Atkins, Sandra

October 11th, 2009

Sandra M. “Sandy” Atkins, age 65, of Wilmington, died Sunday, October 11, 2009, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington.

Sandy was born on September 27, 1944, in Everett, MA. She was the beloved daughter of the late John W. & Vivian E. (Frazier) Atkins. Sandy grew up in Dorchester and was educated in Boston. She moved to Wilmington and made it “home” for over 26 years. Prior to retiring, Sandy was a Production Manager for the Coptech Inc. in Woburn for many years.

Sandy will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a very loving, caring, and loyal person as well as having a great personality and was quite a character. She lived by her motto “pay it forward”, and Sandy did just that, she was always helping someone less fortunate and giving to others even if they were perfect strangers. She felt lucky that she was able to live as long as she did so that she could be with and care for those she loved. Sandy was extremely devoted to her family and friends, she was always there with a helping hand, kind word, or an ear for listening. She will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Sandy is survived by her loving friend Noreen Pinkston of Wilmington, the cherished sister of Linda DeCost & her husband Norman of Chocowinity, NC, devoted aunt of Suzette Chick & her husband Nathan of Clear Brook, VA. Sandy is also survived by her cherished extended family Rita Ginewicz, Rita & Frank Ramsdell, Darlene & Bill Sinopoli, all of Wilmington, James & Cindy Litwinsky of Florida, her godson Frank Ramsdell of New Hampshire, close friend Marcy Reeves and her cousin Barbara Anne D’adario both of Chelmsford, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Relatives and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Wednesday, October 14th for Visiting hours from 5-7 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 7:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in Sandy’s name may be made to the North East Animal Shelter, 204 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970.


4 Entries in Guest Book for “Atkins, Sandra”

  1. Carol & Fred DeCost says:

    Sandy was always fun to be around. She laughed and always had a smile no matter how she felt. She was a dear person and will be missed by all that knew her. She is at peace now and may the sun shine on her for eternity.
    Love Fred and Carol

  2. Tom and Jeanne Maini says:

    Linda, Noreen, and all family and friends, we extend our deepest sympathies for your loss. Try to dwell on your memories of good times with Sandy. For the short time we were in her company we got the feeling she would rather leave you laughing, than crying.

  3. Earl & Joan Haines says:

    Linda, we extend our deepest sympathies. It was a pleasure to have known Sandra. She was a terrific, lovely person. She will be missed by all. She would want us to go on and to replicate her motto of laughing and pulling pranks and telling jokes. We will all do our best.

  4. Sandra Vanni says:

    I will always have fond memories of “Little Sandy”. All I would have to do is look in her beautiful eyes that led to her warm and kind soul and my heart would fill with joy and laughter. There was never a time that we did not laugh. Today is a rainy day. Thinking of Sandy fills me with sunny thoughts. I will never forget all the fun we had. I’m smiling as I write this. I could picture her in all her fun loving ways. You will be truly missed.
    Your friend Sandra

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