Jacquette, Mari-Jo Age 47, of Waukegan, IL passed away unexpectedly on April 16, 2013. She was born on June 17, 1965. She was married on August 12, 1988 to Thomas (TJ) Jacquette at the Old St. Patrick's Church in Wadsworth, IL. She is survived by her husband, Thomas; her sons, Frank Matthew, and Walter Joseph, and her canine companion, Tessie. She is also survived by her extended family. She is preceded in death by her father, Walter J. Bukantis; her mother, Betty Mae Bukantis (nee Fischer), and her great-niece, Rebecca Boice. Mari-Jo Jacquette attended Marquette University Law School and graduated in 1995, Cum Laude. She was admitted to the Bar in 1995 and practiced family law in Waukegan. She was a member of the Lake County, Illinois and Wisconsin State Bar Associations. She was a member of the Family Law Section of the Lake County Bar Association, a member of the Judicial Selection and Retention Committee of the Lake County Bar Association and past treasurer and president of the Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County. She worked passionately representing children and protecting their rights. Mari-Jo also belonged to the Lithuanian Historical Cultural Society located in Chicago, Illinois and was proud of her heritage. She enjoyed spending time hunting mushrooms, picking berries, and fishing at her Wisconsin home with her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations or memorials to St. Raphael the Arc Angel Church in Millburn, IL, Prairie State Legal Services or a Safe Place. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 22, 2013, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a funeral service at 7:30 p.m. at Marsh Funeral Home.
Published in News Sun from Apr. 19 to Apr. 25, 2013