Linda Marie Hassett-Novak, 59, of Winthrop Harbor, IL, passed away after battling cancer, on her birthday, Friday, October 27, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Waukegan, IL, on October 27, 1958, she was the daughter of James and Jacquelyn (Spika) Hassett. She graduated from Waukegan High School and remained a resident of Lake County throughout her life.
She retired from Illinois Bell after 20 years of service, and then went on to work with children at both St. Therese and All Saints Catholic Schools in Kenosha, WI, which was something that offered her tremendous joy.
Linda was a loving mother and wife. Her affinity for art was evident in her paintings, interior designs, and event decorations which she generously shared with family and friends. She loved music, fine art, concerts, dancing, and traveling, but her primary focus was her selfless and enduring dedication to helping others.
Surviving Linda is her loving and devoted husband, Joseph Novak; daughters, Angela Morrill, Miranda Novak, and Michelle Prater; son, David Seibert; grandchildren, Trysten Lanphear, Ava and Wyatt Morrill, Braylen, Cody, and Zac Prater, and Piper Mallaber; her parents, James and Jacquelyn Hassett; siblings, Barbara (Mark) Levedahl, Jean (Ken) Henry, Jane (David) Yarnall, Nancy (Robert) Flary, and James (Anne) Hassett. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
Preceding her in death is her older infant brother, James.
Visitation will be held at Proko Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 1st, from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church, 7307-40th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53142, on Thursday, November 2nd, at 11:00 a.m. Entombment will take place at Ascension Cemetery at a later date.
Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
Kenosha, WI, 53144
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