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“David and Family,The loss of Sandy leaves me with a sadness well beyond words. Sandy had the brightest eyes, the prettiest smile and the warmest...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Marian Carpentino - Waltham, MA

“Dear David,Words cannot express my sadness over the loss of Sandy. I hope the memories created and the wonderful family surrounding you will get you...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Helen DAvid - Waltham, MA

“Cousin Sanda was a wonderful woman and like my second mother in my childhood years. Always allowing me to sleep over and hang out with my cousins. ...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Rosemarie Ward - Boynton Beach, FL

“We are so very sorry and saddened to hear of Sandy's passing. She was a wonderfully warm person and we have many happy memories of her. We cannot be...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Joe and Pam Sullivan - Pepperell, MA

“We are so sorry to hear about Sandy. She was patient and kind and took the best care of my children when they were babies. Sandy was a special lady...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Kerrie Blanchard - Waltham, MA

“We are very sorry for the passing of your mother. We love you Christine. She is at peace now. You are a great daughterLove Debbie Lucci ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: Deborah Lucci - Boston, MA

“So sorry for you David and your family. God took Sandra home as she forfilled his plan she had for her on earth. ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: David & Sandra Widdows Katvala

“We are so sorry to hear this. Now she is with her loving mom and dad in heaven to watch over her family and friends there. Love to all friends and...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Tony and Betty Sorrenti - FL

“David and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sandy was a wonderful person. Kind and patient to everyone. She will be missed by all. Love you...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Patty (Gauvin) Casasanto - MA

“Sandy always had a big smile when she greeted me at family gatherings and always was very welcoming! RIP ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: Marie Menfi - South Denns, MA

“How many memories were made over the years with your family. So many campfires and laughter. Sandy, Debbie and I shared a special bond that no...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: LILLIAN NEWCOMB - Dover, NH

“So sorry to hear about Sandra passing. I certainly remember how organized she was and planning get togethers. I am the oldest of all the cousins on...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Barbara "Widdows"WP Potts - WA

“Sandra's passing brings pain and memories to two Nova families. My heart is with you both. Jim ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: James Fowler - EAST ORLEANS, MA

“We are sorry to hear of Sandra's passing. ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Diane and Kevin McNally - MA

“To Dave and Family, I am so sorry for the passing of your loving wife Sandy.....Sandy was quite a lady .....patient, kind and a wonderful person......Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Bob and Mary Ann McGovern - MA

“love ya Sandra you were the best of the best love in which no other person has giving more your cousin Wayne ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: wayne cusano - middleboro, MA

“love ya Sandra you were the best of the best love in which no other person has giving more your cousin Wayne ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: wayne cusano - middleboro, MA

“love ya Sandra you were the best of the best love in which no other person has giving more your cousin Wayne ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: wayne cusano - middleboro, MA

“so sorry to Dave and the family Cherish the Memories sincerely Donna David ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Donna David - Waltham, MA

Waltham – Sandy Walazek was the great family organizer and able to bring everyone and everything together for the annual family reunions and holiday gatherings. As a day care provider for over 40 years she had the patience of a saint and a love that extended beyond her immediate family.

Her battle with ovarian cancer ended when she died on Saturday, September 23, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was 69.

Sandra A. Landry was born on August 31, 1948 in Waltham a daughter of the late Albert B. and Lucy A. (Gullotti) Landry. Raised and educated in Waltham she graduated from Waltham High School. She married David C. Walazek on October 18, 1969 in Saint Charles Borromeo Church and for over 40 years she worked as a private day care provider.

Her love for family and friends was evident in her ability to skillfully organize the family reunions and holiday gatherings. Her love for the game of baseball was palpable and she was a loyal Red Sox fan. She and David enjoyed traveling and camping at Grand View Campground in Rochester, New Hampshire. Active at Our Lady's Church in Waltham she served as a Eucharistic minister and taught in its CCD program.

Her signature chocolate chip cookies were made with one ingredient you cannot purchase at the store…love. Everyone looked forward to her cookies. As well…her cakes for any occasion were legendary and elaborate.

In addition to her husband David of 48 years, she leaves their children, David C. Walazek Jr. and his wife, Maria of Billerica, Christine M. Cleary and her husband, William of Andover and Jason A. Walazek and his wife, Patricia of Tewksbury; her grandchildren, Gabriella and Justin Walazek, Billy, Logan and Finn Cleary, Elaina, Connor and Jack Walazek; her siblings, Debra A. Vautour and her husband, Frederick, Albert B. Landry, Jr., and his wife, Lynne and Richard F. Landry and his wife, Andrea, all of Waltham and several nieces & nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Sandra's life by gathering for calling hours in the Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, September 29th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham, where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Mt. Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorials in her name may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

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