Marie L. El-Sabaaly

Marie L. El-Sabaaly of Waukesha died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at AngelsGrace Hospice at the age of 56. Marie was born Nov. 17, 1953, the daughter of Robert and Helen Sperfslage.

She married the love of her life, Peter El-Sabaaly, on Dec. 30, 1978. Marie worked as a nurse at Children’s Hospital for many years. She was an outstanding co-worker and friend. Marie was known as being well-mannered, polite and kind. She was a great homemaker and host who loved to read and travel. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends.

Marie will be dearly missed by her husband, Peter El-Sabaaly of Waukesha, and the El-Sabaaly family; parents, Robert and Helen; brothers, Cyril (Michelle) and Irvin (Nina); and sisters, Bernice Langel and Alice Pollock. Marie is further survived by other relatives and friends.

The visitation for Marie will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Jason Lavann will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Marie El-Sabaaly Nursing Scholarship Fund at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, P.O. Box 1997, M/S 3050, Milwaukee, WI 53201.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit