Mary L. Lambert (nee Guidorini) passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 16, 2022 in Aurora at the age of 80. She was born in Spring Valley IL., June 28, 1942, the oldest child of John and Artemise (Mazzetti) Guidorini. She graduated from Hall High School in Spring Valley IL. Mary earned her BA in Psychology at Aurora University and her MS in Counselling Psychology from Illinois Benedictine University.
Pursuing her desire to help others, Mary worked for many years at the Community Counselling Center of the Fox Valley area in Aurora IL as a Therapist, Director of Human Recourses and Director of Mental Health Services/Director of Clinical Services. Mary deeply enjoyed working with her clients and took special pride in helping people in need. Mary also worked in similar capacities with the Ben Gordon Center in DeKalb and Healy and Associates in Joliet. Mary also worked in this capacity for several years in the Albuquerque New Mexico area. Prior to this, she worked in Human resources for Burns International Security and worked for many years as an assistant to the Director of the Management Development Center at Aurora University where she helped to launch evening academic programs for working adults in management roles from local corporations, municipalities, police and fire departments. It was during this time that she met the man who would become her husband, Todd.
Retiring in 2011, Mary and Todd’s days were full; traveling to Italy, shows at the Steppenwolf Theatre, dinners with family and friends and enjoying the teachings and fellowship at the Theosophical Society. Mary had a deep love of poetry, both reading it and writing it, having published several pieces in poetry periodicals and it was her dream to eventually publish a book of poetry. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and her grandchildren.
Mary is survived by her son, John (Cindy) Lambert of Oswego IL; step-daughter, Leslie (Bill) Wanner of Redwood City, CA; step-son, Todd A. (Karyn) Lambert of Kalamazoo, MI; 2 sisters, Joyce (Gregg) Loebach of Marseilles, IL and Debra (Jim) Leo of New Jersey; 3 grandchildren, Rebecca, Ryan and Stephen; 2 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Todd Lambert and her parents.
The family wishes to thank Divine Hospice, Yorkville IL, Alden Courts of Waterford, Bickford of Aurora and Bright Oaks of Aurora for their thoughtful and dignified care.
Family will be receiving guests from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 am, Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S Broadway, Montgomery, IL. Graveside Service will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Park II Hills of Rest in Joliet, IL. For directions or online guestbook visit www.dieterlememorialhome.com