Alice Rydz

Alice Joan Rydz (nee Hawes), formerly of the Wexford area, passed away May 31, 2022. Funeral services will be held at St. Matthew’s Church in Schaumburg, IL Tuesday, June 28 at 10 a.m., gathering at 9:30 a.m. followed by a graveside service at Abraham Lincoln Cemetery in Elwood, IL at 1 p.m.

Alice was born October 12, 1935 in Wexford to John Hawes and Ellen Conway Hawes. She married Robert S. Rydz June 7, 1958.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Robert; her brother, Gerald Hawes; her sister, Sister Therese Marie Hawes, PBVM; and a granddaughter, Nicole Nordlander.

She is survived by three brothers, Msgr. Cletus Hawes, Father Donald Hawes and Cyril Hawes; and her daughters and their partners, Cheryl Nordlander (Mickey Salerno), Valerie (Jeff Foster) and Michelle Rydz (Paul Sum). She was a proud grandmother of eight and great-grandmother to three. She greatly loved her many cousins, nieces and nephews, and friends.

Should you wish to make a remembrance, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to Presentation Sister’s Bolivia Mission at or the American Cancer Society.