Laura E. Mele, 82, of Worth, died March 1 at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights. Visitation was held at Schmaedeke Funeral Home in Worth on March 4 and 5. A funeral Mass is to be offered at Our Lady of the Ridge in Chicago Ridge today, March 6. Interment is at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth.
Mrs. Mele is survived by her sons, Dominick, Michael and Steve; her daughters, Mary Photakis, Joan Angelastro, Denise Caveney and Carol Mele; her sisters, Serenella Zaccagni and Iris Tiselli; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Mele was born in Italy. She was a homemaker.