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Leslie Marcello

Leslie Marcello

d. September 6, 2023


Leslie A. Marcello 

June 19, 1954-September 6, 2023

Leslie A. Marcello, 69, of Oak Forest, Illinois, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at her home.


She was born June 19, 1954 in Oak Lawn, Illinois, the eldest daughter of Walter J. White and Dorothy C. (McCarthy) White.


Leslie was a devout catholic who made many friends attending St. Linus Catholic School and Queen of Peace High School. She later was a parishioner at St. Damian in Oak Forest. 

She was married to Anthony P. Marcello, who preceded her in death in 2022, for 41 years. She loved Halloween, Todd Rundgren, Bruce Springsteen and being in the sun. Leslie worked in accounts payable for many years. Later she enjoyed her time hosting banquets for holidays, dressing as the Easter Bunny and Santa's helper.  She loved to be with her friends and family playing dice or cards, hosting big holidays or watching a good comedy.  Leslie had a huge heart and an infectious laugh, which brought a smile to everyone around her. Her father told her, "If you can't find the good in someone, then you have failed", and she saw the good in everyone.


She is survived by her daughter, Ashley (Andrew) Sajda of La Porte, IN; son, Luke Marcello; brother, Walter (Jay) J. White II; three sisters, Laurie Silvestri, Lee Ann White, Shirley (David) Fisher-Terrell; two grandchildren, Avery Sajda and Ander Sajda, niece; Nicole (Kenny) Jones, nephew; Josh Silvestri, grandniece; Aubrey Silvestri, along with many other beloved cousins and extended family.


Leslie was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.


Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN. Cremation will take place.


Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Catholic church or charity of your choice.


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