Obituaries

Kathryn Anne Sansonetti

January 26, 1946 - March 21, 2020

Kathryn Anne Sansonetti, 74, of Aurora, IL., formerly of Lombard, IL., passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020 surrounded by her family at home.  Kathryn was born on January 26, 1946, in Chicago, IL., the daughter of Raymond and Anne (nee. Lynch) Sansonetti.

She was member of Annunciation Catholic Church. She was a survivor of the Our Lady of the Angels school fire in 1958.  She worked for over 25 years for ComEd and has enjoyed being retired since the age of 49.  She loved to spend time with her family and friends and especially her grandchildren.  Kathryn is survived by her three children; Annemarie (Thomas) Orthal, Edward (Jaime) LaBush and Karoline (Jaime) Sanchez, previous husband and continued friend, Edward LaBush; seven grandchildren, Nikolas, Savana, Kortnie, T.J., Jacob, Jaiden and Kailin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Raymond Sansonetti Jr.; her sister, Margaret Anne “Peggy” Sansonetti.

A funeral Mass will be held privately at Annunciation Catholic Church, 1820 Church Road, Aurora, IL. 60505.  Entombment will be at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Hillside, IL. 

Guest Book

  • Thomas orthal Life give you the opportunity to meet and friend many extraordinary people. Some only for a short time, while others bless you with a lifetime of memories. Kathy was one of these people. She had an infectious laugh that could spread like a wildfire, and a smile that was contagious. She was always there for you, regardless what you needed. Like all great things, you never realize it until it's taken away. Until we meet again, to my best "mudder-in-law"...
  • Tracey Steve and I wanted to let you know how sorry we are to hear about the passing of your Mom. ~Steve and Tracey Noah
  • Tony Sansonetti Oh my most beautiful beautiful Aunt Kathy. I love you so freaking much. You have a heart of an angel. Heaven must be having a huge party. I will think of you every single day. Aunt Kathy, I love you I love you I love you. Your AWESOME!
  • Jim Gibbons Dearest Kathy, To the dearest friend anyone could ever have! You are a little bowl of sunshine! Words cannot describe the loss! You ARE Christmas, New Year’s, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, The Fourth of July, Easter, Thanksgiving, and the best birthday celebration and present anyone could ever have all rolled into one person! You are a twinkling, glistening, ornament on a Christmas tree with snow outside the window! The uncorking of a sparkling bottle of champagne! How we talked, and talked, and talked about you, your family, and especially PEGGY, PEGGY, PEGGY! How she loved M&M's and donuts! Well, you finally got your wish, to be with your beautiful sister, Peggy again, forever and ever. How I wish I could have been there to see you both reunited after all these years! I heard that Smokey, your dog, is there with you as well. It must be fun seeing everyone, your mom and dad, your brother Ray and his wife, your daughter Anne Margaret, and, cross our fingers, even Uncle Buck, wearing his hat of course! I wonder if, for your welcoming celebration, they served you duck dinner from the Bohemian Crystal Restaurant? Now that's what I call carry out, or more appropriately carry up! I will forever miss your laughter, your smile, and how much fun we had together; however, on a second thought, you will always be with me in my heart! As Professor Henry Higgins in "My Fair Lady" would sum it up, “I grew accustomed to your face. You almost make the day begin. I've grown accustomed to the tune you whistled night and noon. Your smiles, your frowns, your ups, your downs are second nature to me now, like breathing out and breathing in. I was serenely independent and content before we met surely, I can always be that way again, and yet. I've grown accustomed to your looks, accustomed to your voice, accustomed to your face." Kathy, to me, you always walked on water, and come to think of it, can probably do that today! I enjoyed Church's Fried Chicken, the old neighborhood of Hamlin Avenue, Holy Family Church, Our Lady of the Angels get togethers, meeting Celia your next door neighbor in Lombard, Celia’s warm smile, laughter, and fun, and final salute to us as we were leaving! I remember trying to find “Uncle Buck” and other family members at Mt. Caramel and Queen of Heaven cemeteries; hearing daily about how proud you are of your grandchildren; their singing and readings in church; family get togethers, T.J.’s birthday party in room 212 at the park district; Savana’s hairdo and performance in “Seussical the Musical;” your 70th birthday party; the fun at Chuck E. Cheese; our visits to see your sister Peggy, and the many, many times we talked about her; Kitty and the squirt bottle; and seeing your reaction to "those spooky candles" at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Your hearty laugh at every one of my corny jokes, as bad as they could be. How we always laughed about the thought, that had you attended college, it would have been to “What's A Madda U” located, were else, but in “The Uppa U.S.” of course! Here's to Jeopardy, The Bachelor, The Seven Dwarfs Restaurant, and going to estate sales! And finally, I think the best way to sum you up is that you are exactly like your beautiful little sister Peggy. You are both beautiful inside and out! I have never been so deeply honored and privileged in my life knowing you and your dear family. I have cherished every minute of it! Looking forward to us getting together, to rejoice and smile forever in heaven! All my deepest love and devotion! Your friend now, till the end of time, and beyond, Jim Gibbons