Born at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, on her parents' 5th wedding anniversary. Went to high school for 2-1/2 years; worked as a switchboard receptionist, assistant supervisor of the shipping department, a file and a stock clerk. On her 18th birthday, 24 September 1960 she married Casper Joseph Spalla "Chester" (16 April 1940- 28 February 1998) at Santa Maria Incornata Church where her parents were married exactly 23 years earlier. Beloved wife of the late Casper “Chester”; loving mother of Joseph (Miriam) and William; beloved daughter of the late William and Marie Mecarg (nee Vicario); fond daughter-in-law of the late Joseph and Sarah Spalla; fond grandmother of Nicole (Jeff) Morton, Jacquelyn, and Francesca Rose; great grandmother of Bella Rose and Jaxson; dear sister of Joanne (the late Angelo) DeFrancisco, Mary Lou (Ron) Skoraczewski, and William (the late Sharon) Mecarg; sister in law of Anthony (Bertha), Augusta (Joseph) Villa, Margaret, the late Mary (the late AL) Garfinkle, and Rosella Spalla. She is survived by loving nieces, nephews, and a host of long-time friends.
Visitation will be held on Friday; January 21st from 2:00 P.M. until 7:30 P.M. at Michael Coletta Sons Funeral Home 544 West 31st Street, Chicago. Chapel Service at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday followed by procession to St. Mary Cemetery for interment. For more info 312-225-8500.
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