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Lola J. Proulx - 93

Olympia Fields, Illinois

Lola J. Proulx nee Farley. Age 93. Longtime Olympia Fields resident formerly of Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood. Graduate of Mercy High School. Attended Marycrest College. Received her Bachelor’s of Education from Chicago Teachers College. Received her Master’s Degree of Education from Loyola University. Lola is a retired Special Education and Primary School Teacher from the Chicago Public Schools having taught at Thomas Brennan Grammar School, Van Vlissingen Grammar School, and Mount Greenwood Grammar School. Lola also was an active parishioner of Infant Jesus of Prague Church.  Wife for 57 years of the late Ernest Proulx. Daughter of the late Vivian nee Vincent and Jack Farley. Aunt, cousin, and friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th Street (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Friday March 3, 2023, from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Funeral Saturday March 4, 2023 9:15 am from funeral home to St Veronica (formerly Infant Jesus of Prague Church), Flossmoor. Mass 10:00 am. Private interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip. In lieu of flowers, memorial’s in Lola’s name can be made to Mercy House for Boys & Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL., 60607 or The Haiti Mission, helping empower Lospalis, c/o Father Edmund Aristil, St. John Neumann Parish, 17951 Dixie Hwy., Homewood, IL 60430. Info 708-481-9230 and


  • Cheryl Seanor-Beste

    on 02/25/23

    I will always have a special place in my heart for my dearest friend and devoted animal lover, Lola. We went on many animal rescues together to save and help those that we were able to, which were many!   My husband Les and Ernie and Lola and I had many fun times out at animal rescue benefits. And also at the big summer parties on our farm. I will miss  our phone conversations my friend. Will think of you when I'm out on a rescue. Love you always Lola. Fly Free!  Cheryl

  • sandra cramer

    on 02/27/23

    I too will remember her and all the rescues..... miss you already!

  • Sue Chambers and Lee Johnson

    on 02/28/23

    Lola was a wonderful friend and neighbor to my sister Georgianne DePasquale as well as myself during extended visits to Olympia Fields.  Her love for animals and her dedication to their welfare was reflected in her long term commitments to local communities in support of animal rescues. We will miss her love and compassion.

    Rest in Peace Lola,


    Sue Chambers & Lee Johnson

  • Arlene Deneen

    on 02/28/23

    Lola was much loved by the Deneen family and the closest to Jack as a sister. My prayers and Mass will be offered this weekend for her. ♥️
  • Lynne Huntley

    on 03/03/23

    Lola was dearly loved by many- I always admired Lola- Her grace, intelligence, warmth  and sincerity- Her life long leadership in the fight for Justice of the vulnerable, the voiceless ones. She and Ernie, her dear husband and rescue partner were a blessing to many on this Earth. We'll never forget you dear beautiful Lola.

  • Sally Westley

    on 03/03/23

    Lola was special. She and I shared many years with the Olympia Fields Woman's Club, volunteering and raising money for local charities. I admired Lola for her dedication to animal rescue even at great cost to herself. She was friendly and welcoming to all and she made her community a Berber place. She will be missed but I am happy to have had her as a friend. 

  • Eugene and Nancillle Broyls

    on 05/05/23

    Lola was a very wonderful person and a neighbor and a dedicated  member of the Sharp organization Olympia fields.
    We first made personal contact with Lola when when we gave her a blinking  light bulb to use in case of an emergency  Two days later Lola called and said the bulbs  work for Ernie had fallen while removing snow from the driveway. 
    There will be very few like people like Lola today.
    For years, Lola untiringly volunteered to serve as Olympia Field's  animal rescue  person for years. She remains an unsung heroine to may  for her unselfish services and love of animals, especially dogs
    We will miss Lola and may she now now rest in peace but never be forgotten

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