Milestones: Marion Rose Gabuzzi, Budlong School

Marion Rose Gabuzzi, who formerly worked at Budlong School, was laid to rest with a service at St. Peter Church in Skokie last week.

Gabuzzi is remembered at Budlong as a wonderful person who was loved by the children. She started at Budlong in 1983. She retired or left sometime in 1997 or 1998.

“She was a wonderful person,” Principal Al Solomon said. “All the children loved her.”

“She’ll be remembered by the staff,” Solomon said. Gabuzzi was invited to attend an annual staff event. Solomon remembered her attending through 2005. However she suffered from some medical issues after that and the event became too much, he said.

Solomon said he learned of her passing from staff.

“She checked on the children,” he said, “she was a great woman.”

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Patrick grew up near LaFollette Park on the West Side. He contends that the very best Italian beef sandwiches are made on the West Side and has a strange love of the flat pizza from that part of the city. Patrick led The Bulldog to win seven journalism awards in 2011, including four awards to Patrick as a solo or a team member. He is very proud of The Dog's coverage of politics and schools in the neighborhood. Patrick wrote for the Times of Northwest Indiana as a stringer covering Cook County Government, for the Chicago Tribune as a stringer on the Chicago Wolves and for ChicagoNow as a writer before starting The Dog. He wrote for four years for ChiTownDailyNews.org as a media commentator and spent about 20 years in operations at city newspapers, including nine years as owner of his own distribution company. Prior to that he spent about nine years in public relations. Patrick has a Masters degree from the University of Colorado. He attended Eastern Illinois University for undergrad and Weber High School and St. Peter Canisius grammar school. The two-flat he owns was built in 1912 and has never been featured, to his knowledge, in any major motion pictures despite having a way-cool garden. Patrick purchased the property in 1994 and "couldn't afford to buy it now." His daughter is a college student in California. He lives in the house with his wife, Jane, and two cats who often sit in on his phone interviews.

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