Gertrude Margiotta

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Gertrude C. Margiotta, nee Macke, 90, of Belleville, IL, born February 15, 1931, in Breese Township, IL, died Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at the Esquiline at the Shrine of Our Lady of Snows, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Margiotta was a member of St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL. She was a great seamstress and a member of the ladies quilting group at church. Gert was well-known for her tasty rolls at the annual chicken and dumpling dinner at Cathedral, and she was a cook in the Cathedral Grade School cafeteria for 21 years before her retirement. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be deeply missed.

She was preceded in death by the love of her life for 69 years, Vincent J. Margiotta, whom she married on November 9, 1950, and who died on January 16, 2020; her parents, Frank and Frances, nee Schroer, Macke; a brother, Wilbert Macke; and two sisters, Rosemary Bujnak, and Hedwig (Gilbert) Birkner.

Surviving are three sons, Ronald (Sally) Margiotta of Albany, OR, Daniel (Lynn) Margiotta of Troy, MO, and Michael Margiotta of Alexandria, VA; three daughters, Donna Margiotta of Swansea, IL, Janet Lauf of Belleville, IL, and Cristina Cassady of Edmonds, WA; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles (Cathy) Macke; a sister, Marcella Orsa; nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Cathedral or to Heartland Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 26, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral procession will leave at 9:30 a.m. Friday, August 27, 2021, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. John Myler officiating. Masks will be required.

Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Shiloh, IL.


3 Comments on Gertrude Margiotta

David Voelker said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2021 at 5:59 AM

Mike - Sorry to read about your mom. fd

  • Colorado Springs
  • Colorado
Susan said : Guest Report Aug 22, 2021 at 10:55 AM

God Bless and Rest In Peace Aunt Gertie.

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  • New Jersey
Susan Curto said : Guest Report Aug 22, 2021 at 10:52 AM

Rest in Heavenly Peace Aunt Gertie. My heart is with you cousins , Chris, Janet , Donna. Michael, Danny, Ronnie . All my love as well as Mom Nancy too.

  • New Providence
  • New Jersey

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