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home : obituaries : obituaries   May 25, 2016

7/11/2013 11:30:00 AM
Mary Sabatini

Mary Sabatini, 97, formerly of 227 W. Devlin St., Spring Valley, passed away at 8:37 a.m. July 10, 2013, in Heritage Health, La Salle, after a five month illness.

Prayers will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday in Barto Funeral Home, Spring Valley, followed by Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Monday in the Parish of the Nativity of Our Lord, 510 Richard Mautino Drive, Spring Valley. The Rev. Robert Spilman will officiate. Burial will follow at Ladd Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

She was born Aug. 11, 1915, in Spring Valley to Frank and Lucia (Muraro) Saccaro.
She married Joseph Sabatini on Aug. 31, 1935, in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Spring Valley. Along with her husband, Mary operated a grocery store and meat market in Dalzell for 25 years.

Mary was a member of Parish of the Nativity of Our Lord in Spring Valley and Mother Cabrini Sodality. She also was a member of St. Margaret’s Hospital Auxiliary, Spring Valley Senior Citizens and Spring Valley Democrat Club.

She is survived by her son, Dennis (Jackie) Sabatini of Spring Valley; two daughters, Joanne (David) Rutgens of Cedar Point and Donna (Joseph) Rutgens of Spring Valley; nine grandchildren, Dena Sabatini Kowalski, Jim Sabatini, Joey Sabatini, Jyll Sabatini Sterling, David Rutgens, Steven Rutgens, Susan Rutgens Korte, Aimee Rutgens and Joseph Rutgens; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Feb. 12, 1985; three brothers; and one granddaughter, Julie.

Memorials can be directed to the Julie Taliani Nursing Scholarship Fund at Illinois Valley Community College.

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