Mary Oliva Lagana
Mary Olive Lagana, 95, of Springfield, died at 6:41 p.m. on Monday, June 20, 2011 at St. John’s Hospice. She was born October 27, 1915 in Springfield, IL to Anthony and Anntoinetta Tortorici Ganci. She married Philip J. Lagana on October 23, 1948 and he preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters: Josephine Morris and Grace Guerro and three brothers: Joe, Tony and Leo Ganci.
She is survived by three daughters: JoAnn (Robert) Yates of Springfield, Rosemary Lagana of St. Augustine, Florida and Laura (Mike) Ostrander of Springfield; three grandchildren: Philip (Sarah) Yates, Timothy Yates and Moira Ostrander; two great-grandchildren: Liam and Owen Yates and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mary was a member of St. Aloysius Church. She was employed at St. John’s Hospital in the Dietary Kitchen for 20 years. She was a Springfield resident since 1948. She enjoyed living at Concordia Village for six months.
Visitation: 9-10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at St. Aloysius Church.
Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at St. Aloysius Church with Reverend Tom Donovan officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Hospice.