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Mary Gagliano

Visitation Date: Thursday, August 9, 2018
Visitation Time: 3:00-8:00 p.m.
Funeral Home: Salerno's Rosedale Chapels
Place of Funeral: Church of the Holy Spirit
Funeral Notes: Family and friends are asked to gather AT CHURCH Friday at 9:30 a.m.
Interment: Queen of Heaven Cemetery

Mary Gagliano, nee Bondi, age 97, of Schaumburg, found peace on August 7, 2018 while surrounded by her family, friends and caregivers. Beloved wife of the late Dominic; loving mother of Joseph (Kathleen), Thomas (Rita), Dominic (Mariyan), John (Beth) and James; cherished grandmother of 10 and great grandmother of 12; dearest sister of the late Joseph (the late Kay) Bondi and stepsister of Frank (Nancy) and Paul (Mary) Alongi; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Mary will always be remembered for her amazing cooking and baking, especially her lemon cookies, biscotti and chocolate spice cookies. She loved to collect recipes, cutting them out from newspapers, magazines and any other possible place where a recipe might be found. One could find a saved recipe in any nook or cranny of her home including under the kitchen placemats. In her younger years, Mary enjoyed sewing. She loved the casino, mostly playing the slot machines and was a skilled Keno player, a game she greatly enjoyed. Mary was extremely social and was adored by everyone she knew and met. So much so, that even the nurses she befriended along her journey continued to visit her at other facilities as her healthcare needs transitioned. Mary never wavered in her extraordinary faith and never wasted an opportunity to use her considerable wit. She was an undeniable force as a woman, wholly dedicated to the joy of family life and generously shared her secret to a long life: Be kind and live one day at a time.

Visitation Thursday, August 9th, 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Salerno’s Rosedale Chapels, 450 W. Lake St., Roselle. Friends and family will meet at Church of the Holy Spirit, 1451 Bode Rd., Schaumburg on Friday, August 10th from 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mary’s favorite charity in her memory, Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607 or www.mercyhome.org. Info., 630-889-1700 or www.salernofuneralhomes.com.

Funeral Home

Salerno's Rosedale Chapels

Phone: (630) 889-1700
Address: 450 W. Lake Street Roselle IL, 60172

Church Details

Church of the Holy Spirit

Address: 1451 Bode Rd Schaumburg Illinois, 60194
Service Date: August 10th 2018
Funeral Time: 10:00 am

Interment Details

Queen of Heaven Cemetery

Phone: (708) 449-8300
Address: 1400 S Wolf Rd. Hillside IL , 60162


Posted by:
Rose Vasquez

Posted on:
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Aunt Mary was a wonderful person . She was very caring and very lovable always there to help anyone. Now she is in heaven with her husband my Uncle Dominick and her parents and family. She is dancing and will always watch from up in heaven to below to her children and grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is now in peace. My condolences to my cousin and family. May you Rest In Peace Aunt Mary

Posted by:
Rosaria Sassolino

Posted on:
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Loving thoughts and prayers for Mary. Her Loving Family. A wonderful woman to be remembered always. GOD Speed Mary

Posted by:
Barbara Meddy

Posted on:
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Joe, I'm sorry for your loss I never knew your mom but the stories I've heard tell me she was a wonderful lady. And you were a wonderful son to her, always there for her. You have many great memories to keep you company until you meet again. I know she is dancing with the ones that went before as I write this. Lu

Posted by:
Sal & Sharon Siciliano

Posted on:
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Aunt Mary was a great lady and a great aunt. we all loved her and admire her as well as Uncle Dominick and our deeply sorry for her passing. We are certain that if a person passes and goes to heaven SHE WILL BE ONE OF THEM!! My condolences to my cousins and their family.

Posted by:
Joseph Siciliano

Posted on:
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

R.I.P Aunt Mary, and give love to all above.