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Mary L. Ortigara - 91

Chicago Ridge, IL

Mary L. Ortigara. Age 91. Longtime Chicago Ridge resident, formerly of Chicago’s Historic Pullman Neighborhood. Graduate of St Anthony Catholic Grammar School, St Willibrord’s High School and received her Bachelor’s of Arts in English from St Xavier College.  Mary was a partner and manager along with her brothers of Ortigara’s Musicville in Chicago Ridge. Mary lived her life inspired by her faith, family, work, and Italian heritage. Daughter of the late Anna nee Panozzo and Domenico Ortigara. Sister of Mario (late Cecilia) Ortigara, the late Bortolo and Benjamin (late Joan) Ortigara. Aunt of Anna Christine (John Lazaar) Ortigara, Michelle (Emil) Boucek, Michael (Cheryl) Ortigara, Deborah (Chuck) Barnes, Daniel Ortigara, Lisa (Joseph Crego) Ortigara, Anna (Gary Chensky) Ortigara, Joseph (Karen) Ortigara, David Ortigara, Mary (James) Smith and Margaret (Carl) Lindokken. Great aunt to many. Memorial Mass at Our Lady of the Ridge Church, 10811 S Ridgeland Ave, Chicago Ridge on Saturday November 12, 2022 at 10:00 AM. Interment private.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mary’s name to St. Xavier School of Music, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago, IL 60655, would be appreciated by the Ortigara Family.  For further service information contact Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home 708-481-9230 and

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