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Barbara Cella Dinon

November 6, 1926 April 1, 2019
Barbara Cella Dinon
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Obituary for Barbara Cella Dinon

Barbara Cella Dinon, a resident of Villa St. Benedict in Lisle, IL and a former longtime resident of Naperville, IL, was born on November 6, 1926 in Oak Park, IL. She passed away peacefully on April 1, 2019, at Villa St. Benedict.

Barb is survived by her eight loving children: Catherine (Jerome), John (Diane), Paul (Jeannie), Mary, David (Kimberly), Michael (Diana), Peter (Karolyn), and Thomas (Catherine). She loved and delighted in her 24 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by first husband Paul (1968), and second husband Alfred (2017).

Barb was a woman of many accomplishments. Although her family was always her top priority, she had an abundance of friends and an active social life, including a special, spiritually-enriching “soup group.” She was also an accomplished professional in the Chicago banking community, spearheading and mentoring countless other young professional women through her tireless efforts on the board of the National Association of Banking Women. Her charitable works span her adult life, from the Christian Family Movement in the 1960s, to the League of Women Voters in the 1970s-1980s, and more recently, Naperville Cares, a local charity that provided programs in support of low-income families. Loaves and Fishes, the organization that acquired Naperville Cares, honored Barb and her husband Al with its First Annual Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.

A widow at age 41, Barbara raised 8 children, ages 17 down to 5 at the time of her husband’s death. Her positive, forward looking spirit instilled a “can do” attitude in all of her children. She lived a life of generosity, always doing what she could to help those around her. Barbara touched the lives of all she knew in big and small ways. While she will be missed terribly, she truly lives on in the lives of her children and grandchildren.

For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to Barb’s life, memorial donations may be made to Loaves and Fishes Community Services (, or Villa St. Benedict (

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 4, 4:00-8:00 PM at the Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. The Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 5, 10:30 AM at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 1215 Modaff Rd., Naperville. Inurnment will be at St. Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park, IL.

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Memorial Visitation




4:00 PM 4/4/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/4/2019 8:00:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 S. Mill St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial




10:30 AM 4/5/2019 10:30:00 AM
St. Raphael Catholic Church

1215 Modaff Road
Naperville, IL 60540

St. Raphael Catholic Church
1215 Modaff Road Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Mary Cemetery Final Resting Place

8700 S. Hamlin Ave.
Evergreen Park, IL 60805

8700 S. Hamlin Ave. Evergreen Park 60805 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Villa St. Benedict Foundation

1920 Maple Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532

Loaves and Fishes Community Services

1871 High Grove Lane
Naperville, IL 60540

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