Thursday, March 21, 2019

Friends of the 46th Ward Schools Leader Shelly Partilla Tozzi Has Passed Away

Some very sad news from Friends of the 46th Ward Schools today:
"Supporters and Friends,

We are deeply saddened to share that our beloved co-founder and president, Shelly Tozzi, passed away early Monday morning. 
Shelly was a warm and loving soul who brightened the lives of every person she met. Her work on behalf of our community schools made her very happy. She leaves a husband, children, family, and countless friends and loved ones. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

In community,
Sarah and Chris"
Services will be at the Benson Family Funeral Home (3224 West Montrose). The wake will be Monday, March 25, 3pm to 9 pm; and the funeral on Tuesday, March 26, at 10am.

Shelly and the other members of the Friends worked tirelessly to ensure that students at the schools in the 46th Ward had what they needed to get through the school year, whether it be warm winter clothes, notebooks, hand sanitizer, backpacks, etc. So many kids' lives are better because of her big heart and volunteerism.

Condolences to all who loved her and will miss her.

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