Nancy J. Vertuno (nee Reardon), of River Forest, died suddenly on Oct. 1, 2022. Born on March 29, 1942 in Wilmerding, Pennsylvania, she matriculated at Mount Mercy College (now Carlow University) in Pittsburgh in the baccalaureate nursing program in September, 1960. She received her commission in the Navy Nurse Corps in December, 1964. After graduation in May, 1965, she was assigned to the Naval Hospital at Portsmouth, Virginia. After leaving active duty in the Navy, she practiced nursing for over 25 years at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.
She will be remembered for her infectious sense of humor and greatly missed by all who knew her and were touched by her life.
Nancy was the daughter of the late Robert Reardon and Mary Tyce Reardon; the wife of Leonard Vertuno, M.D., for 55 years; the mother of Maria (Paul Burmeister) Vertuno, Elizabeth (Ajay) Masih, Michelle Bruggenthies and Katie Vertuno; the grandmother of Audrey and Luke Burmeister and Bridget, Brady and Ireland Masih; the sister of Robert (Jan) Reardon and Janet (the late Charles) Bassler; the sister-in-law of the late Edward (Beveille) Vertuno, Anthony (Hiroko) Vertuno, and Theresa Vertuno; the aunt of Robert (Carlin) Reardon, Christopher Reardon, and Kimberly (Jack) Cunningham, Laura (the late James) Cota, Colleen (William) Fitzgerald, Maureen (Steven) Lieberman and Susan (Michael) Goodhue, Edward (Tammy Poole) Vertuno and James (Jyll) Vertuno, John Vertuno, and Anthony Swain and David (Megan Wolfe) Swain; and friend to many others.
Family and friends will be received at the Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home, 10501 W. Cermak Road, Westchester on Tuesday, Dec. 27 from 3 to 8 p.m. A funeral Mass on Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. will be celebrated at St. Luke Church, 7600 W. Lake St., River Forest with private entombment at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association are greatly appreciated.
Arrangements were handled by Peter B. Kennedy & Co., Funeral Directors.