In Memoriam : Shelly Tozzi
Kathleen Brockett - March 23, 2019 Contact this person
Shelly was a sweet, diligent, yet whimsical student. I recall her as a "rules follower," but take great delight in reading of her stunning entrance and red wedding dress. Always attentive to detail, her perfect grammar and punctuation comes as no surprise. Reading that made me smile. I am in awe of the life she created for herself, her husband, and her children. Perhaps she is an old soul meant to touch many lives over time. Love never dies, and those who knew her will never forget.
Joni Zabel - March 23, 2019 Contact this person
I am so sorry to hear about Shelly's passing. I searched through pictures for the pics I have of Shelly. So many memories rush through my mind, yet I am at a loss for words. It's harder when it's so sudden. Shelly would have known the words to say. She always had such an awesome way of writing. She had such a talent. I'm sending love, prayers & hugs. Heaven now has another Angel.
David Matchen - March 25, 2019 Contact this person
Shelly was our law clerk from 1996-98 at a boutique litigation firm directly across the street from the Daley Center, my first "real lawyer job". We worked as an "office within the office", getting complaints filed on time, running depositions, prepping for trials, and generally keeping the world safe for democracy. Without her, Kate, and James, I'd have imploded some time around the second month. She was a brilliant, resilient, and hilarious ray of sunshine in a profession rightly criticized for its humorlessness. We got everyone back together in July 2016 when I was in town for a conference at the only decent Cajun restaurant in the Midwest, Heaven on Seven, and we got her between court obligations, but she was the same old Shelly, still keeping the world safe for democracy. I deeply regret that I am unable to attend her service, but know that I share your loss from out on the East Coast, and wish the family strength during this time.
Jillian Kreczmer-Novosel - March 27, 2019 Contact this person
I met Shelly at the wedding of her & Jim. I got to know Shelly through Facebook. She was an amazing woman. Absolutely brilliant, kind, caring, loving wife, mother, daughter, sister & friend. I so enjoyed reading her posts about the kids, her feelings on many subjects, her sorrows & her joys. I personally will miss her. My heartbreaks for her husband Jim. Jim was my neighbor when he was growing up. He babysat my sons as they grew up. Jim is the kindest, gentlest, most caring man. He is a great father who will continue to raise their children the way Shelly wanted. God bless you Jim, Luca & Lily. You will always be in my prayers. Shelly will always be in everyone’s heart.❤️
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