Pamela J. McAleese

  • Born: February 18, 1934
  • Died: October 29, 2017
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Pamela J. McAleese, 83, of Sterling, died on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Regency Care.

She was born on February 18, 1934 in LaSalle to Ralph and Marie (Kapinski) O'Byrne. She married Ronald C. McAleese in 1955 at Morris, IL. He preceded her in death in 1996. She worked for Emerald Hill Golf Course for 15 years as a secretary and served as Sterling City Clerk for 14 years.

Surviving is her daughter Jill (Chuck) Price of Sterling; and a grandson, Connor. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother and a sister.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday from 5-7 PM at McDonald Funeral Home, 505 1st Avenue in Sterling. A memorial service will be at 10 AM Friday at the funeral home. A memorial has been established to Centennial Auditorium in her memory. To send condolences visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Jill, Chuck, Connor, and family:

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear Mom, mother-in-law, and grandmother. She was such a dear! I will always remember her big smile and her helping hands in the costume department as we prepared for theater productions over the years. I'm sure she's resting in peace in the arms of God, and interceding for all of us before the throne of God. You are remembered in daily prayer, as you give your loved one back to God.

With sympathy and prayers,
Sister Philomene Reiland CSJ

Posted by Sister Philomene REiland - STERLING, IL - Friend   November 04, 2017

We are so sorry for your loss. Aunt Pam was a dear lady. Our deepest sympathies to you -- especially Jill. We hope the cherished memories you have give you great comfort. Peace and love.

Posted by Ann Vogel (Reed) - Arlington Heights, IL - Family   November 01, 2017


"Lady P," Chuck, Connor and family,
My deepest sympathies go out to you. I will be thinking of you in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Tanner Mackey - Friend   November 01, 2017

I'm so sorry Jill, Chuck and Connor. Aunt Pam always seemed young and girlish to me, gracious and dignified but sweet and ready for fun. I think of her now, dancing with Uncle Ronnie again as my Mother looks on, clapping and laughing with Tommy and Jean and Grandma and Grandpa and all those gone before. What a great lady, what a great loss. Comfort and peace to all who loved her.

Posted by Bruch Reed - Chicago, IL - Family   October 31, 2017

Dear Jill and family. I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I pray God give you strength and peace through this difficult time. God bless.

Posted by Kathy Fischer - Sterling, IL - Friend   October 31, 2017