Wednesday, December 19, 2007

sad news

Those of you who are familiar with the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society have probably met Mary Jo Doyle, founder and executive director of the organization. Her family and friends have my sympathy. She gave so much for the community.

Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. on Friday, 12/21/07 at John E. Maloney Funeral Home, 1359 W. Devon. The funeral mass will be held at Saint Margaret Mary Church, 2324 W. Chase on Saturday, 12/22/07 at 10 a.m.. At Mary Jo's request, please make donations to any of the organizations listed below in lieu of flowers.

Whether or not you knew Mary Jo, you may want to watch Eve Brownstone's oral history interview with Mary Jo. This YouTube video is also available at

Memorial donations may be made to:

The Rogers Park/ West Ridge Historical Society
7344 N. Western, Chicago, IL 60645

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718

The Red Door Animal Shelter
P.O. Box 269119 Chicago, IL 60626

St. Scholastica Academy
7416 N. Ridge Chicago IL 60645

I'd like to say a final thank you to Mary Jo for all her hard work in preserving neighborhood history. She has left a fine legacy.

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