Laura A. Carolan, 43, of Riverside, died Sept. 16, 2022. 

Laura A. Carolan

A graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago and licensed C.P.A., Laura had a tremendous sense of justice, which she applied to her profession as a forensic accountant. As the director of accounting at Grant Thornton LLP, she was a dedicated team member from 2002 until 2016. A much loved and courageous woman of great intelligence, integrity and grace, Laura will be deeply missed and forever remembered.

Ms. Carolan was the wife of Patrick; the mother of Michael; the daughter of Christine and the late Joseph Malek; the sister of Joseph (Melinda) Malek; the daughter-in-law of Terry and Ann Carolan; the sister-in-law of Mary Beth (Jason) Canty and Cecilia Carolan; and an aunt to Emily and Joseph Jr. Malek, Elizabeth Carolan and Octavia and Josie Canty. She will be dearly missed by her aunt, Maria Moskalik and her cousin, Ada (Moskalik) Valaveris. 

Visitation is Friday, Sept. 23 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th Street just west of Harlem) from 4 to 9 p.m. Visitation on Saturday, Sept. 24 is from 8:30 a.m. until time of prayers at 9:15 a.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 126 Herrick Road, Riverside. Interment is at Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. 

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