Sandra E. Turcotte

Sandra E. Turcotte of Tewksbury, MA peacefully took the hand of Jesus on March
12th 2022 at her home surrounded by loved ones. 

Sandra was born in Laconia, NH on May 20, 1942. She was the daughter of the
late Philip R. and Francis I. (Boulet) Guinan. She was the devoted wife of Raymond
L. Turcotte. Loving mother of Kimberly Simmons and her husband Kenneth of
Irmo, SC.  Sandra Shaw of Tewksbury, MA and Gina Skabo and her husband Jason
of Tewksbury, MA.   Grandmother to Andrew and Jennifer Simmons, Abigail
Gilbert, Eric and Dustin Shaw, Taylor and Aubrey Skabo. Great Grandmother of
Gabe’Riel, Isabella, Charlotte, Jordan, Grayson, Ansley, Watson and Maia. Sandra
was the sister of Robert F. Guinan of Bluffton, SC., as well as the late Philip and
Frances Guinan.  Former wife of the late Robert W. Pysczynski. Sandra also leaves
behind several nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed by all those who
knew and loved her. 

Prior to her retirement Sandra worked in the Tewksbury, MA town clerk’s office.
She was both a parishioner and Eucharistic Minister at Saint Williams Catholic
Church. She also spent countless hours in the Adoration Chapel. Sandra was an
avid reader, she enjoyed the outdoors, especially caring for the birds. She found
great pleasure playing her guitar and volunteering her time, talent, and faith on
many A.C.T.S. retreats. Most of all Sandra enjoyed spending time with her family,
her pets and her friends.  

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 10:00 AM at Saint
Williams Catholic Church, 1351 Main Street, Tewksbury, MA. 
An Interment will follow at Fox Hill Cemetery, 130 Andover Road, Billerica, MA. 

Services will be followed by a celebration of Sandra’s life back at Saint Williams
Catholic Church, 1351 Main street, Tewksbury, MA, in the lower church. 

Memorial donations may be made to Saint Williams A.C.T.S. 1351 Main Street,
Tewksbury, MA 01876


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14 Condolences

  1. Beverly Pysczynski on March 26, 2022 at 4:23 pm

    Sandy was a good friend and a Loving and caring Sister in Law in my time of need I will always remember her caring and Loving concern for Me. Kim,Sande, and Gina your Mom was very proud of all of you the last time I seen her that was one of the things we talked about. Ray always remember the good times and how much she Loved you keep that in your heart one more thing girls remember how much she Loved all of you no matter what and she will always be with you in mind and spirit. I Love you all always and forever and remember I’m not that far away
    Auntie Bev

  2. Tracy Glynn on March 26, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Such a lovely women. So sorry for your loss. She will be missed by many. Here if you need anything. 💚

  3. Loretta and John Miggos on March 26, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    Sandy was a wonderful friend for fifty-four years and she was the first to welcome us to the neighborhood. We shared being young mothers to becoming grandmothers. Thru all the years Sandy was a joy to know and brought many happy memories to cherish.
    Rest In Peace dear Sandy, you are missed.

  4. Marilyn Gignac on March 27, 2022 at 6:56 am

    My sincere condolences to Ray,Sande and your entire family. Sandy will be missed by many. Praying in holy union. Sister Marilyn

  5. Sir Donald P Andresen on March 27, 2022 at 11:30 am

    Memories 👨‍🍳The Best Thanksgiving Easter Dinners

    That smile 😊👨‍🍳
    Many Acts Memories
    “We finally got the Collection Undercontrol” ❤️
    Sandy missing U now and forever
    Send some prayers and Blessing
    “ My way”
    Until we meet again
    Peace now in Jesus Divine Mercy
    Sir Donald P Andresen

  6. Joan Campbell on March 27, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    I have not seen Sandy many times over the years. I will always remember her with that instant smile 😊 She was always there for any of my family losses.

  7. Barbara Flanagan on March 27, 2022 at 3:39 pm

    So sorry for the loss of Sandy. She’s surely reaping her well deserved final reward in heaven with all her angels and favorite saints and old friends. May she RIP. We loved her. ST. Wm’s Parish is poorer without her activities and smiles.
    Barbara & Ed Flanagan

  8. pattie mcdowell on March 27, 2022 at 3:43 pm

    Our heartfelt condolence Ray, Sande and family. Such treasured memories I hold in my heart. Sandy was such a beautiful and humble servant, a true lady of grace. May she be resting peacefully in the arms of Jesus.
    Pattie & Gregg

  9. Angela Callahan on March 27, 2022 at 5:36 pm

    Ray, Girls & family She will be missed I worked opposite her for over 10 years at the Clerks office and shares and supported each other with our strong faith She was so proud of her Girls and eventually Grand children She always had such a wonderful and
    inviting smile who She is now smiling down on you and will be there to protect you Peace be with you at this time as she is at
    Peace in Heaven with God and Her Holy Mother Love

  10. Dottie Caplice on March 27, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    My condolences Ray, Sandy and family. Sandy was always smiling and such a beautiful soul. I will miss her.
    Her Sister in Christ,
    Dottie Caplice

  11. Janie Anderson on March 28, 2022 at 4:55 am

    Sandy you are such an inspiration to everyone around you . My family was so blessed to have you in are life. We have great memories of having the boys birthday party’s at your house . Hanging out on the porch drinking a cup of tea . Have great conversation. My pray for the whole family . Test in peace!

  12. Barbara Polleck on March 28, 2022 at 7:40 am

    Dear Ray, Sande and family,
    We will indeed miss Sandy and her kindness, thoughtfulness and all around beautiful nature.
    Her deep and steadfast Faith was surely an inspiration as well.
    Sandy and all of you are in our daily prayers and Masses.
    May she Rest in Peace.
    God Bless,
    AL & Barbara Polleck

  13. Suzanne Mary DeCarolis on April 17, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Dear Ray,
    Your wife had a heart of gold. She loved spending time in Adoration at Saint Williams. She always took time to pray for me and offered kind words to heal in a broken world.

    Her spirit lives on and she will always be in my heart.

    God Bless,
    Suzanne M. DeCarolis

  14. Amylynn Kukler on August 3, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    Sandy was my God mother and she introduced me to Jesus. I have fond memories of roller-skating in her finished cellar with Gina, listening to her on the guitar, swimming in her pool, playing Barbie’s in her shed to stay cool, and making crafts with scouts with her as the leader. She was an entrepreneur and ran her own cleaning business for many years supporting her three daughters independently for many years until she found Mr. Turcotte. I have the fondest memories and will continue to keep her spirit alive in my heart. It is interesting that she went to Jesus on the same day (different year) as my granddaughter. My heart pours with love to her family and all those who she contacted. My parents, Gertrude and Ed, we close to Sandy as they were close in age and Sandy welcomed my folks into the neighborhood. She was an angel in her own right. God Bless.

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