Welcome to the memorial page for

Mary Jo (Tanguy) Nugent

November 9, 1961 ~ September 4, 2017 (age 55)

Mary Jo Nugent

Age 55 of Wilmington, passed away peacefully, Monday evening, September 4, 2017 at her home.

Born November 9, 1961 in Logansport, Indiana, Mary Josephine is a daughter of DeDe (Lang) Tanguy of Logansport and the late Victor Tanguy. She was raised and educated in Logansport, and went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University. On September 13, 1986, Mary Jo married Ray Nugent. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Wilton Center.

Mary Jo’s career was in law enforcement, and she retired as a Sergeant from Oak Brook Police Department in 2014, following 27 years of dedicated service.

She had a love of horses, and always enjoyed being with friends. Mary Jo will be remembered for her kind heart, warm smile and zest for life.  

Survivors include her husband Ray; mother DeDe Tanguy; siblings: Gretchen (Keith) Morgan of Greenwood, Indiana, Lindy (Walt) Deeter of Walton, Indiana, Polly (Brad) Shilling of Logansport, Indiana, Duke Tanguy of Plymouth, Indiana and Kate (Jim) Herr of Arcadia, Indiana; her uncle Robert F. “Bud” (Inez) Lang of Poway, California; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Rose (Joe) May of Oak Lawn, Bob Nugent of Bridgeview, Bill Nugent of Wisconsin, Dorothy (Keith) Jones of St. Charles, Pat (Rich) Whitaker of Batavia, Tom Nugent of Mundelein, Marilyn (Ed) Fey of Orland Park and Louise Nugent of Chicago Ridge, and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as countless friends.

Mary Jo was preceded in death by her father Victor Tanguy.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation and celebration of Mary Jo’s life on Monday, September 11, 2017 between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington.

Funeral services will be held in Mary Jo’s hometown of Logansport, Indiana at a later date.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Mary Jo’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 (www.stjude.org)

Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs or share Mary Jo’s memorial page on social media by logging onto: www.BaskervilleFuneral.com

Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)

 Service Information

Memorial Visitation
September 11, 2017

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Homes
700 East Kahler Road
Wilmington, IL 60481

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