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Sandra Lee Gough

November 25, 2021

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Chicago, IL - Funeral arrangements have been for Sandra (Sandy) Gough who passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2021, at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago..

Sandra Lee (nee Blair) Gough, age 79, is a retired Chicago Police Officer with the City of Chicago, she married and divorced Daniel William Gough, daughter of the late Raphael Sigsbee Blair and Esther Rosebud Tauscher; and her stepmother was June Blair. Devoted to her three daughters, Arlene Gough (Gregory) Martin, Mary Jane (Meng) Aranda, and Laura Ann Devore. Loving Grandmother to Danielle, Katherine, Jeremy, Janique, Joshua, Joseph, Jessica, Jamie, Joy, Janaya, Jimmy, Zachary, and Hannah. Great grandmother to Luna, Celena, Lily, Emmett, Amelia, Juliana, Clara, Robbie, Altair, Anthony, Lucas, and Zoe.

She was the dear sister of the late Mary Jane Blair, cherished "in-law" of the late William and Eleanor Gough

In addition to being a great friend, Sandy loved cats and other animals, especially her own cats Chloe, Hero, and Buda. She cherished her memories as a Chicago Police Officer, she had exceptional stories about her adventures on the North Side in 24th District – Rogers park. Sandy was an expert at telling jokes and tried to make people smile. For numerous years she enjoyed traveling with her daughter, Arlene, and Dawn (her daughter’s childhood friend). Sandy’s loved her view of Lake Michigan from her condominium where she watched the sunrise and set, she lived there for about 30 years. Ms. Gough was a female pioneer in the history of the Chicago Police Department being one of the first females hired for law enforcement.

She was able to share memories, stories, and laughter with her children, family, and friends up until the day she died.

Sandy was truly one of a kind and will be missed by many.

Visitation held on Tuesday, December 7th from 2: 00 pm - 4:00 pm, followed by a funeral service from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. at Cooney Funeral Home, 3918 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, Illinois 60618.

Sandy had the gift of making people laugh and smile. Every time she walked into a room, she lit it up with her smile and laughter. Sandy will be greatly missed!

In lieu of flowers, donations made in memory of Sandra Gough to Blue Star Families, you can find it at https://cpdmemorial.org/ Help support the families of Fallen Chicago Police Officers. Arrangements by Cooney Funeral Home, Chicago, IL. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate Cooney Funeral Home in Chicago at 773-588-5850 at any time.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
December 7, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cooney Funeral Home
3918 W. Irving Park
Chicago, IL 60618

Funeral Service
Tuesday
December 7, 2021

4:00 PM
Cooney Funeral Home
3918 W. Irving Park
Chicago, IL 60618

Donations

Chicago police memorial
Chicago IL
Web: https://cpdmemorial.org/

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