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Rita Orlandino

Visitation Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021
Visitation Time: 3:00-9:00 p.m.
Funeral Date: Friday, July 16th, 2021
Funeral Time: 10:00 am
Place of Funeral: St. Walter Church
Funeral Notes: Prayers and final viewing at 9:00 a.m. on Friday morning at the Funeral Home.
Interment: Queen of Heaven Cemetery

Rita Orlandino (nee Cribari); Beloved Wife of the late Robert Orlandino;
Devoted Mother of Vittorio (Kathleen) Orlandino, Tina (Gary) Rehor and the late Bobby;Loving Daughter of the late Giuseppe and Adelina Cribari; Dear Sister of the late Maria Cribari, Frances (the late Mike) Ruffolo, Carmela Battaglia, Lena Mirandola and Ralph (Anna) Cribari; Dear Grandmother of Michael (Peggy) Orlandino, Angela (Thomas) Lenahan, Steven (Megan) Orlandino, Kimberly Blachuciak, Daniel (Taylor) Rehor and Kevin (Nicolette) Orlandino; Dearest and Most Special Nana of Penny and Jack Orlandino, Ryan, Mackenzie and Molly Lenahan, Isla, Beckett, Nolan and Caleb Orlandino, Scarlett, Evelyn and Damien Blachuciak and Baker and Graham Rehor;
Dearest Aunt to many nephews and nieces.
Rita’s passions were her Roman Catholic faith and her family. She loved to cook and “feed the people”. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren especially loved her signature sprinkle cookies AND her meatballs. Rita had many friends. Post retirement she loved to travel with her family and friends. She played poker (for very low stakes) every Friday night with her close friends. She was a member of the Melrose Park Italian Club and the Bloomingdale Township Seniors. She also enjoyed many Roselle Park District activities. Rita had a green thumb and she enjoyed helping her children plant their gardens and flowers each year. Rita was born and raised in the town of Gesuiti in Calabria, Italy, and came to the Chicago area via Toronto at age 17; she married Robert shortly after arriving from Italy.

The funeral will be on Friday, July 16, 2021. It will leave from Salerno’s Rosedale Chapels, 450 W. Lake St, Roselle, 60172 (3/4 Miles West of Bloomingdale/Roselle Road) to St. Walter Church in Roselle. Mass will be at 10:00 AM.

Burial will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 15 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. For Info (630) 889-1700 or www.salernofuneralhomes.com

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are appreciated.

Funeral Home

Salerno's Rosedale Chapels

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

Church Details

St. Walter Church

Phone: (630) 894-2461
Address: 130 W Pine St Roselle Illinois, 60172
Website: stwalterchurch.com
Service Date: July 16th 2021
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:
M.Terri Guido Murphy

Posted on:
Sunday, July 18, 2021

Dear Orlandino and Cribari Families: Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. I have sent a series of Novena masses to sister Francie for Rita. So very sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person. With love, Terri Guido Murphy

Posted by:
Mary Mascitelli nee Savio

Posted on:
Friday, July 16, 2021

Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of this beautiful woman. I haven’t seen her in years but fondly remember her as being a gentle, kind and living woman. May she Rest In Peace. Mary & Joe Mascitelli Daughter of Giulio & Lina Savio

Posted by:
Sylvana Menolascino

Posted on:
Thursday, July 15, 2021

One of the nicest ladies I know, and the patience of a saint to babysit me as a toddler. You will be missed Rita! Love always Sylvana

Posted by:
Becky Crocilla

Posted on:
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to the family.

Posted by:
Carol Galat

Posted on:
Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Godspeed my Dear Friend Rita, Words fall short on expressing my sorrow, condolences to your loving family.