Jordan, Marie (nee Rispoli) 92, passed away December 8, 2012 in California. Loving mother of Joanne Curran and Rosemary; proud grandmother of Dawn, Angela, and Gina (Sean) Fraizer; treasured great-grandmother of 7; fond sister of Jerry (late Catherine) of California, Joseph (late Celeste) of Florida. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Anthony (late Anne) Frank (late Dorothy), Sabatino; and sisters, Rose and Emilia (Patrick) Doyle. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews and cousin to many. Mary was born on August 21, 1920 in Sassano, Italy and arrived at Ellis Island with her mother, Josephine and brother, Anthony on April 10, 1924. She was a longtime resident of Chicago until she moved to CA with family in 2002. She used the stage name Marie Jordan in the 40s and 50s and sang "Silver Dollar," "Magic Circle" and other wonderful songs in Chicago clubs. Services were held in California.
Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Mar. 14, 2013.