Vidal, MaryAnn

Retired From Orange Grove Center After Many Years

Saturday, May 26, 2018
MaryAnn Vidal
MaryAnn Vidal

MaryAnn Vidal, 60, of Chattanooga passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018.

A native of Northampton, Ma., Mrs. Vidal retired from Orange Grove Center after many years of service.

She was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ricardo Vidal, and parents, Robert and Dorothy Laflam.

Survivors are her three daughters, Kelly (Daniel) Chechakos,  Laura (Matthew) Bryant, both of Chattanooga and Trisha (Shawon) Young, Ringgold; six grandchildren, Michael Sansouci, Joseph Anderson, Jacob Taylor, Dillion Chechakos, Pasey Chechakos and Louisa Vidal;  two sisters, Deborah Laflam, North Carolina and Susie Petty, Ohio.

Services will be held at 1 p.m., on Wednesday, May 30, in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Manuel Perez officiating. Burial will follow at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Visit www.heritagechattanooga.com to share condolences and view the memorial tribute.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 29, from 4-8 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.



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