Bridget "Dolly" Schiavone
Ott/ Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Inc.
418 Washington Street
Michigan City, IN

Bridget "Dolly" Florence Schiavone (née Rossi), 93, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, in her home, surrounded by her beloved husband and family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, 606 S. Woodland Ave., Michigan City, Indiana. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Legacy Center of Queen All Saints Catholic Church. Private burial will be held at a later date in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. The Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Michigan City Indiana, is handling arrangements.

Dolly was born Dec. 19, 1927, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Louis and Anna (Carbone) Rossi. On Dec. 11, 1949, she married Frank C. Schiavone in Chicago, Illinois.

She is survived by her husband and her five children, Gerard (Lynn) Schiavone of Cincinnati, Ohio, Gary (Sue) Schiavone of Demotte, Indiana, Gina (Rick) Taylor of Michigan City, Indiana, Gail (Gary) Rusboldt of Michigan City, Indiana, and Gidget (Earl) Griffin of Michigan City, Indiana.

Also surviving are grandchildren, Greg (Robin) Schiavone, Christopher Schiavone, Alexa Schiavone, Monica Rusboldt, Jessica Griffin, Jacob Griffin, Jacqueline Moss, Ronald Moss, Adam Moss and Nathan (Liz) Rohl. Great-grandchildren, Landon, Carson, Breelyn Schiavone, Teagan Mason and Ian Rohl.

Dolly is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Angelo Rossi; sister-in-law, Rose Marie Hendrickson; son, James Schiavone; granddaughter, Sara Rusboldt; and niece, Anna Ferguson.

Dolly loved her family and her life as a wife, mom and Nonny. Her home was always open to anyone she knew and her Italian cooking was loved by her family and friends.

Some of her favorite times included playing dominos, bingo and bunco with her friends at Simeon Square; and going to the casino to play the slot machines. She loved to tell stories about roller skating and dancing when she was young.

She enjoyed sitting outside in the warm sun and truly appreciated the beautiful things in life. Dolly will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Dolly and her late granddaughter, Sara, had a very special relationship and nothing would please her more than to know gifts were made in her memory to honor Sara. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Loyola University Medical Center – Lung Transplant Department via, or please make checks out to Loyola University Medical Center and mail to: Loyola Medicine Office of Philanthropy, Bldg. 115, Rm. 353, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood, IL, 60153. For more information contact 708-216-3201 or [email protected]

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Published by La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 22, 2021.
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