Dorothy Anne Gargano (nee Bubel), 88, of North Riverside, died Sept. 27, 2018. 

Born Sept. 9, 1930, Ms. Gargano worked at as executive administrative assistant at a hospital. 

She was a strong woman who found joy in life’s simple pleasures. She loved her North Riverside community and the house she lived in for 50 years. She also had a soft spot for animals and old movies and had a wickedly dry sense of humor. She will be missed greatly by her family who know she is now at peace with her loved ones.  

Ms. Gargano was the mother of Gina (Jon) Chorover, Laura Gargano and Patricia Gargano; the grandmother of Talia and Nathan; the sister of Charles (Mary Lou) Bubel, Richard Bubel and the late George Bubel, Mary Bombino and Paul Bubel; and the aunt of many nieces and nephews.  

Funeral services have been held. Interment was at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. 

Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.