Beverly A. Mullaney (nee Bakovich), 83, of Schererville, IN, formerly of Highland and the East Side of Chicago, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017, at the Community Hospital in Munster.
Beverly is survived by her husband of 61 years, Philip Mullaney of Schererville; children Mark (Nanette) Mullaney of South Bend, Paul (Kelly) Mullaney of Hammond, Carol (Brian McMorrow) Mullaney of South Bend, Eileen (Gilbert) Wieser of Schererville, and David (Lorri) Mullaney of Hobart; 16 grandchildren: Daniel (Stephanie), Michael, Mary and Stephen Mullaney and Kathryn (Peter) Shirley; John, Kevin (Marcella), Rose, James, Erin and Megan Mullaney; Matthew, Sarah and Brian Wieser; and Brendan and Colin Mullaney; sister Genevieve (late James) Kapshull of Chicago; and sister-in-law Joyce Mullaney of Schererville. Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, John and Margaret Bakovich, and sister Eleanore (late Francis) Riordan.
Friends are invited to visit with the family Thursday, November 9, 2017, from 3:00-8:00 p.m. (prayer service 5:15 p.m.) at ELMWOOD FUNERAL CHAPEL, 11300 W. 97th Lane (just west of U.S. 41), St. John, IN, and on Friday from 10:30-11:00 a.m. before funeral services at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 1 W. Wilhelm St., Schererville. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 10, 2017, at St. Michael Church with the Rev. Martin Dobrzynski officiating, and Rev. Edward Moszur and Rev. Dominic Bertino concelebrating. Burial immediately following at St. Michael Church Cemetery.
Beverly was a wonderfully dedicated wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend, strong in her faith and her commitment to family. Born December 4, 1933, in Chicago, she was raised in the city's East Side neighborhood and was a product of Catholic schools, graduating from Aquinas Dominican High School. Bev and Phil were such believers in and supporters of Catholic education that all five of their children attended Catholic schools at every level - grade school, high school and college. A homemaker as her children were growing, Beverly was fully engaged in her kids' school activities for many years.
After her children were older, Beverly even went to work in Catholic schools, serving in key administrative support roles at Bishop Noll Institute in Hammond for 11 years. For her service and dedication, she was inducted into BNI's Hall of Honor in 2008. Beverly had resigned her position in 1994 because her affliction with Essential Tremor began to make her job responsibilities difficult to fulfill. Beverly suffered from ET until her passing. Displaying her commitment to helping others, she established an Essential Tremor support group for Northwest Indiana residents suffering from the neurological condition.
Beverly was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Parish, the International Essential Tremor Foundation, the Munster-based chapter of the Mended Hearts Support Group, and the University of Notre Dame Sorin Society.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Beverly's name may be made to Bishop Noll Institute, 1519 Hoffman St., Hammond, IN 46327, or to the International Essential Tremor Foundation, P.O. Box 14005, Lenexa, KS, 66285-4005.
Online memorials can be made to Bishop Noll at www.bishopnoll.org/support-bni/donate-now or to the Essential Tremor Foundation at www.essentialtremor.org/donate. ELMWOOD FUNERAL CHAPEL in charge or arrangements, 219-365-3474.