ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in loving memory of Sandra Papp - amazing Mother, Sister, Friend, Neighbor, Animal Lover and Vibrant Woman. We will love and remember her forever and would greatly appreciate her loved ones sharing pictures, stories and memories for us all to enjoy and celebrate her life.

Please join us on Saturday, May 18th for a Memorial Ceremony, Berger Park Cultural Center Lawn, Lakefront side, 6205 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, 2:00 pm

Followed by a Celebration of Sandra’s Life, Malibu East Apartment Building, 6033 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, Windjammer Room, 4th Floor, 2:30 pm onward (details in the Gallery)

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to https://www.gofundme.com/sandra-papp-memorial-scholarship

Posted by ROSE GALLOWAY on May 7, 2020
It is hard to believe that it has been a year since Sandra's passing. I continue to miss her smile, her sense of humor and friendship.
Posted by Elizabeth Clark on May 18, 2019
Raya, We only got to know your mom over the last couple of years, but in that time she found a way into our hearts. She was compassionate, witty, gentle, thoughtful, generous, and very funny…. the kind of person who makes every day just a little better. We will strive to keep her spirit in our hearts.
 Elizabeth & Jerry Clark
Posted by Lisa Skemp on May 17, 2019
I have treasured the last 3 years as I have gotten to know Sandra. Her gentle and loving nature, humor, strength, care and support. I will miss our times together "just to visit", movies, walks, and "pet talk". She lovingly mentored my college student, Rima, supported my daughter, Kathleen (who wants to be just like her) and enriched my life so very much. I deeply miss her and like others, will always think of her when I see a rainbow. Raya, she spoke of you often, her love for you and all the wonderful times you had together.
May we all find peace in our memories of a truly beautiful woman.
Posted by Nancy Sommer on May 17, 2019
What a classy lady!
Sandra, I'm so glad I got to know you. I'll remember fondly all our social activities with friends--plays and concerts and restaurants, and long walks (with me trying to keep up with you), and stops for martinis. I will miss you, and I do promise to think of you when I see a rainbow!
Posted by Jean Joyce on May 17, 2019
I am truly sadden by this sad news. I had the privilege to meet Sandra at a very young age and she a very special & remarkable woman. I will cherish all the special memories with her, Raya & The Duquaine Family. Wish I could be with all of you but know you all will be in my thoughts & heart.
Love Always, Jeannie
Posted by Lisa Cleveland on May 16, 2019
Sandra wants us to wear bright colors to her memorial service. Well, Sandra, I would have to raid your closet to do that. You always wore something fun, bold, and colorful, which put into sharp relief the lack of spice in my wardrobe. I'm going to miss your style, girl.
Posted by Kay Gillespie on May 16, 2019
I feel privileged to have been introduced to Sandra through her family. She was like a light bulb, always bright and full of energy. She always had a new idea and was kind and helpful to anyone she met.
Her family has a big loss but she will still be looking over them in peace.
Posted by Kelly Shea on May 16, 2019
I am so sorry for this loss. I remember Sandra as Molly and Lourdene sweet Aunt that I had the pleasure of spending a little time with.
I know she was a strong , independent , loving , caring woman.
I hope she is at peace in Heaven
Love to you all,
Kelly Shea xo
Posted by Jim Kimmitt on May 15, 2019
Sandra, so much to be said. So many memories to share. You made a major difference in my life. I’m so glad you came into it. We worked together, talked countless hours together, shared secrets, shared the best and the toughest moments of our life. Our children grew up together, we shared their success and challenges. We watched them find their life loves. And it all started from a hand written help wanted ad pinned to the bulletin board at Kroger in Marietta Georgia. Thanks for the hugs and the dances.
Posted by ROSE GALLOWAY on May 15, 2019
Sandra made just a huge impression in my life. She went from a cat sitter and dog walker to a very dear friend who will be sorely missed.
Posted by Brigette Wolf on May 15, 2019
Sandra your smile and light will be missed. My girls adored their hat and scarfs that we will now treasure. You raised a magnificent girl who reflects your love as a woman in your image. May your memory be a blessing. Raya we love you and loved your mom. hugs forever - Brigette, Joslyn, Ashley, and Corey
Posted by Rose Della Croce on May 15, 2019
I had the pleasure to meet Sandra only last year what a true ray of light and inspiring woman. She will surely be missed by all that knew her and loved her
With A Heavy Heart
Rose Della Croce
Posted by James Duquaine on May 15, 2019
Mary Jo and I extend our deepest sympathy to Sandra's entire family. Sandy was a great person friend mother and sister. We will all miss her. Due to a prior engagement, we regret that we will not be able to attend the memorial service but our thoughts and prayers will be with you.
Jim & Mary Jo Duquaine

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Posted by ROSE GALLOWAY on May 7, 2020
It is hard to believe that it has been a year since Sandra's passing. I continue to miss her smile, her sense of humor and friendship.
Posted by Elizabeth Clark on May 18, 2019
Raya, We only got to know your mom over the last couple of years, but in that time she found a way into our hearts. She was compassionate, witty, gentle, thoughtful, generous, and very funny…. the kind of person who makes every day just a little better. We will strive to keep her spirit in our hearts.
 Elizabeth & Jerry Clark
Posted by Lisa Skemp on May 17, 2019
I have treasured the last 3 years as I have gotten to know Sandra. Her gentle and loving nature, humor, strength, care and support. I will miss our times together "just to visit", movies, walks, and "pet talk". She lovingly mentored my college student, Rima, supported my daughter, Kathleen (who wants to be just like her) and enriched my life so very much. I deeply miss her and like others, will always think of her when I see a rainbow. Raya, she spoke of you often, her love for you and all the wonderful times you had together.
May we all find peace in our memories of a truly beautiful woman.
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Girls Trips

Shared by B Cook on May 15, 2019

 Barb, Sandra, and I worked together in Indianapolis.  We became fast friends and had lots of girl trips and so much fun.  Shipshewana, IN; Madison, IN; St. Charles, IL; Lake Geneva, WI; New Harmony, IN; French Lick, IN; and get togethers in Indianapolis, Lafayette, and Chicago.  We have so many great memories....most  only to be shared by the 3 of us!!!  Sandra was such a joy and such a bright light.  Always up for an adventure.  She knew more about our city of Indianapolis than I did.  She was always wiling to lend an ear and a shoulder.  We had "coffee" at least once a week....talking early in the morning with our coffee  before our day would get started.  We loved out TV shows and would have to catch up and discuss what happened.  I will miss her terribly.  She was am amazing woman who also has an amazing daughter.

Goodnight Sandra

Shared by Andrew Lazzaro on May 15, 2019

Sandra led a life of resilience and reinvention.  She always made a point to show us that our best days are always in front of us despite the most difficult of circumstances.  Her courage in the face of any adversity was inspiring.  To Sandra, nothing seemed impossible and reinvention was the very purpose of life.  She leaves us all with a powerful reminder that only our thoughts and fears can hold us back.

Always in my heart, always the best reason to visit Chicago, always a shining star of hope and happiness.  Thank you for always being there Sandra.  You will be missed, but never forgotten.

Love,
Andrew.

Shared by Greg Kimmitt on May 15, 2019

I had enormous respect for Sandra from the moment she came into our lives. As a teenager, I called her "Sandra" one time and she said "it's Mrs. Papp", but in such a nice, yet firm way that made it so that I never made that mistake again. She would talk to me about many things, giving me advice and guidance in my teen years. I think she could tell that I was still lonely after moving from Colorado and she took the time to help me look at my new life from different perspectives. One of the more memorable conversations I had with her was about college. It was Senior year and I was accepted to UGA Business School. As an athlete-student, I was proud of this accomplishment, viewing it as exceeding my potential just to get accepted. What Sandra helped me understand was that I could do have done better. I took that message to heart and decided to challenge myself in college to do more than just get by like so many of my friends did. Its a perspective I've held onto ever since.

After not seeing her for several years, we had a very nice, long conversation at my step-mothers's memorial reception and it seemed as if no time had passed.  In our conversation, Sandra comforted me once again, allowing me to reflect on the positive of the situation and reflect on the joy of great memories. I am grateful to have had Sandra in my life.