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Mary (MacDonald) Sandstrom

May 9, 1947 — February 6, 2024

Winchendon

Mary (MacDonald) Sandstrom,  born on May 9, 1947, in Newton, MA passed away peacefully on February 6, 2024 at the Fitchburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. 

 Mary had lived in Winchendon for 25 years after previously living in Millville.  Before meeting her husband Thomas, Mary grew up and lived in Newton,MA. 

Mary worked proudly at Howard Johnson Hotel in Newton for many years. She was a devoted wife to her late husband, Thomas Sandstrom, and enjoyed their leisurely drives throughout New England. 

She is survived by her stepdaughters, grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Mary is preceded in death by her father, Edmund MacDonald, her mother, Catherine(McCormick) MacDonald, her beloved husband Thomas, her brothers, Abie, Eddy, Jackie, Fran and Paul MacDonald, her sisters Kathy Wood, Ellie Rossetti and Marge Newfell. 

The family would like to acknowledge and thank the staff of Fitchburg Nursing and Rehab and her guardian Marlene Messina for the loving care given to Mary.

A celebration of Mary's life will begin with a calling hour on Friday, February 16, 2024, at 8:00 a.m. Funeral service will be at 9 a.m. at the Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon, Massachusetts, 

  The graveside ceremony will be held at 10:00 am at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon, Massachusetts, 01475. 

In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice. 

As we honor Mary's life, we invite you to share your memories and photographs on the memorial page.

 Mary loved deeply, lived fully, and is now at peace. We take solace in knowing that her spirit continues to inspire us, and she will forever remain in our hearts. 

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Friday, February 16, 2024

9:00 - 9:30 am (Eastern time)

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Friday, February 16, 2024

10:00 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

111 Glenallen Street

, Winchendon, MA 01475

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