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Sandra  L. (Collura)  Scafidi

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1 of 19 | Posted by: Mike/Mickey Freundlich - Bend, OR

“Many wonderful times, some sad times and many decades of friendship and support. I will miss your friendship and support and our dinners together. ...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Gene Doherty - New Castle, NH

“Many joys, some sorrows and many adventures carried us over span of many decades. I will miss you and our dinners. Watch over us, your friends,...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Gene Doherty - New Castle, NH

“We love you and will miss your sense of humor. I hope you are happy with Uncle Tony. Have a tea party with mom and Aunt Gert. ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Ann Driscoll - Epping, NH

“Your mom and dad were very close to my mom and dad, Carl and Ellie Lepordo. They would get together often and just laugh and tell stories. I don't...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Lisa Maksander - Sudbury, MA

“Your mom was, and will remain, as one of my favorite people. So grateful to have known her and have her as a special part of my younger years. Her...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Jodi Mullen Morrison - Sudbury, MA

“Sandie was one of the kindest, most loving people I have known. Extremely humble. My deepest sympathy to her sons and grandchildren. ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Eula Walsh - Waltham, MA - Friend

“Sandie was one of the kindest, most loving people I have known. Extremely humble. My deepest sympathy to her sons and grandchildren. ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Eula Walsh - Waltham, MA - Friend

“To my friend Sandie's Family, my heart is breaking. Your Mom to me was an invisible woman that nothing could stop her or intimidate her. No task was...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Alice DeFranco - Sudbury, MA

“My dear friend. Too soon for us not to be together anymore. All our future plans will have to wait until we are together once again.As we said...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Adele Ellis - North Bridgton, ME

“Boys...your mom and my mom (Joan Oberg) were great friends. My mom passed on Oct.3rd. Prior to both their passings, they spoke every Sunday morning...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Sharon pouliot - Ayer, MA

“One of my fondest memory of Sandie was at Parents Weekend at Providence College. Matt and my daughter, Gwen were both students there and grew up in...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Madeleine Gelsinon - SUDBURY, MA

“Boys, your mom was the best! She and your dad were so important to the town and residents of Sudbury. Your loss is Heaven's gain. Rest In Peace, good...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Carol Hammer - Hudson, MA

“So very sorry for your loss Your Mom was the sweetest person always smiling We knew your Mom for a long time Dick Scafidi was my brother in law I am...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Ann Burke - Waltham, MA

“Our deepest sympathy to Sandie's family. We are deeply sorry for your loss. We worked with Sandie at Lincoln Stores in Waltham when we were all in...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Gerry Chiasson - Acquaintance

“So sorry for the loss of both your parents, they were such special people. I don't think I ever saw your mother without her camera. LS was truly...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Jim/Mary Jane Mack - MA

“Dear Tony, Ted, Andy and Matt,I am so sad to hear The news of your Mother's passing. I loved her so much. I will miss her. I will remember all the...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: June Scafidi - Maynard, MA

“I met Sandy on several occasions through my late aunt, Carolyn Hylander.Sandy was a babysitter for Carolyn's boys when she was in high school.They...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Michael Sullivan - Waltham, MA

“What a memorable woman Sandie Scafidi was! Sandie always had a smile and a quick retort. Everyone and everything was worthy of comment and a chuckle...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Mary Mahoney - Sudbury, MA


Sandra L. Scafidi joined her husband Anthony R. (Tony) in eternal life, after nine short months apart, on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. She was 77.

Born in Waltham on April 6, 1943 Sandie (spelled with an "ie"), was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Bettie (Fisher) Collura.

Sandie was a graduate of Rosary Academy in Watertown (Class of 1961). She was a member of the Rosary Academy Board of Directors, remaining in touch with her cherished classmates and organizing their class reunions throughout the years.

On September 14, 1963, she was married to Tony Scafidi in Saint Mary's Church, Waltham, and the couple started their family in their hometown before relocating to Sudbury in 1973. They remained in Sudbury for 35 years, before moving to Northborough in 2009.

Sandie loved her time in Sudbury and remained an integral part of the community even after her four boys were grown. She was involved with the Lincoln-Sudbury High School Boosters Club and was a longtime member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, where she led the Folk Mass liturgies. She was proud to be honored as the 1992-1993 Citizen of the Year by the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce. Over the years, Sandie became a Sudbury icon; someone who truly helped make Sudbury a better community in which to live.

Having always believed that photography was the greatest way to capture life's moments, her dedication to her four boys and their involvement in Sudbury sports led her to a lifelong passion. This passion turned into a career when Sandie opened her own photography business which she operated for more than thirty years.

Her photography career began with short, youth sport recaps and write-ups for the Sudbury Town Crier. These weekly updates, which included her sports action photos, led the newspaper to hire her for other local events and her photography business soon expanded to religious events, family occasions and real estate. Sandie was also the official sports photographer for Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, shooting all team pictures and action photos during games. During the 1980s and early 90s, many L-S athletes had poster-sized photos of themselves hanging in their rooms, all of which were shots captured by Sandie Scafidi. There are hundreds of families thankful that she captured their memories today.

Sandie will be remembered as a woman who adored her four sons and considered her grandchildren, who called her "Nannie", her greatest blessings. Her love of her family and her dearest friends, great sense of humor, sharp wit, selflessness, and her innate ability to make others feel special, will be sorely missed.

She leaves behind her sons, Anthony (Tony) Scafidi (Laurie Desmond) of Litchfield, New Hampshire, Edward (Ted) Scafidi (Kim Porcello) of Roslindale, Andrew (Andy) Scafidi (Julie Buxton) of Concord, and Matthew (Matt) Scafidi (Alicia Radl) of Westwood; her grandchildren, Lexie, Sophie, Jake, Francesca, Maddie, Nico, Cole, Ryan, Liliana, Iyla, and Maci; her siblings, Linda Collura (David Keefe) of Waltham, Robert Collura of Eustis, Florida, Michael Collura (Deborah Durgin) of North Andover; sister in-law of Jeannette Scafidi of Waltham and Bernard Scafidi (Pat Jasset) of Westminster; also survived by dozens of nieces & nephews and their families.

Out of an abundance of love and caution for family and friends, services for Sandie will be private.

Her family invites you to participate in her services on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 10 a.m. via this link: https://iframe.dacast.com/b/156599/c/566010


In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215 (www.dana-farber.org).