Mary Orlando, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, August 12, 2017, at the age of 75. Mary was a devoted mother to Elisa Kelly (Daniel), Thomas Orlando (Elise) and Joey Orlando (Kirsten). She was the beloved grandmother, aka, “My Funny” of Nathanael Kelly (Katlyn), Abigail Kelly, Rachel Kelly, Sophia Kelly, Anna Kelly, Tommy Orlando, Gio Orlando, Sam Orlando, Gabriel Orlando, and Alexis Orlando. The dear sister of Angelo Porchetta. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Vincent and Elisa (Camillo) Porchetta, her husband, Thomas Orlando, and her siblings Giovanna “Jo” Ertl, Antoinette “Toni” Giamo, Gregory Porchetta and Evelyn Hilliard. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews and very dear friends. She has touched the lives of countless students as a high school English teacher and often used her teaching gifts in the church. Mary loved Jesus and she loved people, that was evident to all who knew her.
Visitation will be held Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Mercy Hill Church, 2625 S Greeley St, Milwaukee, WI 53207 from 10:00 am until the time of the Memorial Service at 12:00 pm. Memorials in Mary’s name can be made to Mercy Hill Church.
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