Catherine M. Novak (nee Joyce), 95, of North Riverside, died on Aug. 10, 2016. 

She is survived by her children, David A. (Carolann), Thomas J. (friend Dianne Patterson) and Joyce A.; her grandchildren, Daniel J. (Samantha), Nic (Jennifer) and Joy Novak (fiancé Amber); and her great-grandchildren, Nic Jr., Matthew, Storey, Nolan, Kathryn and Cooper.  

Ms. Novak was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Novak; her son, John R., Novak Jr.; and her brother, Thomas (late Florence) Joyce. 

A funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 15 at Mater Christi Church in North Riverside, followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. 

Arrangements were handled by Riverside Funeral Directors, Kenneth D. Kuratko, director.