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Our Lady of the Angels (OLA) School Fire, December 1, 1958



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Jo Ann Ciolino
Room Age Birthdate Grade B/G/T
212 10 1948 5 Girl
Teacher
Sister Mary Clare Therese Champagne, BVM
Address
3825 W Chicago 
Family
Father: Sam Ciolino
Mother: Mary (Culotta) Ciolino
Sister: Sarah Ciolino
Brother: Steve Ciolino 
About Jo Ann
 
Interred: Queen of Heaven Entombment (Hillside, IL)
Memories of Jo Ann
I knew Jo Ann because my Aunt Mary Ciolino, my father's sister, was married to her father's brother, my Uncle Jim Ciolino. I used to play together with her and her sister Sarah at my aunt's house. I remember her as a sweet, kind and very smart child. Her sister Sarah and I were the same age. She was two years older. I remember having a lot of fun playing with them. I remember seeing them a few weeks before the fire; she was talking about making her Conformation. She was excited about it. After the fire, my mother told me what happened to Jo Ann but I don't think I realized until I saw Sarah and not Jo Ann at my aunt's house. I remember feeling very sad for Sarah.
    -- (Georgette Terracina Wadulak, Friend)