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Dorothy Tognocchi

Dorothy A. Tognocchi (nee Spika), age 93 of North Riverside. U.S. WWII Navy Veteran. Beloved wife of the late George J., loving mother of Debbie (Ron) Woodall and the late Richard (Joanne) Tognocchi, cherished grandmother of Andrew Woodall, Michael and Christopher Tognocchi and Tina, Michael and Patti Smith, great grandmother of 7, dear sister of the late Bette (late Jim) Kacena and the late Al (Dorothy) Spika, fond aunt of Jim (Joy) Kacena, Paul Spika, Doreen Olson and the late Joan (Denis) Stucko. Funeral Tuesday, November 3, 9:30am from Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home 2447 S. DesPlaines Ave., North Riverside to Mater Christi Church, Mass 10:00am. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Visitation Monday 2:00pm to 8:00pm. Memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.KuratkoNosek.com. Info: (708) 447-2500.

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Michael, This is your Aunt Debbie. I only just now saw your message, as it was 3 years ago yesterday that my mother passed, & I felt like reading the obituary again. Im sorry I didnt see your message sooner. Thank you for reaching out. Email me.

Debbie Woodall Oct 30 2018 9:36 PM

I wish i had the chance to get to know my grandmother but i know she is in a better place. I am sorry. I did think of her daily but had no idea how to get in contact with her or anybody on the Tognocchi side. I had to research from the internet thats how i found out that my grandmother had passed. I pray that someone on the Tognocchi side will get in touch with me.

Michael Alan Tognocchi Dec 15 2015 6:33 PM

To the Remaining Family, So So Sorry for your loss. Dorothy will surely missed. I remember when I was a child and would ride my bike around the block and either see her sitting on her little porch or sprucing up her flowers I would always say Hi . I always admired the flowers they were so beautiful . Debbie I also remember you and your brother Richard and I believe you and or Richard went to school with my oldest brother John. We had 10 children in the family and lived on 14th and24th ave. My Mom passed away Dec. 20 last year and we just sold the house. Its been a long time. So Sad. May God Be with You and give you strength in this trying time. I Love You.

Anne Marie Hovorka Nov 13 2015 2:36 PM

Eighty-three years ago Dotty and I met in fifth grade and remained friends ever since. I was at her 90th birthday party at Debbies house. I only learned of her death yesterday because I live in Wisconsin now in a retirement home. I was thinking of her only last week and intended to call. I am very saddened not to have spoken with her before she died. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Florence Supay Nov 3 2015 4:44 PM

I wish you peace during this difficult time. I always enjoyed your mom and remember her as a very loving person with a great smile. I am so glad we got to spend time with her during our last visit to Chicago. Take care.

Denise Ratterman Oct 30 2015 5:50 PM