Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Sandy Guastella passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Sandy Guastella was a big supporter of our cause. She regularly made donations to us despite her illness and would put out a collection container at her 4th of July yard party each year to collect donations for the following year.

Over three years she collected about $500.00 for us.

I believe she donated $175.00 towards the 2013 event, collected at the 2012 party.

Thank you Sandy. Rest in peace. I will put a remembrance page in the 2013 program book for you and since it was asked in lieu of flowers to make gift donations to Master’s Manna I will do so.

(Below was partially taken from her obituary).

Sandy Guastella
— Sandy Guastella passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. Sandy fought this battle with dignity and grace and will be dearly missed. Sandy is survived by her dearest friend of 25 years, Stephanie Crump; her beloved niece, Kim Mauro; her family of friends; her sisters, Ann Brinkerhoff, Linda Rogers and Debbie Kondracki, all of Summerville, S.C.; and nieces and nephew. She was predeceased by her mother, Betty Guastella, whom she loved dearly. Sandy was a caring person and was always interested in whatever you were doing or what you had to say. She was this way with everyone she met and made friends where ever she went. Sandy was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. She was a very kind and generous person. She had an incredible ability to engage complete strangers in conversation as if they were longtime friends.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to Master’s Manna, 46 North Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT. 06492.

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