Leszko, Santina J. Born November 2, 1928 and baptized in the Catholic faith in Modena, Italy, baptized again in the Jordan River, Israel. Passed away peacefully at home in Brooklyn Park on September 20, 2010. She will be remembered for her great strength and perseverance. Preceded in death by parents, John and Rose Ugolini and sister, Bruna Marchiorri. Survived by husband of 57 years, Nickolas; children, Susan (Stephen Fautsch), Nickolas Jr. (Meg), John (Andrea); grandchildren, David and Matthew Fautsch, Peter, Steven and Michael Leszko, Mia and Ali Leszko; cousins in Illinois and Italy, and many dear friends. Santina received a liver transplant on September 3, 1996 and would like to thank her donor's family for their gift of life. The family would like to thank the many health professionals and caregivers who helped Santina. Visitation Wednesday 5-8 PM, Gearty- Delmore, 3888 West Broadway, Robbinsdale. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 10 AM with visitation 1 hour prior at the Church of St. Raphael, 7301 Bass Lake Road, Crystal. Interment Gethsemane Cemetery, New Hope. Memorials preferred to the family for donation to the Franciscan Retreat and Spirituality Center, Prior Lake, MN or LifeSource, St. Paul, MN. Gearty-Delmore 763-537-4511

Published on September 21, 2010

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