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Heather Patricia, 13 of Rutherford, suddenly passed away at home on April 12, 2012 after courageously living with complex congenital heart disease.
Heather was an 8th grade student at Union School in Rutherford and was named Student of the Month for March 2012. She was looking forward to Spanish 2 in High School, receiving Confirmation and graduating with her class this June. She was a Girl Scout for 9 years going for the Silver Award and enjoyed sharing her knowledge with younger children. She loved the Yankees and Giants and was a huge NASCAR fan. She enjoyed watching the races with her family while cheering for her favorite race car driver, Jimmie Johnson #48. Heather cheered for RJF Jr. Football for 4 years and was looking forward to playing softball with her new teammates, the Lions. Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and Country music were her favorites.
Heather was the treasured daughter of Philip and Mary Ellen (nee Zabady) Sartori and big sister of Jarett. The sweet granddaughter of Max Sartori and the late Milly Sartori and the late Albert and Patricia Zabady. Cherished niece of Mike Sartori and his wife Kathy, Steven Sartori and his wife Daren, Albert Zabady, Jr. and his wife Cynthia and Margaret Van Derlyn. She loved being with her cousins; Bryan , Lauryn and Max Sartori and Brian, Christopher and Allison Zabady. Her favorite cousin was Sharon Van Derlyn. She was a special great niece to Katy and Al Prais and their sons; Christopher and Conrad and great niece to Jeanne Zabady. She will be missed by her kitty cats Mookie and Tony, and Bubbles.
Funeral Tuesday: Family and friends will gather 9:00AM for 9:30AM Mass of Christian Liturgy in The Church of Saint Mary, 91 Home Ave. Rutherford.
Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery, No. Arlington.
Family will receive friends for visiting in the Church of Saint Mary, Rutherford, Sunday 6-8PM and Monday 2-4 and 7-9PM
Arrangements made by The Collins Calhoun Funeral Home, 19 Lincoln Ave, Rutherford .
Donations may be made to: Jimmie Johnson Foundation
4325 Papa Joe Hendrick Blvd., Charlotte , NC 28262 or Ronald McDonald House, Philadelphia, PA.