Sandra Lee Farrell, 75, of Pepperell, passed away Friday, June 4, 2021, at Lowell General Hospital, after having fought advanced kidney disease for many years.
The youngest daughter of the late Walter H. Farrell and the late Lillian J. (Lynch) Farrell, she was born June 16, 1945, and raised in the Belvidere section of Lowell and was educated in the Lowell School System. She graduated from Lowell High School Class of ‘62 and then attended Lowell Commercial College.
Sandy worked for more than nineteen years at Vesper Country Club as the Administrative Assistant and in all roles associated with banquet service. She was proud to serve the Vesper community and had many close associations with special members and staff. Later in life she enjoyed visiting the Pepperell Senior Center and will be remembered for her brief but impactful presence as a receptionist serving her peers. She enjoyed every day there, meeting new seniors, and working with the caring staff.
As a member of the American Legion Post 247 Ladies Auxiliary in Tyngsboro, Sandy chaired the local effort of the Support the Troops Campaign during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Soliciting donations, organizing, collecting, and shipping care packages to soldiers gave her great pleasure, and she appreciated receiving a card or message from the thankful soldiers.
Sandy enjoyed traveling and made the trip of her lifetime with her brother Neil and his wife Marjorie to their ancestral home in Ireland. She enjoyed day trips to the beach especially to Hampton (NH) and York Beach (ME) as well as Newburyport (MA), Portland (ME), and Newport (RI), ending the visit watching the sunset overlooking the ocean at a restaurant enjoying a fresh fish dinner (jumping off the stove). Prior to her illnesses, Sandy loved coffee brandy sombreros and Winston cigarettes.
Most important to Auntie Sandy was enjoying time with her family, especially her many nieces and nephews. Whether visiting in person, or on a long-distance phone call, sharing some laughs and news of the day made her life happy. Auntie Sandy could affectionately be called a “Bonus Grandmother” to Olivia and Vaughn Sasek. She is survived by Pam Farrell, Brenda and Caitlin Rein, and Christopher Farrell of Florida, Brenda Moyer and Tammy Sweeney of Ohio, Susan and Mark Rowbotham of Tyngsboro (MA), and Robin and Scott Sasek also of Tyngsboro. She is pre-deceased by her three siblings Charles Neil Farrell of Jacksonville, FL, Barbara A. Slosser of Salem, OH, and Gail P. Salwa of Chelmsford, MA.
You are invited to her visitation on Wednesday, June 9 from 3 until 7 pm. at the MAHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 187 Nesmith Street, Lowell, MA, 978-452-6361. On Thursday, June 10, her funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 12 p.m. Internment at St. Patrick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Sandy would like you to make a donation in her name to Make a Wish Foundation America, Gift Processing, 1702 East Highland Ave, Suite 400, Phoenix AZ 85016.