Funeral Details

Marlene E. Rotolo

April 23, 1937 - November 19, 2023


Date and Time

Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 11:00 AM


West Batavia Cemetery
900 South Batavia Avenue
Batavia, Illinois 60510
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Rabbi Ora Schnitzer


Hansen Residence
Friday and Sunday from 11am until 2pm

Memorial Contributions

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22478
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123


Marlene E. Rotolo nee Abrams, 86

Beloved wife of the late Sam R. Rotolo. Loving mother of Sharon (Tom) Hansen, Kathy (Richard) Cox and Susan (Dennis) Rizzo. Cherished grandmother of Sarah (Aaron) Magid, Rachael Glieberman, Becca Cox, Raquel Cox and Sammy Rizzo and great-grandmother of Bluma Magid. Dear sister of BettyAnn (Harvey) Cohen and Gary (Sandra) Abrams. Graveside service Wednesday, 11:00 am, at West Batavia Cemetery, 900 South Batavia Avenue, Batavia, IL. To view the funeral online, please visit our website. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 would be appreciated. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals – Buffalo Grove Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Hello all, I was sad to know of the death of Marlene, I loved knowing her and having one of her daughters as my beloved daughterinlaw and the Grandmother of my granddaughters. Having lost my own mother 9 years ago, at age 94, I know what it is to lose your Mother, So you all know that my thoughts are with you and what you are going through just now. Being as my maiden name was similiar to Abrams, makes me feel closer. My love and blessings to all of you and pray that all goes well with the services. Carolyn Adams Cox.

Carolyn Cox
November 20, 2023
Marlene’s presence would ensure a lively conversation, appreciating the event taking place and looking forward to the next. She contributed much to Batavia education, touching and changing lives. My heartfelt sympathy extends to her family as they continue the legacy set by Sam and Marlene.

Barbara Kalina
November 20, 2023
We are so sorry to hear this news, especially around the holidays. At least she is at peace and is able to be with her loving husband, Sam.

Gertrude Ruppenthal
November 21, 2023
We are so sorry to hear this news, especially around the holidays. At least she is at peace and is able to be with her loving husband, Sam. You are all in our thoughts.
Gertrude Ruppenthal and Kendra Huntington

Gertrude Ruppenthal
November 21, 2023
Sharon—much love to you and your family at this time of great loss. How wonderful she got to meet her great grandchild, Bluma, and to see you become a grandmother yourself.

Robin, Richard, Sam, and Tom Parker

Robin Parker
November 21, 2023
The world has lost a very special person. We are so sorry for all of you. There were so many reasons to admire Marlene.....her strength, her professionalism, her integrity, her wit, and of course, her love of and pride in her family. Like your dear father, Sam, she made a profoundly positive impact on so many Batavia families. Peace be with you all.

Sandy and Howard Miller
November 21, 2023