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



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Mary Virgilio
Room Age Birthdate Grade B/G/T
211 15 2/22/43 8 Girl
Teacher
Sister Mary Helaine O'Neill, BVM
Address
3418 W Chicago 
Family
Father: Pietro Virgilio
Mother: Graziella (De Pinto) Virgilio
Brothers: John, Tomas, Dominic and Michael Virgilio 
About Mary
Mary came to America from Bitritto, a small town in Italy, with her mother Graziella. She had four brothers who were already living in Chicago (John, Tomas, Dominic, and Mike). The brothers were living in a small apartment and, in order to make room for their mom and Mary, they bought a two flat on Chicago ave. Her mother passed away some years ago, but her brothers are still living. Mary was the youngest. 
Interred: Queen of Heaven Entombment (Hillside, IL)
Memories of Mary
I remember when Mary first came from Bari, Italy and she was in my classroom. I was assigned to work with her to help her learn the English language. Mary was a sweet and caring girl. She was older than us, I believe she was 15 when she died, and I remember her telling me that after she graduated 8th grade, she planned to go to Italy and get married.
    -- (Rosemary (Pisani) Bieker, Friend)
I am so sorry about what happened.
    -- (Stephon, Other)