bros. She was proud of her accomplishments, but nothing compared to the pride she found in her next role in life as a wife and mother. In 1951, she married Joseph Waugh and they quickly started a family. Over the next seven years, they had seven wonderful children.

Freddie’s greatest priority in life was to love and serve the Lord, her husband, her family and her friends. She had a deep and enduring faith. Freddie and her family were active members of Holy Family Catholic Church for over fifty years. She was an active member of the congregation, participating in the Mary Martha Society and for fifteen years attending a weekly hour of adoration with her husband.

Freddie was known for her cooking, baking, impeccable sewing, tea parties with her grandchildren, signing birthday cards with someone else’s name, her love for shopping, and always having a smile on her face. She loved playing bridge, bowling, and golfing. Whether it was a family dinner or a party, she was always the last to leave. She found so much joy being around the people she loved and lived each day like it could be her last.

She loved being a wife and mother more than anything in the world, fully and selflessly giving herself to her family. She lived her life not looking for praise, thanks, or accolades from the outside world, but treasured seeing those around her happy, fulfilled and loved. She was extremely proud of her husband and her seven children. She was a shining example of living like Christ. She was selfless, kind, faithful, and loving. And, in the last years of her life, she was able to witness her children living by her selfless example. They all put their lives on hold to care for her, especially her four daughters, each using their greatest gifts to make her later years peaceful and perfect. They honored their father’s dying wish and kept her at home caring for her 24 hours a day. Their selflessness in her last two years was the embodiment of how Freddie lived her life serving others.

Family and friends have said, the world has lost a wonderful woman, a dear friend, and the pain of her passing is only softened by knowing God has welcomed her to his side forever.

Her family would like to thank everyone who helped care for Freddie over the last years, especially Ida, Terry, Sarah, Moe, Yvonne, Ella, Khara, Candy, Rachel, and Candace. They could not be more grateful for being able to keep her at home and the special connections she made with each and every one of you. As Freddie would say, “You’re a good one!”.

Fredericka’s life will be celebrated with a visitation Wednesday, January 9, 2019, from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Holy Family Catholic Church in Peoria, IL. Her funeral mass will be held Thursday, January 10, 2019, at 11:00am at the Holy Family Catholic Church with a visitation one hour prior to service. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Holy Family Church or Alzheimer’s Research.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

9

Jan

4:00 PM 1/9/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/9/2019 8:00:00 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church

3720 N Sterling Ave
Peoria, IL 61615

Holy Family Catholic Church
3720 N Sterling Ave Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Visitation

Thursday

10

Jan

10:00 AM 1/10/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/10/2019 11:00:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church

3720 N Sterling Ave
Peoria, IL 61615

Holy Family Catholic Church
3720 N Sterling Ave Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Thursday

10

Jan

11:00 AM 1/10/2019 11:00:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church

3720 N Sterling Ave
Peoria, IL 61615

Holy Family Catholic Church
3720 N Sterling Ave Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Holy Family Catholic Church

3720 N Sterling Ave
Peoria, IL 61615

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