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Mary E Aitken

October 19, 1920 May 19, 2012
Mary E Aitken
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Mary E. Aitken, 91, a resident of West Peoria for more than 59 years, passed away at OSF St. Francis Medical Center on May 19, 2012 at 1:54 a.m. She was born October 19, 1920 in Toluca, IL to Joseph and Antonia (Capranica) Agatucci. She married Willis (Woody) Aitken on July 5, 1947 at St. Patrick’s Church in Peoria. He died on May 21, 2008. She also was preceded in death by three sisters; Anna Coffey, Josephine and Florence Agatucci; and three infant brothers. She is survived by three sons, Joseph (Lisa) Aitken of Dallas, TX, Jon (Linda) Aitken of Morton, and Michael (Mary Hartman) Aitken of Peoria; one daughter, Beth (Randy) Arnold of Peoria; and one sister, Delores Smith of Peoria Heights; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mary retired from Caterpillar Tractor Co. in 1983. She was a member of the St. Francis Auxiliary, Caterpillar Retirees Club, Catholic Women’s League, Knights of Columbus 55 Plus Club, Detweiller Ladies Golf and Neighborhood House. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday May 22, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Peoria. Franciscan Fathers officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services at the church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in West Peoria. Memorials contributions may be made to American Heart Association. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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