Obituary for Julie A. Lalor
August 9, 1957 – June 26, 2023
Julie A. Lalor, age 65, of Racine, passed away peacefully in her home on June 26, 2023, surrounded by her loving family.
Julie was born in Racine on Aug. 9, 1957, the daughter of the late Ronald E. and Suzanne T. (nee: Geyer) Jones. She grew up on Villa Street and graduated from Walden High School, before going to work as a hairdresser at Smart Set Beauty Shop. Later, she returned to school to get her degree to teach Cosmetology at the Kenosha College of Cosmetology.
On Sept. 10, 1983, she was united in marriage to Linus C. Lalor, and in the following years, they were blessed with three boys. Julie left her professional career to become a full-time mom, caring for her children and maintaining a loving household. She had a deep passion for family history and antiquities. She and Linus were also well known for hosting parties, most notably the family’s 4th of July parties on St. Patrick Street. In her later years, she transitioned from mom to grandma and took great joy in spending time with her grandchildren.
In 2004, Julie was diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension which greatly affected the rest of her life. To seek treatment, she made regular trips to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Her frequent visits significantly contributed to the research and advancement in understanding of the illness. Despite making incredible progress with her ailment, she was diagnosed with cancer in March which she succumbed to. In her final months, she was surrounded by loved ones, living life to its fullest.
Julie is survived by her husband, Linus; children, Conor (Carole) Lalor, Colin (Keshia) Lalor, and Erin (Liesel) Lalor; grandchildren, Findlay, Emlynn, Gaia, and Rowan Lalor; brother David Jones; brother and sisters-in-law, David Lalor, Thayne Brown and Nancy Lalor; many loving nieces, nephews and friends too numerous to mention; and two special friends, Kathy Dulan and Vicki Thiery.
Along with her parents, Julie was preceded in death by her father and mother-in-law, Bernard & Elida (Sue) Lalor, sisters and brothers-in-law, Lynn Jones, Kathy and Lenny Werla, Patty Lalor, Lura Lalor, Dean Lalor, Clayton Lalor, and John Brown.
A memorial service celebrating Julie’s life will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2023, at the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home. Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Saturday from 2 until the time of service.
A Celebration of Julie’s life will follow the service at The Hickory Hall 5844 Douglas Ave., Racine, WI.
Obituary and photo courtesy of Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home.