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Our Lady of the Angels (OLA) School Fire, December 1, 1958

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Rose Ann LaPlaca
Room Age Birthdate Grade B/G/T
211 13 1945 8 Girl
Sister Mary Helaine O'Neill, BVM
822 N Karlov 
Father: Michael La Placa
Mother: Rose (Cannatella) La Placa
Brother: Nathan F. La Placa
Sisters: Mary Ann La Placa and Phyllis Fowler 
About Rose
Interred: Queen of Heaven (Hillside, IL)
Memories of Rose
I really didn't know Rose, but maybe she was a friend of my sister, Carol Ann Gazzola in room 211. She looks like she was a sweet girl in her picture. I hope Rose and Carol are friends in Heaven. I loved my sister very much, and I am sure Rose's family loved her very much too. I hope Rose's family doesn't mind me writing to Rose.

Love and prayers to Rose's family, Dolores Labuda
    -- (Dolores Labuda, Friend)

I lived at 836 N. Karlov. RoseAnn and I were the best of friends. She loved music, singing and dancing. Her ambition was to become a movie star. She would share her dreams with me and I with her. Every year she would participate in the May crowning of the Blessed Virgin at my house. RoseAnn was a special person because she had a beautiful soul that reached out to everyone. She loved to smile and I remember the last time we talked--two days before the fire. Her mother gave me an "R" pin that she used to wear on her sweater. I treasure it to this day. May she rest in peace.
    -- (Donald Valentini, Friend)