Mary Alice D’Arcy nee DeSutter, MSW, LCSW, age 77, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on March 24th, 2020

Mary Alice D’Arcy, MSW, LCSW

Mary Alice D’Arcy of Lombard, IL died on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the Maple Glen Memory Care Community in Glen Ellyn, IL.

She was born on Jan. 4, 1943 in Chicago, IL and was the daughter of John Joseph and Loretta Marie (nee McMullin) DeSutter. Her siblings were: John R. “Jack” (died 1988), Carol (died at birth), and Francis (died from polio 1948).

A graduate of Loyola University, Chicago, social work was her calling in life.  She was a member of the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters for 20 years and held appointed and elected positions of leadership, such as Executive Director of Marian Park, Inc. in Wheaton, IL.

She worked at Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley for 35 years.  Beginning as a social worker, she became President and CEO for 15 years and devoted herself to assisting children with disabilities and their families.  She served on several boards of directors.

She is survived by her husband William (Bill) D’Arcy (married 1983); niece Julie (Kevin) Fry, nephew Michael (Laurel) DeSutter, niece Jennifer (John) Causey,   great nieces, great nephews, and many cousins.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, there will be no public viewing or services at this time.  A funeral visitation and memorial mass will be held at a later date to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley, 830 S. Addison Ave., Villa Park, IL 60181, and the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters, 26W171 Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL 60187.

Visit or call 800-629-0094 for information.


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. The Peace Hospice Team wishes to express our sincere condolences to Mary’s family and friends. We are honored that we could provide care and companionship to her and her family on her final journey. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  2. Gwen Upshaw says:

    I’d like to express my sincere condolences to Bill and the rest of Mary Alice’s family. She was such a special person and she cared deeply for everyone. I’m glad that I was able to work with her and get to know her…she had the best spirit and she’ll truly be missed. Sweet thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of bereavement.


  3. Rick and Debbie Shultz says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. We have fond memories of her and Bill. We are in Florida but our thoughts and prayers are with Bill and her family and friends. Gods peace.

    Rick and Debbie Shultz

  4. Kathy Fry says:

    Bill and family, our deepest condolences on the loss of Mary Alice. She was such an amazing person with such a beautiful spirit. It is a true honor to have known her. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May she rest in peace. God bless you all.

    Kathy, Guy and Katie

  5. Bev and Ron Eliason says:

    Our sympathy to Bill and Mary’s relatives. We were neighbors and always loved Mary Alice’s gentle soul. She was an amazing lady!

  6. Lisa Earley says:

    My deepest condolences to you, Bill. I am so sorry that you were unable to be surrounded by loving family and friends during a most difficult time. Peace and love to you.

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