Mary Ellen Ryan Magrini, a long time Oak Brook resident, passed away peacefully at her home on January 2, 2019. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Leo Magrini. Beloved mother of the late Leo R. Magrini, Ellen Magrini and Maria (Jeffrey) Mohl. Adored grandmother of Leo, Charlie, Kevin, Melissa, Emmett and Thomas. Dear sister of James(Donna) Ryan and loving aunt of many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents James J. Ryan and Irene Nolan Ryan. She graduated from Marywood High School in Evanston and then continued her education at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She became an Occupational Therapist at The Alexander Graham Bell School, teaching the blind. She was born November 26, 1932. Mary Ellen spent her summers in Long Beach, Indiana which she referred to as her “Little Piece of Heaven.” This is where she met the love of her life and married in 1959. Mary Ellen lived a very active and busy life, skiing, golfing, tennis, bridge, mahjong and was very involved in many clubs and organizations with an abundance of friends. She was known for her bright smile infectious laughter, adventurous spirit and for the joy she brought to all those she interacted with. Though she is gone, her legacy will live on in the many lives she has touched. A visitation will be held Monday, January 7th from 5:00pm-8:30pm at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison St. Willowbrook, IL 60527. Family and friends will meet Tuesday, January 8th, for a 10:00 am funeral mass at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 4th and Clay Streets, Hinsdale. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Misericordia Home, 6300 N. Ridge Ave, Chicago, IL 60660. www.misericordia.com
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