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Sandra J. “Sandy” (Travers) Morin , 64 years young, of Methuen drifted into eternal sleep Friday evening, March 29, 2019 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Boston. She was welcomed home by her late Mother and Father, with her loving family by her side.
Sandra was born in Lawrence on October 7, 1954. She was the oldest daughter of the late Joseph “Chubby” and Lorraine (Chamberlain) Travers.
Sandra was a beautiful woman, both inside and out, a loving and devoted wife, compassionate and caring mother, pure and honest sister, patient and kind grandmother and a loyal and honest friend.
Raised and educated in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Sandra was a graduate of the Lawrence High School Class of 1972. Sandra had a beautiful soul. Her empathy and trustworthiness lead her down a fulfilling and respected career path. Sandra spent her working years as a paraprofessional, working first at Mass Cerebral Palsy school in Andover and continuing her career with the Lawrence School Department where she retired just last year after 17 years of service. She had unconditional love for those she cared for and loved to see their smiles and hear their laughter.
Sandra enjoyed the beach. Early morning rides with lifelong friends would often result in lots of laughs, people watching and a quality day well spent. Yearly trips to Old Orchard Beach were always looked forward to.
Sandra enjoyed word search puzzles with her grandchildren. Snuggled in her chair, highlighter in hand, it was a race to find the last word.
Sandra loved to collect Christmas ornaments and made sure that everyone got one to open up on Christmas Eve. She took great pride in her Christmas tree, displaying years of gifted ornaments, each with a story to tell.
Sandra loved her family. She took great pride in her children and grandchildren, their accomplishments and couldn’t wait to show new photos that she got of them. She would smile and tell the story holding those photos near to her at all times.
Sandra loved spending quality time with family, especially her husband Ron, her three children Gina, Jason and Jacob, her grandchildren Sydney and Connor, her brother Roger, Sister Lori, her nieces and great nephew Aleasha, Vic and Royce.
Sandra was the matriarch of her family, the woman who lead them, who kept them close and who everyone turned to for direction. She was a strong woman who led her Family in a way that only a mother can do. “Everything happens for a reason” she would often say, “Life is too short. We have to make the best of it.” She was the keeper of the family traditions, especially Christmas Eve. Gathering at her home always felt natural. You were always welcome.
Sandra leaves behind a legacy of selfless love and dedication to those she held dear. Sandra’s kind nature, love and soft smile will be cherished and remembered forever.
Her family members include her Husband of 42 years, Ronald Morin. Her children include her daughter, Gina Scanlon and her significant other, Rowan Dalton and Gina’s children Sydney and Connor of Methuen, her son Jason Morin and his significant other Michelle Cirrone of Salem, NH and her son Jacob Morin and his significant other Melana Winegar of Methuen. Her siblings include her brother Roger Travers and his wife Blanche of Haverhill, and her sister Lori Travers of Haverhill. She also leaves her loving nieces Aleasha Travers and Vic Travers as well as her great nephew Royce who were also held dear to her heart. Ron lost his Hun. Gina, Jason and Jake lost their Mahm. Roger and Lori lost their Sister “San” Sydney and Connor lost their Nanna Aleasha, Vic and Royce lost their Nunny. Everyone she loved and touched lost a piece of them, but we all gained a Guardian Angel.…until we meet again.
Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Thursday April 4, 2019 from 9am to Noon at the Dewhirst & Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen. Funeral services will follow the calling hours at Noon on Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in St Mary Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Lawrence. To leave an online condolence, please go to www.dewhirstbolesfuneral.com.