Prominent Evanston resident Mary Anne Cappo, passed away Tuesday, October 26 at her home in Westminster Place after a long battle with a debilitating lung disease. She is survived by her husband, Joe Cappo; two children, Elizabeth Gallo and John J. Cappo; and granddaughters, Josephine and Lucy Gallo. Mary Anne was a graduate of the original Glenbrook High School and the University of Michigan, where she majored in English and minored in Islamic art. She wanted to attend the University of Michigan Law School but was told they did not reserve spots for ladies. Mary Anne was active in Evanston and North Shore philanthropies for many years, starting with her service as PTA president at Orrington School. She continued her leadership in Evanston as chair of the Evanston Public Library board and later the Evanston Community Foundation, both of which she led to significant growth. She also was a former board member and benefactor of the North Shore Senior Center and the Cradle. Mary Anne's early career began as the public relations director for the March of Dimes. Then, for nearly 20 years, Mary Anne was a popular mortgage broker in the Evanston real estate community and later worked at First Bank and Trust of Evanston, now Byline Bank. Mary Anne was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling and collecting art from around the world. Visitation Monday, November 1, 2021, 10:00 a.m. until Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. at Donnellan Family Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL 60077. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Joe and Mary Anne Cappo Scholarship Fund at DePaul University, 1 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604, the Evanston Community Foundation, 1560 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201, or the charity of your choice
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Published by Chicago Tribune on Oct. 31, 2021.