DePaul University Newsline > Sections > Life Events > In memoriam: Jean Marie Loiacono, mother of College of Science and Health's Karen Loiacono
By Division of Mission and Ministry /
February 17, 2023 /
Posted in: LIFE EVENTS /
Jean Marie Loiacono, the mother of Karen Loiacono, the senior administrative assistant in the College of Science and Health, passed away Feb. 5 at the age of 88.
Loiacono earned a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1956 from Mundelein College. She joined Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic School in Arlington Heights as a grade school teacher, where she worked for 35 years and she was a parishioner since 1959. Jean balanced raising a family with her teaching career. She impacted the lives of more than 1,000 students across generations and was a staunch advocate for Catholic education.
Loiacono's survivors include her seven children, Karen Loiacono, Annette Cerami, Michael (Rose) Loiacono, John Loiacono, Mary Jean Cieniawa, Carol (Jerry) Mullen and James (Denise) Loiacono; twelve grandchilden; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Feb. 10 and 11. Condolences may be