Joan (Hochstetter) Angelini, 96, passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 9, 2020.
Born in Mendota, IL on April 7, 1924, to Anna (Schmitz) and Henry Hochstetter, Joan Hochstetter married Mario Angelini in 1956 and raised her family in the Little Italy/Taylor Street community on the Near West Side.
Mrs. Angelini volunteered for many years at Notre Dame de Chicago Parish and Saint Ignatius College Prep, which gave her its Golden Rose Award, the highest honor the school provides to volunteers. She also was a member of the Mothers’ Club at Notre Dame and volunteered at the Chicago Public Library
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters (Ruth (Lynn) Whitmore and Flora (Frank) Boyle) and her husband. She is survived by her sons John (Mary) and Mark (Kathryn), stepdaughter Kaitlyn, and granddaughters Kara and Erin.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Mrs. Angelini is online at https://youtu.be/pGu32Tu4WY0. Interment is at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL. Memorial donations may be made to Chicago-based Mercy Housing Lakefront or Saint Ignatius College Prep.