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Sue Ann Alessia (nee VandeWerken), age 71, of Cedar Lake, passed away November 3, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, John; children, Gina (Chuck Dreixler) Alessia, Gerald (Lisa) Alessia, John (Meg) Alessia, Jr., and John (Jean) Dubrava; Sue cherished 12 grandchildren.

Friends may greet the family on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 3pm to 8pm at Burdan Funeral Home, 12901 Wicker Ave. (corner of US 41 and 129th Ave.) Cedar Lake. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 11 am DIRECTLY at St. Edward's Catholic Church, 216 S. Nichols St., Lowell, with a visitation one hour before mass. Father Richard Holy, officiating. Inurnment will take place privately at St. Edward's Cemetery.

Sue and John were married in 1965. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sue's memory to either St. Edward's Church or the Daughter's of Isabella where she held her membership.