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Mary DiTullio Ditto

September 7, 1932 April 22, 2019
Mary DiTullio Ditto
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Mary E. Ditto, age 86, of Rockford and Forest Park, IL. Died on April 22, 2019. Mary was the beloved mother of Frank (Julie), Anne Marie, Catherine (Clifford Walker) and the late Teresa Ditto; cherished “Drini” of Nicholas, Winifred and Elektra; sister of Dominic Anthony (Patti) DiTullio and the late Helen (the late Gene) Kohlhepp; fond aunt and cousin of many. Mary loved being a mother, grandmother and teacher. She began her teaching career in Downers Grove and Skokie, IL then taught for 33 years in the Rockford Public Schools; she was a founding member of the nationally recognized Teacher Development Center (Welsh TDC) in Rockford where she pioneered the Democratic Classroom.

She was a graduate of Rockford East High School, Northern Illinois University and received her master’s degree in Education from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Mary was a passionate bridge player. She loved walking, riding her bike in Door County, and doing Pilates.

Visitation 10 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m., Friday April 26 at St. Edmund Church, 188 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL. Private burial, Calvary Cemetery, Rockford, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations to: WSSRA (wssra.net) are appreciated.

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Visitation

Friday

26

Apr

10:00 AM 4/26/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/26/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Edmund Church

188 S. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302

St. Edmund Church
188 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Friday

26

Apr

11:00 AM 4/26/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Edmund Church

188 S. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302

St. Edmund Church
188 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

West Suburban Special Recreation Association

2915 Maple St.
Franklin Park, IL 60131
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