Georgette A. Santella, age 69, of Wonder Lake, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Centegra Hospital-McHenry, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born September 20, 1946 in Chicago, to Arthur and Alma (Potratz) Rossi. On September 7, 1968, she married Richard Santella in Chicago.
Georgette was born and raised in Chicago, but eventually found a place to call home in Wonder Lake with her husband. In her younger years, Georgette worked in banks, and for Hallmark Stores in Chicago and McHenry, although her main priority was caring for her family.
She treasured family time, especially riding on their pontoon boat, “Quiet George”, on Wonder Lake. She loved taking vacations to Florida, Wisconsin, and to the Bahamas last year. Other enjoyments include, painting, ceramics, stained glass, and most of all, playing Bingo and slot machines at the casino.
Georgette is survived by her husband of 48 years, Richard; two daughters Gina (Rob) Moreno, Jennifer (Tom) Owens; four grandsons, Benjamin Moreno, Caelan Moreno, Zane Owens and Zander Owens; and her sister, Francine Rossi.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
Friends and neighbors can gather from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. Visitation will resume Friday at 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. at the funeral home. The funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5006 E. Wonder Lake Road, Wonder Lake, IL 60097.
Interment will be in Christ the King Catholic Cemetery.
For those wishing to send an expression of sympathy, her family suggests memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorials & Honors Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.