Sandra D. Norwood Loving Sister and Friend

1949 - 2022

Visitation

November 22, 2022
4 - 7 PM
Dolan Funeral Home 106 Middlesex St. Chelmsford, MA 01863

Funeral

November 23, 2022
8AM Funeral Home / 9AM Church
Dolan Funeral Home

Sandra D. (Leary) Norwood, 73 years old, of Hudson, NH, formerly of Chelmsford died Thursday, November 17, 2022 at her home.

Born on May 24, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Doris (Marcotte) Leary.

She was a graduate of Chelmsford High School with the Class of 1967; where she was class treasurer, cheerleader, and member of the National Honor Society. Sandra graduated from Lowell State Teacher’s College in 1971 and taught at the Robinson Middle School in Lowell for 22 years. After receiving her Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from UMASS Lowell in 1992, she became the Assistant Principal at the Locke Middle School in Billerica for 13 years.

After retirement, she enjoyed traveling, long daily walks and gardening.  Sandy enjoyed her winters in Pompano Beach, Florida. Her family was very important to her. We will miss our loving sister.

She is survived by 3 sisters, Patricia and her husband, David Lawrence of Creve Coeur, MO, Deborah Leary of Tyngsboro, MA, and Donna Leary and her husband, Josiah Collens of N. Chelmsford, MA; 2 brothers, Mark and his wife, Laura Leary of Nashua, NH, and Michael Leary of Nashua, NH; a niece, Julie Lawrence, 3 nephews, Owen, Ian and Rex Leary; many cousins, aunts, uncles, friends and a dear close friend Curtis Kearin.

She was the sister of the late Robert Leary.

Visiting hours Tues., Nov. 22, 2022 from 4-7 P.M.  Funeral Wed., Nov. 23, 2022 at 8am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, MA followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 am at St. John the Evangelist Church in N. Chelmsford, MA. Burial in Memorial Cemetery, Tyngsboro, MA.  Memorials may be made in her name to the Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway St., Lowell, MA 01854. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

11 Condolences for Sandra D. Norwood Loving Sister and Friend

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    Diane & Bob Lemire

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    Deepest sympathies and love to you all. Sandra was a sweet and loving woman. So tragic. We know words cannot take away your loss. We will keep you all in our prayers. Love you all

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    Joe & Jen conway

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    Sorry to hear of Sandra passing, our prayers and love for my cousin ❤️

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    Agnes Palmer Leonard

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    My deepest sympathy to all Sandra’s family and friends
    Sandra May you Rest In Peace

    Love and prayers 💞🙏

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    Mary D Wilson

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    I was saddened to read the news of Sandy’s passing! She was a caring friend at Chelmsford High, always funny, full of life and enthusiasm!! My heartfelt sympathy go out to her family and friends!!

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    Joyce Landry

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    Although I haven’t had the pleasure of knowing Sandy for very long, “Live, Laugh, Love” was surely her motto. She was one of the most loving, caring, and compassionate people that I have ever known. Her heart was always open to everyone, even in all of the difficult days that she encountered having to live with the debilitating disease of Cancer. Her dearly loved companion of 38 years, Curtis Kearin, was always by her side to love her, give her strength and help her through her difficult days. Thank you Curtis for always being there for her with your love, strength and fortitude. Rest in Peace, dear Sandy. You are yet another angel that God had called home.

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    Kathy Nagle

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    Sandy and I became close friends from day one … She was a sweet, kind and loving person and I was fortunate to have her as my dear friend .
    Her battle is over and with a heavy heart , I will miss her . I loved her and I am sure St Michael was waiting for her soul to escort it personally into Our Lord’s
    waiting arms . Rest In Peace

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    Julie Lawrence

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    I will greatly miss my Aunt Sandbags more than words can say. She was such a loving and selfless person, and she no doubt made the world a better place! She will always be in this Little Lamb’s heart, and I pray now that she is at peace.

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    Peggy Lewis

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    Sandy became my friend immediately at our co-op here in Pompano Beach, years ago.. We are the same age, although, as she always reminded me, she was the one that was six months younger, and she was! She was the type of person that actually snail mailed you cards when she was just around the corner. And she always had such kind words and signed off with a red heart. Sandy, I will miss your heart in so many ways. I am proud of you for all you did to be able to be with us as long as you did.
    To Sandy’s family and Curt, I cannot tell you how my heart goes out to you all.
    I will miss her stories about each and everyone of you. Thanks for sharing her with us for as long as you did. Peggy Lewis xo

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    Joanne Risch Corcoran

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    So sad to hear about Sandy, she was a great cousin. Your all in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace🙏🏻

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    Sharon Chaparian

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    I was so sorry to learn of Sandy’s passing. She and I met at a cancer sponsored meeting. We were both going through chemo at the time. We became friends and shared many problems we encountered during our journey with cancer. I will miss her friendship and our phone conversations. My deepest sympathy to her family. May she Rest In Peace.

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