“Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong” – Winston Churchill. Always emboldened by a deep sense of independence Sandra rarely needed to rely on anyone else. She had the type of strength, and perhaps stubbornness, that motivated her to simply handle things on her own. However, this never meant that she didn’t like to be around people. The folks in Edgewater Park, especially Martha, couldn’t have asked for a better neighbor; if someone was out of town she always kept an eye on their house and was even know to take dogs for walks when their owners were unable. She could often be found at the shore or enjoying an evening out with the “Girls Night Out Gang”. But, what made her happiest was helping others. Volunteering with at the Cinnaminson Library and especially with St. Vincent de Paul Society she helped better the lives of those around her.
Sandy is survived by her sisters, Claire Atzert of Edgewater Park, Jill Rosengrant and brother-in-law, Jim of Mt. Laurel and her niece, Chelsey. She is also survived by her cousins, who were more like sisters, Rosemary Eaton (Michael) and Bonnie Tete (Wayne) and by her best friends who are also family: Betteann Burr, Karen Beatty, Toni Lefferts (who never left her side), Trudi Edinger and Maria Diamanti as well as by many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and by her faithful and loving lhaso apso, Benji.
Come celebrate Sandra’s 60 wonderful years (Mar. 6, 1953-Nov. 28, 2013) Monday from 8:30-10:15 AM at the Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 AM at Jesus the Good Shepherd Parish (St. Joseph’s Site), Beverly. Interment Monument Cemetery, Beverly. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society 101 Middleton St. Riverside, NJ 08075. –