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Frances Orellana


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Frances Orellana Obituary
Orellana, Frances "Della" (nee Valdez), age 95. Longtime resident of Garfield Ridge, retired after 45 years of dedicated service as a nurse at the Midway Clinic has died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. Beloved mother of Darlene (Patrick Halpin) Moorman and Camille (Mark) Matthis; loving "Glamma Gramma" to Carly (Matt) Morris, Courtney (Kevin) Schiller, Elizabeth Moorman, Brittany Whitehead, and Mark (Vanessa Salinas) Matthis; cherished great-grandmother of M.J., Fiona, Macy, Brynlee, Lia, Julian, and expected baby boy, Schiller; dear sister of Carmen Moran, Gilbert (the late Mary) Valdez, the late Otilio Valdez, the late Hope Valdez, and the late Angie (the late Richard) Carillo; fond friend to Phyllis and Chuck Schiller, Ginger Ferraro, and the late Theresa (the late Ike) Veloz. Della had exquisite taste in fashion, loved a good vodka tonic, travelling, shopping and dancing. She had cultivated many long-lasting friendships and will be dearly missed. Visitation Monday, January 7, 2019 at the Richard-Midway Funeral Home, 5749 Archer Ave. (corner of Lorel) from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., time of funeral prayers, preceding a 12 noon Mass at Our Lady of the Snows Church. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Research, ASPCA or PAWS would be appreciated. 773-767-1840 or www.richardmidwayfh.com.
Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Jan. 6, 2019
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