Tina Pattarozzi, age 100 of Highwood passed away Thurdsay, January 9, 2020 at her home peacefully with her family at her side. She was born September 5, 1919 in Sestola, Modena, Italy to the union of Paolo and Guiseppina (Galli) Gherardini. She immigrated to the United States in 1940 and returned to Sestola to marry the love of her life Riccardo Pattarozzi on April 26, 1948. Tina worked in the laundry business for many years in Wilmette. Her true pride in life was being a nonna and being a homemaker for her family, she enjoyed cooking, preparing Italian dishes and making pasta. She was a member of Saint James Church, Highwood, the Sacred Heart Guild of Saint James Church and many former local clubs.
Beloved wife of the late Riccardo. Loving mother of the late Richard and Nancy (Michael) Fiore. Fond nonna of Trisha (Aaron) Peaslee and the late Mark Smrtnik. Dear sister of the late Ione Ruelli. Cherished aunt of Lillian (John) Crispino, late Robert Ruelli, David (Karen) Ruelli and Steve (Donna) Ruelli and many great nieces and nephews.
Visitation Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 9:00 A.M. until time of funeral mass 10:00 A.M. at Saint James Church, 134 North Avenue, Highwood. Rev. Jo Andre Beltran, celebrant. Interment will follow at Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville, Illinois. In lieu of flowers contributions to Hope for Huntington’s, 220 High Street, Highwood, IL 60040 would be appreciated. For info: (847) 432-3878