Anne Condron Fesco, 87, of LaSalle, IL, went to her eternal reward on Jan. 4, 2019 surrounded by her family.

Anne was born on July 10, 1931 in Ottawa, IL, to Dalton and Ruth (Murray) Condron. She graduated from St. Francis School of Nursing in Peoria. She met her husband, Edward Fesco, when she was a nurse at Northwestern University Medical School Clinic where he was an intern. Anne and Ed were married at St. Columba Church in Ottawa on May 26, 1956.

Anne and Ed settled in LaSalle in 1964 and soon after purchased a log cabin on Fish Lake in Hancock from their LaSalle neighbors, the Hybke family. Anne cherished her time at the cabin with family and friends. She charmed all she met with her Irish friendliness. All were welcome at the Fesco’s.

Her love extended beyond her immediate family to many other valued friendships that grew during summers at the cabin. Close, life-long friendships included the Hybkes, Stahls, Thompsons, Sinurs, Walshes, Pete and Diane Beyer, Madeline Mauro, and Dale and Dixie Spees. All were present for Anne and Ed’s 50th Anniversary celebration held at the cabin.

Anne was a wonderful cook, with her pot roast, coffee cake, and sticky buns being favorites of all the family. The famous “Irish” spaghetti sauce continues to be served up every July at the family’s annual spaghetti dinner at their Fish Lake cabin. She loved swimming, sewing, and playing cards, especially bridge with her daughters, and dear friends Betty and Marilyn.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Edward Fesco, and their children; Eileen Fesco of Marseilles, John, Nora, Carol, and Beth Fesco of LaSalle; her grandsons, Michael (Elizabeth) Williams, Carlo Ballerine, and Darren and Corey Fesco; one great grandson, Kayden Williams; and one brother, Edward Condron.

She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter Mary Williams.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick’s Church in LaSalle on Thursday, Jan. 10, officiated by Father Gregory Jarzombek, OSB of St. Bede Abbey.


Memorials may be directed to Horizon House of Illinois Valley, Inc. and St. Patrick’s Church. Online condolences may be viewed, and remembrances shared at

Hurst Funeral Home in LaSalle handled the arrangements.