Saundra "Sandy" Forde

July 26, 1939January 16, 2023
Obituary of Saundra "Sandy" Forde
Saundra “Sandy” Charlotte Forde, nee Barry, 83, passed away peacefully in her Evanston, IL home January 16, 2023. Beloved wife of the late Sean for 60 years. She was the second of three children of the late Nora, nee Holland and Robert Barry; devoted mother of Sean, (Ret. CPD) (Sandra) and Liam (Roberta); loving grandmother of Heather (Mark) Kruse, Hayley (Kyle) Caron, Trevor (Emma) Forde, and Kathleen, Grace and Declan Forde. Sandy was born in London, England at the outset of World War II and was soon relocated with her family to nearby Oxford where she was raised. She immigrated to Chicago in 1965 with her husband and two young children. Sandy stayed home to raise her children until they reached high school age. She then joined her husband, Sean at the Bismarck Hotel where she assisted in the running of the barbershop and beauty salon. She also spent many years as a volunteer at St. Francis Hospital. Sandy was a joyful person who livened up every room she entered. She filled her home with warmth and kindness, and loved hosting holiday celebrations. Sandy was a long time parishioner of St. Nicholas Church in Evanston, IL and was involved in many church and school activities. Mom, you were a wonderful mother and will never be forgotten. A celebration of Sandy’s life will be held this summer.

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