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Naperville grieves loss of former mayor's wife

Naperville grieves loss of former mayor's wife

Family and friends this week were mourning the death of Pat Pradel, wife of Naperville's longest-serving mayor. Married for 55 years to A. George Pradel, currently the city's mayor emeritus, Pat Pradel died Saturday morning at Edward Hospital in Naperville at age 75, from complications arising from her long battle with cancer. "She's up in heaven, and she told the doctor she wasn't afraid to die. She knew where she was going," George Pradel said Monday afternoon. "She was such a blessing to me, and I have comfort with my kids that she's not hurting anymore." Born Patricia C. Burke on May 7, 1940, in Chicago, Pat Pradel met her future husband...

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