Barbara Ann Urgo (nee Cralick) passed away on December 8th 2019. She was born on July 5th, 1936 the daughter of William and Mary Cralick in Brooklyn, N.Y. Barbara attended St. Rose of Lima grammar school and graduated from Saint Savior High School. She worked at Union Carbide in Manhattan for a few years before marrying her childhood sweetheart, Robert F. Urgo who was in the United States Airforce based in Okinawa Japan. Barbara joined him in Okinawa for 3 years and from this experience developed a love of travel that lasted her lifetime. Barbara and her husband moved to Chicago in 1969 and raised three children in Glen Ellyn. In addition to raising a family, Barbara attended Rosary College in Oak Park/River Forest and graduated with a degree in education. She put this degree to good use over a span of 25 years. She taught at Trinity High School in River Forest, St. Alexander school in Villa Park, ending her career as a reading specialist at Lincoln elementary school in Glen Ellyn.
Barbara was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend to many. She always made time for others especially her eight grandchildren whom she loved dearly. Barbara was an avid reader and voraciously read anything related to WW II which left a lasting impression on her as a child growing up during that time. She enjoyed nothing more than to browse for books at the library and served on the Glen Ellyn Library Board for a number of years.Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Robert and her sister Mary Gaughan of New York. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Carolyn Urgo of Potomac, MD., her sons Robert Urgo, Jr. (Robin), Christopher Urgo (Katherine), and daughter Caroline Compall (John) and grandchildren Robert (Patricia) ,Kristyn, Jessica, Melissa, Nic, Ben, Cameron, and Christine.
A wake will be held at Leonard Memorial Home 565 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn 4-8 pm on Tuesday December 17. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 am on Weds Dec 18th at St Petronille Church 420 Glenwood Ave, Glen Ellyn. In lieu of Flowers donations may be made to the Les Turner ALS foundation in honor of her late husband.
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