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Mary Sapienza - 75

Palatine, Illinois

Mary Sapienza nee Ellsworth. Age 75. Palatine resident, formerly of Park Forest. Graduate of Rich Central High School Class of 1965. Worked in Human Resources at Continental Bank and Northern Trust Bank until her retirement. Volunteer at Little City Foundation. Mary was a master gardener, cat lover and Casino slot player. Wife for 36 years of Frank Sapienza. Stepmother of Julie (Joseph) Schultz, Carrie (Eric Bales) Sapienza and Shawn (Jim) Whitney. Grandmother of Genise Schultz, Collin and Ethan Whitney. Daughter of the late Shirley nee Johnson and Everett “Slim” Ellsworth. Sister of the late Carol (Chris) Dinan. Aunt of many nieces and nephews. Friend of many.

Visitation will be held at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E Northwest Highway, Palatine on Thursday April 13, 2023, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Info 847-359-8020 and

Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th Street (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Friday April 14, 2023, from 10:30 am until time of funeral services 1:30 pm. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. Info 708-481-9230 and

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