Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Mary Joan Sanchez (Nee Sheahan)

Passed away on July 6, 2019

Mary Joan Sanchez, (nee Sheahan), late of the East Side and formerly of South Deering passed away on July 6, 2019. Beloved wife of Ernest Sanchez for 43 years. Loving mother of Ernie (Fiancé Amy Hirt) Sanchez and Stephen Sanchez. Devoted grandmother of Noah, Gianna and Justin. Dear daughter of the late Patrick and late Grace Sheahan. Dearest sister of late Patrick Sheahan and late Diane (Richard) Borowski. Fond sister-in-law of 5 brothers-in-law and 3 sisters-in-law. Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday 2-9 p.m. Funeral Friday, July 12, 2019 at 9:15 a.m. from the Elmwood Chapel 11200 S. Ewing Ave. Chicago, IL to St. Kevin Church. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Entombment St. Mary Cemetery Mausoleum Evergreen Park, IL. 773-731-2749. www.elmwoodchapel.com. 



Prayers at Elmwood Chapel
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 9:15 am

Funeral Mass:
St. Kevin Church
10501 S. Torrence Avenue
Chicago, IL 60617
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 10:00 am

St. Mary Cemetery Mausoleum
87th & Hamlin
Evergreen Park, IL 60805

Visitation Location

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


Visitation Information

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm

"So sorry -please accept my condolences"
- violet jurich
July 7, 2019 4:40 pm

"My condolences to Ernie and your family, may she Rest in Peace "
- Cathi Woszczynski Minson
July 7, 2019 6:11 pm

"Prayers and condolences to rhe greatest family I got to grow up with. She is happier now and pain free. Live and prayers from Tx. "
- Michele and Darrell Nichols
July 8, 2019 10:57 am

"I am so very sorry to know of the passing of Mary Jo. I have very fond and sweet memories of her when we were classmates at Bright School and thought of her often. She was absolutely BEAUTIFUL inside and out and I will keep her and your family in my prayers. May Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ wrap his loving arms around you all during this most difficult time Ernie Sanchez. Mary Jo will be sorrowfully missed."
- Anita Gonzales Purpura
July 9, 2019 6:57 pm

"Dear Ernie and Family, Our deepest condolences to you and yours. May God send Blessings to you and your family during this time of loss of a love one. Our prayers and thoughts are with you always. Sara and Jose Rodriguez "
- Sara and Jose Rodriguez
July 9, 2019 7:28 pm

"Deepest sympathy to Ernie and your entire extended family. Mary Joan always had a kind heart and soul even though she was always fighting her own health issues. My dearest cousin you will be so missed by everyone. Rest in peace ..."
- Scott & Jean Parker
July 10, 2019 7:03 am

"My deepest sympathies to the entire family. Mary Joan loved ev eryone and was so kind to everyone. She struggled most of her life with sickness and never let that stop her from helping anyone. Dear cousin you are loved so much and will be terribly missed. Love Nancy and Dave Blais"
- Nancy and Dave Blais
July 10, 2019 9:13 pm

"Mary Joan was a lovely and kind person. Love and condolences to everyone, I know she will be deeply missed by all."
- Laura Fitzpatricj
July 11, 2019 9:50 am

Candles Lit
"Prayers and condolences to the family. She is and always will be one great woman with a major heart. Glad to have the pleasure of growing up with her son's and she and her husband. Love from my family here in Tx. "
- Michele Nichols (Espinoza)
July 8, 2019 10:54 am

"Rest in Peace Mary Joan"
- Sandy Fernandez
July 9, 2019 6:30 pm

"Dear Lord, please welcome Mary Joan into your Glorious Kingdom with open arms where she may bask in your Glory. Grant her eternal rest and may the perpetual light shine upon her. Mary Joan was such a good person and I'll never forget her."
- Anita Gonzales Purpura
July 9, 2019 7:03 pm