Mrs. Barbara E. Sansone

  • Born: February 28, 1944
  • Died: March 23, 2018
  • Location: Tinley Park, Illinois

Kurtz Memorial Chapel

102 E. Francis Road
P.O. Box 129
New Lenox, IL 60451

Tel. (815) 485-3200

Tribute & Message From The Family


Barbara Ellen McCaw Sansone
Barbara Ellen McCaw Sansone passed away peacefully at the age of 74 on March 23, 2018 at her home in Tinley Park, IL. She is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years Leo Sansone; her children Mike (Amy) Sansone, Susie (Jim) Hamilton, Mark (Jen) Sansone and Margie (Bill) Janes; her brothers Gilbert (Randy) McCaw, Bill (Karen) McCaw, Don (Joan) McCaw and Joe (Terese) McCaw. Barb cherished her grandchildren Nick, James, Julia, Haley, Hunter and Arabella. She is preceded in death by her parents Gilbert and Josephine McCaw and her brother Pat McCaw. She treasured all of her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews and godchildren. Barb had hundreds of friends and neighbors that she cherished, including from St. Gabriel High School, St. Victor's Parish, Calumet City, Bible Study group, intercessory prayer group, St. Mary's Parish and prayer partners. Prayer was very important in her life. She began every morning praying for multitudes of family and friends. Anyone who needed prayers, all they had to do was call Barb and they were put on her prayer list -- once you were on it, you were never off of it. Her passion was cooking and especially baking. She loved baking for any occasion, making everyone their favorites. Her family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 E. Francis Road, New Lenox, IL 60451 on Monday, March 26th, 2018 from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Funeral service Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 with chapel prayers at 9:30 AM to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 19515 115th Ave, Mokena, IL 60448 for a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial. Interment, St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Mokena, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital www.stjude.org. would be appreciated. PLEASE OMIT LILIES. Info www.kurtzmemorialchapel.com or 815-485-3700.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Beautiful woman and a Wonderful family. I enjoyed seeing the photos that were taken over the years & the love in everyone's eyes. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family Leo.

Posted by Michael McManus - Tucson, AZ - family   April 04, 2018

Leo, There are only a very few special people on this world. Barb was one of them. I am very sorry to hear about Barb's passing. My deepest condolences to you and everyone in the family. There is a beautiful new angel in heaven today.

Posted by Stephen Pietras. - Highland, IN   March 26, 2018

Posted by Stephen Pietras - Highland, IN   March 26, 2018

Leo, you and your family are in my thoughts so very sorry to hear of your loss.

Posted by Mike Russo - Algonquin, IL - Friend   March 26, 2018

Dear Leo,

I was so sorry to hear about Barb. She was a special lady!! Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

Love, Renee

Posted by Renee Alm - Antioch, IL - Friend   March 26, 2018

We are very sorry to hear of Barb's passing. She put up a long and valiant fight. She was very strong and courageous. She was a great role model for her family and friends. She will be greatly missed. Our hearts are sad today.

God Bless

Wally & Mary Ann

Posted by Wally & Mary Ann Casey - The Villages, FL - Friend   March 26, 2018

I cherish the friendship and your always remembering my birthday, My sympathy to the family. Ma Kettle

Posted by Clarice Lifson - Wlmette, IL - friend   March 26, 2018

Dear Sansone family and friends, I wish to extend my sincere condolences to all of you. Barbara will always be remembered for her kindness and loving heart. Her friendship, along with all the other Sunshine Bible Study girls, meant the world to my mom and thus to our family. May God comfort you in the days and weeks to come.

Posted by Kelly Stockman - Bentonville, AR - Friend   March 26, 2018

Barbara was always a special friend to the Stockman family in Cal City.

Posted by Ronald Stockman - Bella Vista, AR - Friend   March 26, 2018

Leo you and all your family are in our prayers with the loss of your beloved wife Barb. Barb will be missed by all at St Mary's parish. She always had a smile on her face and had a word of encouragement for anyone going through a trial. She was our angel at St Marys praying for each one of us. She was loving and kind surrounded by friends and family she loved and cherished. She will forever be in our hearts. Love Betty and Wayne Sobota

Posted by Betty and Wayne Sobota - New lenox, IL - Friend   March 25, 2018

Dear Leo and the rest of the Sansone family,
I am so sad to hear of Barbara's passing. She has been in our thoughts and prayers. Some of my fond memories are when we were very young and had family dinners together. We always looked forward to dessert! I remember Marjorie and I having so much fun playing in the crawl space at your house.
Please know you hold a special place in our hearts. May God be with you during this difficult time.
Love, Melanie

Posted by Melanie McCaw DalPonte - Chicago, IL - Family   March 25, 2018

Dear Leo and Family, each day Barb did her part to make this world a more loving and happy place. She believed in the power of prayer. Once on the list, you were on it for life. The love she gave will live on through you and your wonderful family. We have many fond memories together. We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Jerry & Barbara Kukulski

Posted by Barbara & Jerry Kukulskki - Grand Haven, MI - friend   March 25, 2018

Sending my support and prayers to Barb's family and friends. Barb was a lovely lady who left her beautiful mark on earth - touching so many lives in many positive ways.

Posted by Karen Fritz - Edmonds, WA - Friend   March 25, 2018

My condolences to all of you. My memories stem from block parties at my Aunt Judy's home on Mackinaw. I enjoyed visiting with Barb regularly. She was a wonderful person. I am the daughter of Nancy Kraus who was the sister of Judy Burnett. Barb and Judy had a wonderful friendship.

Posted by Jody Adams - Crown point, IN - Family Friend   March 25, 2018

You are lucky to know one or two people in your life who are truly wonderful, kind, thoughtful individuals who care for others in all they do. Barb was an angel on Earth, who touched more lives than can be counted. All who knew her were better people just by being a part of her life. She selflessly gave of herself daily so others might feel loved. She was an instrument of God's love, an example to us all. Barb and Leo always made our family feel like we were cared about, they went out of their way to make our children feel loved, they were dear friends to my parents, and for all this and more, we are eternally grateful. Our hearts are heavy for the Sansone family during this difficult time. We hope knowing Barb's life brought so much joy and love to those around her gives you some solace as your hearts grieve this tremendous loss. Our deepest sympathy, The Hales...Brian, Linda,Mitchell, Dylan, Trevor

Posted by The Hale Family - Naperville, IL   March 25, 2018

Leo You have my deepest sympathy, May Barb rest in peace in heaven with all of the friends that have passed on and took the final journey to heaven. Will always cherish the great times we had together on Mackinaw. Keeping you and your family in prayer.

Posted by Gerry Adamczyk - Calumet City,, IL - Friend   March 25, 2018

Are sincere condolences to Leo and his family. Barb leaves a hole in our lives with her passing, but also leaves us with great memories. God bless! The Patterson family

Posted by Don & Eileen PATTERSON - ORLAND PARK, IL - friend   March 25, 2018

Our sincere condolences to Leo and your family. Barb was a beautiful and loving lady. We will miss her.

Posted by Jim and Diane Moore - Palos Hills, IL - friend   March 25, 2018

Leo my prayers and thoughts for you your family and your lovely wife,may her soul rest in peace.Very sorry for your loss.
Steve lascola

Posted by Steve Lascola - Evergreen Park, IL - Friend   March 25, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to your family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Mirthala Taylor - Hammond, IN - Friend   March 25, 2018

Barb radiated love everywhere she went. She was the best prayer warrior ever. We who knew her were blessed and will never forget her love, joy, and kindness that she showered on everyone she met. She left her mark here on earth and will receive her deserved reward as Jesus welcomes her into His open arms.
Love you Barb. Eternal peace.
CLeo and Family sending love and sharing in your sadness. We know Barb will be waiting and helping to prepare a place for each of us as our turn comes. God Bless !

Posted by Lore and George Griffiths - The Villages, FL - Friend   March 25, 2018

My deepest condolences, to you Leo and your family, on Barbs passing. I am still in shock. She was one of the most remarkable and blessed women I've ever known.
She was also one of the funniest Moms I ever met at St. Victors, be in at school functions, Church programs and even Market Day. She had a laugh that could make anyone happy.
She will be missed by many.

Posted by Mary Jo Bechtel - Evergreen Park, IL   March 25, 2018

I cannot even find the words to let you know Leo, how sad I am to hear of Barbs passing. She was truly a remarkable and blessed woman.
My condolences to Margie, Mark, Susan and you. Barb was one of the funniest Moms I met at St. Victors, be it at the school, church settings, and even Market Days....she always had a laugh to make you happy.

Posted by Mary Jo Bechtel - Evergreen Park, IL   March 25, 2018

We send our deepest sympathy to Leo and the family. We remember Barb as a lovely, beautiful person. (We we're neighbors many years ago on Mackinaw)

Posted by Katie and Drew Rutz - Port Washington, WI - Neighbor   March 24, 2018

You are lucky to know one or two people in your life who are truly wonderful, kind, thoughtful individuals who care for others in all they do. Barb was an angel on Earth, who touched more lives than can be counted. All who knew her were better people just by being a part of her life. She selflessly gave of herself daily so others might feel loved. She was an instrument of God's love, an example to us all. Barb and Leo always made our family feel like we were cared about, they went out of their way to make our children feel loved, they were dear friends to my parents, and for all this and more we are eternally grateful. Our hearts are heavy for the Sansone family during this difficult time. We hope knowing her life brought so much joy and love to those around her gives you some solace as your hearts grieve this tremendous loss.

Posted by Linda Hale - NAPERVILLE, IL - Family Friend   March 24, 2018

My heart is broken and so heavy. I love you so much Auntie Barb. Heaven truly has an angel now.

Posted by Kim Dockery - Matteson, IL - Family   March 24, 2018

Love and prayers to Barbs children who I taught

Posted by Lynne Simari - Aventura, FL - Acquaintance   March 24, 2018

We would like to send are very sincere condolences to Leo,Susie,mike,Mark,&Margie! Barb was a special individual! God bless! McBroom family

Posted by John & pat Mcbroom - Chicago, IL - friend   March 24, 2018

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My Sweet Aunt Barb. She was an amazing person - a role model for all. Fond Memories of going to Aunt Barb's house when we were young. She took us for lunch and the swimming pool. We played games - always so fun to go there. Best Baker Ever! I made her brownies today. Rest in Peace! Will miss you so much!Love you.
Ed & Arlene April Jess & Sarah

Posted by Arlene Grzelinski - Edgerton, WI - Family   March 24, 2018

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Aunt Barb was such a wonderful nurturing person. We will always remember her smile, how cheerfully she greeted everyone, how she made you feel welcome & how she wasnt satisfied until everyone was fed. We are blessed to have know her. The worlds a darker place without her and heaven has become brighter. She will be missed by so many, love you Aunt Barb. Allen & Carroll Judge

Posted by Allen Judge - Homewood, IL - family   March 24, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this somber time. My most heartfelt condolences.

Posted by Meghan Richards - Monee, IL - Family Friend   March 24, 2018

MY DEAR BARB, HOW SORRY I WAS TO HEAR OF YOUR PASSING. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU AS MY SISTER JUDY'S FRIEND AND MINE ALSO. I HAVE SO MANY FOND MEMORIES OF YOU AND LEO ESPECIALLY THE TIMES WE WENT SKIING. LEO SHOULD REMEMBER THOSE TIMES WITH MY SISTER AND ME. WE HAD MANY GOOD TIMES TOGETHER. I WILL MISS YOU DEARLY. LOVE NANCY AND FAMILY SAY HI TO MY SISTER JUDY WHEN YOU GET UP THERE!!!

Posted by NANCY KRAUS - HIGHLAND, IN - Friend   March 24, 2018

God gained an angel. We will all miss you. Prayers for the family.

Posted by greg rolnicki - family   March 24, 2018

I will miss my dear high school friend ,my sister in law , you will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Love you

Posted by Rose Borik - Chicago, IL - family   March 24, 2018

A Beautiful and Truely Loving Lady inside and out! You will be missed by All. Love you My Best Neighbor/Friend anyone could ask for. ❤❤❤

Posted by Anna Ruscio - Tinley Park, IL - friend   March 24, 2018

My condolences. I hope during these tough days you can remember all the joy she brought to many. My specific memory was Leo bringing in baked goods to the Spiegel office many times. Stay strong

Posted by Reina Vandelft - Northville, MI - coworker   March 24, 2018

I will forever miss you my dearest friend. You brightened the lives of so many people day after day. No matter what was going on in your personal life you were always cheerful and had an uplifting spirit. It was always a joy the talk with you. I will take comfort in knowing you are in Heaven with Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Farewell, my Kiddo.

Posted by Richard Widomski - Peoria, AZ - Friend   March 24, 2018

Barbara was so giving all her life. She was a good friend to so many people. She will be remembered always - we are better people because of her and Leo. God Bless all her children and grandchildren. She will be sorely missed. Leo and his family are so very special in so many ways. Every time I make her lemon bars we will be reminded of how sweet she was!

Posted by Denny & Diane Gaggini - Downers Grove, IL - friend   March 23, 2018

My sincere prayers are with the family. Barbara was a loving person and I will miss her dearly.

Posted by Weedell McIntosh - Frankfort, IL   March 23, 2018