Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Helen Sabella, "Gabby"

Passed away on May 4, 2019

Helen “Gabby” Sabella (nee Kountz), age 84.  Late of the East Side.  Passed away May 4, 2019.  Beloved wife of Joseph Sabella.  Loving mother of the late Joseph Sabella Jr., JoAnne (late Joe) Cano, James (Kim) Sabella, and Jeffrey (Virginia) Sabella.  Cherished grandmother of Melissa, Mallory, Anthony, Hannah, Rachel, Madeline, Dominic, and Jenna.  Dearest great grandmother of Riley, Leah, Bennett, and Mia.  Helen loved crafting, baking, and the color purple.  She was a longtime member of St. George Catholic Church in Chicago.  Visitation Wednesday, May 8, 2019 2-8 pm.  Funeral Services Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 9:15 am from the Elmwood Chapel 11200 S. Ewing Ave. Chicago to St. George Church.  Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am.  Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to Hospice of the Calumet Area in Helen’s name preferred.  For more information 773-731-2749 or www.elmwoodchapel.com


Prayers at Elmwood Chapel
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:15 am

Funeral Mass:
St. George Church
96th and Ewing Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60617
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:00 am

Holy Cross Cemetery
801 Michigan City Road
Calumet City, Illinois 60409

Memorial Contributions:
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Calumet Area in Helen's name

Visitation Location

East Side
11200 S. Ewing Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 731-2749


Visitation Information

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm

"Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss. She was a great lady, remember all the good and happy times. You and your family will be remembered in our prayers."
- Bernard and MaryAnn Ferreri
May 6, 2019 2:30 pm

"Joe and family. Please accept my deepest sympathy. I knew Helen growing up on Avenue L. I know she will be missed by many. She will be in my prayers. Sending much love to all"
- Rita Prodoehl
May 6, 2019 3:42 pm

"My condolences to you and your family . Keeping you all lifted in prayer. "
- Dr. greta bell
May 7, 2019 11:06 pm

"My sincere condolences are offered to you and your family at the loss of your mother. Thinking of you this week before Mother's Day, praying for you and yours. "
- Joanne Corpus
May 8, 2019 8:41 pm

"My condolences to the Sabella family. What a great neighbor for so many years. So sad to read this. "
- Karen Delgado
May 9, 2019 1:47 am

"Joe and Family.Please accept my deepest sympathy. Your family will be remembered in my thoughts and my prayers. "
- Ronald Crowley
May 9, 2019 6:45 am

Candles Lit