Mary Salina Fox

Mar 2nd, 1925 - Jun 8th, 2019


Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church

Fri, Jun. 14th, 2019 9:00 AM ~ 11:00 AM


Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church

Fri, Jun. 14th, 2019 11:00 AM


San Carlo Cemetery

Fri, Jun. 14th, 2019 12:00 PM

Mary Salina Fox

Herrin- Mary Salina Fox, age 94, of Herrin, passed away at 9:50 A.M. on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Sunshine Gardens in Marion.

She was born March 2, 1925 in Herrin, IL to Mike and Angela (Vago) Morani.

She married John B. Salina on Nov. 14, 1953.  He preceded her in death on August 13, 1973.  She later married Lonnie Fox, Sr. on October 23, 1979. He preceded her in death on October 27, 1987. 

Mary is survived by a son, John Salina of Logan, IL; a daughter and son-in-law Angela and Paul Restivo of Marion, IL. Grandchildren: Bryan and spouse Jessica Salina of Benton, IL, Salina and spouse Travis Dunbar, of Marion, IL: Kevin and spouse Ashley Restivo of Imperial, Mo.

Great granddaughter Kennedy Salina of Benton, IL, great grandson Sawyer Dunbar of Marion, IL, and great granddaughter Dunbar of Marion to arrive in October.

Brother and sister-in-law Renald and Josephine Morani of Naples, FL.

Mary was employed at Herrin Hospital for 30 years, retiring as Director of Admitting. She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Schola Choir and Daughters of Mary. Mary was a volunteer at the Herrin Civic Center and the Herrin Hospital Auxiliary.

A memorial mass will be held at 11am on Friday, June 14, 2019 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin with Monsignor Ken Schaefer officiating.  Inurnment will follow at San Carlo Cemetery in Herrin. A time of visitation will be held from 9-11am on Friday, June 14, 2019 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.  Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin is assisting the family with final arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Building Fund.  For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

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8 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: James Dillard

    From: Columbia, Maryland

    Date: June 11, 2019

    Angela, Paul, and Marty,

    TJ and I are very sorry to learn of the passing of Mrs. Mary Salina Fox. What a wonderful and long life she enjoyed with a delightful family–full of love and devotion. I’m sure this is a difficult time for all of you. At the same time, a celebration of all she meant to you is certainly in order. Grieving the death of a loved one is never easy. It’s easier when the memories are SO terrific! Take care and may God bless. We are thankful to have you as friends.

    Jim and TJ

  • Guest: Janice Robinson

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: June 12, 2019

    Marty & Angela, I’m so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. I have thought of her so often, remembering the nice talks we had weekly when she got her hair done. I enjoyed being her hairdresser for several years & loved her dearly. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

  • Guest: Barbara and Henry Manfredini

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: June 12, 2019

    Marty and Angela,
    So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing, and we are especially sorry we will not be able to attend the service, as we will be out of town.

    Mary was a good friend to all. She was so pleasant.

    We will remember her in our prayers.

  • Guest: Patty Gray

    From: Benton, Illinois

    Date: June 12, 2019

    I am sorry for your loss; I know she was loved by you all and will be missed.
    Sincerely Patty Gray

  • Guest: Patty Gray

    From: Benton, Illinois

    Date: June 12, 2019

    So sorry for your loss.

    Sincerely,Patty Gray

  • Guest: Marie

    From: Jessup, Maryland

    Date: June 13, 2019

    My deepest sympathy for this most difficult time. Please find comfort in knowing that our Heavenly Father hears and is listening to your prayers for comfort and truly understands the depth of your grief and loss. “God is close to the brokenhearted; he saves those who are crushed in spirit.”—Psalm 34:18, 19. When on earth, Jesus himself cried when he saw the grief that his friends Martha and Mary experienced at the death of their brother, Lazarus. (John 11:35). Their pain moved him to resurrect Lazarus. Everyone was so joyful at having Lazarus back alive with them. Hopefully this example gives you assurance that he will also resurrect your Mother. Jesus talked about this hope in John 5:28, “… all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out.”

  • Guest: stella hammonds

    From: carterville, Illinois

    Date: June 14, 2019

    I enjoyed many years working with Mary and found her to be a truly kind lady. I was so proud that she asked me to attend her retirement party, to be among a select few was an honor. I always enjoyed seeing her after retirement, still at Herrin Hospital, she was a comfort for many there. Though this is a difficult time you surely have many wonderful memories of this nice lady.

  • Guest: Donna Marlow White

    From: murphysboro, Illinois

    Date: June 15, 2019


    Sorry for your loss. May God’s hands comfort you in the future.