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Sandra Lee Sadowski

February 3, 2020
Sandra  Lee Sadowski
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Obituary for Sandra Lee Sadowski

Sandra Lee (née, Gioconda) Sadowski, 79, died Monday, February 3, 2020, at the William J.
Riley Memorial Residence in the care of her family and hospice. Born October 13, 1940, in
Chicago Heights, IL. A daughter to Michael Gene and Ann M. Napoleon Gioconda, homemaker, a “mom” to several young people in C.O.R., and family caregiver to many relatives. A wonderful mother to her four children, a grandmother of two, a dedicated wife to her husband, a kind and caring daughter to her parents, and loving sister to her sister Barbara.

Sandra married Dr. Francis X. Sadowski on June 17, 1961, at St. Rocco Church on “The Hill." After her husband completed his active duty in the United States Navy in South Carolina, they moved North to Chicago Heights for a few months, then to a home in Glenwood before settling in Will County for many decades.

She attended Thornton and Bloom High Schools and graduated from Presbyterian St. Luke's
School of Nursing as an R.N. in 1961. Words are inadequate to describe her dedication to God, family, and country. She worked for a time at St. Francis Woods, serving the retired nuns on site with love and compassion. A spiritual inspiration to countless brothers and sisters in Christ, our world is lessened by her death, and God’s Kingdom is enriched by her presence. She is dearly loved and missed so very much.

Sandra is survived by three children: Mark (Schell) Sadowski, Laura Sadowski, Michael
(Kelly) Sadowski; two grandchildren: Hayley Sadowski (Joseph) Brown and Justin Sadowski; special cousins: Diane Bulanda and Paul Napoleon; Uncle David Napoleon; as well as many other cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Sandy is preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Caryn Sadowski Lavin, and
sister Barbara Gallo.

A service of remembrance will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Jackson Creek Fellowship Church, 25800 South Center Road, Monee, IL 60449. A private burial will occur later at Good Shepherd Catholic Cemetery in Orland Park, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to American Center for Law and Justice, P.O. Box 90555, Washington, D.C. 20090-0555.

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Jackson Creek Fellowship Church

25800 South Center Rd.
Monee, IL 60449

Jackson Creek Fellowship Church
25800 South Center Rd. Monee 60449 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Good Shepherd Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

16201 S. 104th Ave.
Orland Park, Illinois 60467

16201 S. 104th Ave. Orland Park 60467 Illinois
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Center for Law and Justice

P.O Box 90555
Washington, Washington, D.C. 20090-0555

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