Maria Sorellino

Date of Death: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

Maria “Mariella” Manuele Sorellino, Age 72, of Chicago, passed away on Friday, March 20th in Park Ridge, IL after a long-fought battle with Leukemia. She was born July 17, 1947 to Gaspare and Teresa Manuele in Palermo, Sicily.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Domenico, her children Cristina (Steve) Grosso, Lisa (Rosario) Di Rosa, her grandchildren Sofia Grosso and Nico Di Rosa, and her God-daughter Marisa (Christopher) Laskaris . Mariella is also survived by her brother Tommaso (Pina) Manuele, and sisters Michela (Ignazio) Sorellino, Antonina (Rosario) Iannello, Silvana (Vito) Pannarale, and sister in laws Alfonsa Manuele, Carmela Sorellino. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Andrea Manuele, her grandson Domenico Di Rosa, brother in law Antonino Sorellino and niece Teresa Malamis.

Mariella grew up in Palermo, Sicily, married Domenico in 1970 and immigrated to the United States shortly after. Choosing Chicago, IL as the place to start their family as well as a family business, Mariella invited her parents, along with her siblings to join them. As matriarch of the Manuele Family, she was passionate about upholding traditions and focused on ensuring that her daughters, nieces, nephews and grandchildren knew stories of their family history, learned recipes passed down through generations and enjoyed family gatherings. It was the family gatherings where Mariella was the happiest. Her heart was fullest when her home was full of her family. She will be greatly missed, and her legacy will live on through her family.Due to the current public health restrictions there will be a limit of 10 people allowed inside the funeral home.

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Monday, March 23, 2020 -
9:00am to 11:00am
All Saints Cemetery


Cathy & Frank Quaranta
Our Deepest Condolences to the entire family.
Josh & Maddie Majka
Sending out love and most sincere condolences to everyone. There are no words to express how much you will be missed. We love you always!
Ina davis
Our deepest condolences from Ina & John Davis
Enzo & Franca Paladino
Condoglianze. Anche se siamo lontani, vi siamo vicini nel dolore. Esprimiamo le nostre più sincere condoglianze a tutti in famiglia.
vince @ Caterina fricano
I was saddened to hear this terrible news. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Unfortunately this virus situation prevented us from attending the visitation. Please give our sympathies to Dominic and the entire immediate family.
Nicholas & Patrizia Smalec
You will be forever missed, and your memory will be with us forever. You will now be together with your grandson, brother and niece. Till next time Zia! We love you so much.
Mario fricano
My deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Mario fricano
My deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.