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The Fortin Group

217 Turner Street, Auburn, ME

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Sandra M. Wilson

14 avril , 195520 décembre , 2019
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LEWISTON: Our caring, loving Sandra went home to God in Heaven on Friday December 20, 2019 at CMMC in Lewiston with her loving family by her side. It’s a very difficult time for all of us. She meant everything to us all. She was born in Lewiston on April 14, 1955 a daughter of the late Robert and Reta (Fitzsimmons) Holt. She grew up in Mechanic Falls and attended local schools there. She was a graduate of Edward Little High School and went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Childhood Education. On November 30, 1974 she married Alan Wilson in Lewiston at Ss. Peter & Paul Church and they started a family together. As a mother, she would help her children, Katie and Alan Jr. stay safe, have great holidays, guide them through school and manage all of life’s struggles. There was a great deal of love. She was the perfect loving wife as well. Alan needed nothing else in this world but her. Sandi was a great balance for many people, including Alan, because she could make people see the human side of issues. In her career with HeadStart, she spent 30 years working with 4-year-olds; many of whom were deficient in skills that we take for granted. From when the year started to when the year ended the children would greatly increase in their skills. She made a true difference in their lives. She had many fan clubs wherever she went. She spent a few years working with mentally handicapped people; all of whom loved her. Sandi also wrote a children's book, "Roby's Rabbit" that she was very proud of. Finally, she worked at everyone’s favorite, Elm Street School in Mechanic Falls. Her training involved a lot of early childhood education. So, there she worked with the kindergarten and first grade teachers. They found her invaluable. The most troublesome children, she could make a difference with. Again, making a true difference in lives. She will be deeply missed by many. She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Alan Wilson of Mechanic Falls, her children; Katie Hayward and her husband Scott of Farmingdale, and Alan Jr. of Poland as well as her sister Sharon and her husband Michael and their son Michael, Jr. of Poland, her brother Jeffrey and his wife Nancy of Lewiston and their children, Michael, Samantha and Anthony, her father-in-law Robert Wilson of South Portland, her sister-in-law Heidi Wilson also of South Portland and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her very special grandchildren, who were the light of her life, Cole, Ainsley, Riley and Hadley. She, along with Alan loved being grandparents and could not get enough of the grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother Robert "Robbie" Holt, Jr. Condolences and fond memories of Sandi may be shared at www.thefortingroupauburn.com The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all those who have shown their support and offered their thoughts and prayers during this immensely trying time. Visiting hours will be held at Fortin\Auburn on Sunday December 29, 2019 from 3-7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday December 30, 2019 at 11am at Sacred Heart Church in Auburn. Interment will take place in the spring at Maple Grove Cemetery in Mechanic Falls. Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, may make a charitable contribution in Sandi's honor to St. Jude's Children's Hospital at www.stjude.org Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn, 783-8545.

  • FAMILLE

  • Sandi is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Alan Wilson of Mechanic Falls, her children; Katie Hayward and her husband Scott of Farmingdale, and Alan Jr. of Poland as well as her sister Sharon and her husband Michael and their son Michael, Jr. of Poland, her brother Jeffrey and his wife Nancy of Lewiston and their children, Michael, Samantha and Anthony, her father-in-law Robert Wilson of South Portland, her sister-in-law Heidi Wilson also of South Portland and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her very special grandchildren, who were the light of her life, Cole, Ainsley, Riley and Hadley. She, along with Alan loved being grandparents and could not get enough of the grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother Robert "Robbie" Holt, Jr.
  • DONS

  • St. Jude's Children's Hospital at www.stjude.org

Services

  • Visiting Hours dimanche, 29 décembre , 2019
  • A Mass of Christian Burial lundi, 30 décembre , 2019

Souvenirs

Sandra M. Wilson

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Diana Grimmel

décembre 30, 2019

Sandy my darling friend I still cant believe you are gone. We have been friends for thirty years. We met when I started working at Head Start in 1989. I remember when you would have a staff person out and I would come in to your room early to help out before going to my own in the afternoon. You were so friendly and loving and the children loved you so. I loved going in your classroom. You made everything fun and everyone felt loved. You did this in work as well as your outside life. You always found the positive in things and your smile shined through in everything you did. You raised an amazing family and had a loving kind husband. I know you felt very loved and appreciated and you were. Your children and grandchildren never had to doubt just how much you loved and adored them. I know how much they will all miss you and am so glad that they have such wonderful memories and pictures to look back on to help them get through the tough days. I love you dearly my friend. Thank you for the many years of love and friendship. Until we meet again. I love you! hugs to you and your family!

Stephanie Fitton

décembre 29, 2019

Some of my fondest memories of living and working in Maine involve Sandi. She was a dear, sweet, earnest and welcoming soul who invited me into her workplace, community and home. It was a beautiful friendship that continued for over twenty years, and I remember so enjoying her visit to see me and my young son Tommy in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, along with her sweet husband Alan. I wish peace and strength for Alan, Kate, Alan Jr., and the family. Xoxo
I was better for knowing her.

Kerri McQuaide

décembre 29, 2019

It was only just this school year that I met Sandi when I joined the Elm Street School team. Sandi was one of those people whom was very warm and welcoming to me. She always had a smile and I was in awe of her when I would see her still smiling and using her "calm" voice with some of the "hardest" student moments. I am truly saddened by the loss of her and wish to let her family know how often I have thought about them during the Holiday Season. I don't even know any of you, but I still feel the sorrow for you. I really thought it would just be a bad dream and we would see Sandi again in the New Year. Thank you for all the wonderful pictures you shared for everyone to see who didn't get to know her as long as you did. Her memory will live on this way and in the hearts of so many, especially mine. She affected me a lot in such a short period of time because we worked so closely together with several kiddos.
Rest in eternal peace, Sandi dear. Love, Kerri

Cindy Cormier

décembre 27, 2019

Growing up in the small town of Mechanic Falls, I always knew who Sandi was. However, I didn't "truly" know Sandi until I had the privilege of working with her at Elm Street School. Sandi began working with the Kindergarten team during the latter part of 2019. I realized immediately how fortunate I was to have her as a teammate. Sandi jumped right in and went above and beyond to help me, my teaching partner, and all of the students who were under our care. She worked relentlessly to help our students receive the attention and education that all students deserve. She would work with students in small groups, large groups, and one on one. Sandi wasn't one to complain and would do whatever was needed or was asked of her. She also wasn't one to sit idle. If she had a moment of "downtime", she would fill it by sharpening pencils, cutting laminated items, photocopying, or making games for the students. Sandi would ask for things to take home and do so she wouldn't just be "sitting around". As I sat in my classroom today doing some of these tasks, I couldn't help but reflect on that last day Sandi and I talked. Her final act of kindness to me was to offer to help me wrap gifts as I was lamenting that I hadn't even begun that job yet! She told me she was a great wrapper and she'd even do it for free!I laughed and told her I knew that it would get done and to have a good weekend. I wish I'd have known that was the last time I would see her. There would have been so many more things I would have said to her. So, Sandi, thank you for being a wonderful teacher and encouragement to me. Thank you for all of your help and for your friendship. I feel that I truly "know" you now. Rest easy, my friend.

NANCY MERRILL

décembre 26, 2019

Sandy and I worked togather at K-Mart when it first opened thats when Sandy became like a sister to me . As time passed with our busy lives we have tried to stay in touch but not like I would have liked to . Sandy will be missed she has brought sunshine in to every life she has touched.

Susan Lea

décembre 25, 2019

Sandi was a lovely, warm and friendly person. Her death is a loss not only for her family, but for the whole community.
I am sorry I will not be able to attend the services for Sandi as I will be in Georgia.
Warmest regards to Sandi's Family.
Susan Lea

Jennifer Mundell

décembre 24, 2019

I did not have the pleasure of knowing Sandi on a personal level like many others sharing memories but my husband and I lived across the street for many years with our 2 grandchildren and eventually our 2 dogs. Sandi always had a smile and a wave for us or the kids while waiting in the doorway for her dog, no matter the time of day or the weather. Once we got our dogs she included them in her greetings as well, always telling us how beautiful they were. We moved further down the street a year ago but anytime we saw her around town she still had her friendly greetings for us and conversations with the kids and about our dogs. Although we didn’t know her like many others, she will be missed by our family. Her thoughtfulness and friendly greetings will always be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.

Anneke MacIsaac

décembre 23, 2019

I worked with Sandy at Head Start. She was such a good person with a great sense of humor. She had such a positive impact on so many. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Patricia O’Brien

décembre 23, 2019

I will miss Sandi’s beautiful smile and welcoming spirit. She was a treasure who will live on in all those whose lives she so generously and kindly touched. My prayers and thoughts are with you , Alan, and all your family. Pat

Louanna Lappin

décembre 22, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss, I had the pleasure of working with her at the progress center, she was always so positive and uplifting,she enjoyed life, she always had a contagious smile, you will be sadly missed by so many. Rest easy angel, until we meet again.

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Biographie

LEWISTON: Our caring, loving Sandra went home to God in heaven on Friday December 20, 2019 at CMMC in Lewiston with her loving family by her side. It’s a very difficult time for all of us. She meant everything to us all. She was born in Lewiston on April 14, 1955 a daughter of the late Robert and Reta (Fitzsimmons) Holt. She grew up in Mechanic Falls and attended local schools there. She was a graduate of Edward Little High School and went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Childhood Education.
On November 30, 1974 she married Alan Wilson in Lewiston at Ss. Peter & Paul Church and they started a family together.
As a mother, she would help her children, Katie and Alan Jr. stay safe, have great holidays, guide them through school and manage all of life’s struggles. There was a great deal of love.
She was the perfect loving wife as well. Alan needed nothing else in this world but her. Sandi was a great balance for many people, including Alan, because she could make people see the human side of issues.
In her career with HeadStart, she spent 30 years working with 4-year-olds; many of whom were deficient in skills that we take for granted. From when the year started to when the year ended the children would greatly increase in their skills. She made a true difference in their lives. She had many fan clubs wherever she went. She spent a few years working with mentally handicapped people; all of whom loved her. Sandi also wrote a children's book, "Roby's Rabbit" that she was very proud of.
Finally, she worked at everyone’s favorite, Elm Street School in Mechanic Falls. Her training involved a lot of early childhood education. So, there she worked with the kindergarten and first grade teachers. They found her invaluable. The most troublesome children, she could make a difference with. Again, making a true difference in lives. She will be deeply missed by many.
She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Alan Wilson of Mechanic Falls, her children; Katie Hayward and her husband Scott of Farmingdale, and Alan Jr. of Poland as well as her sister Sharon and her husband Michael and their son Michael, Jr. of Poland, her brother Jeffrey and his wife Nancy of Lewiston and their children, Michael, Samantha and Anthony, her father-in-law Robert Wilson of South Portland, her sister-in-law Heidi Wilson also of South Portland and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her very special grandchildren, who were the light of her life, Cole, Ainsley, Riley and Hadley. She, along with Alan loved being grandparents and could not get enough of the grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother Robert "Robbie" Holt, Jr.
Condolences and fond memories of Sandi may be shared at www.thefortingroupauburn.com
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all those who have shown their support and offered their thoughts and prayers during this immensely trying time.
Visiting hours will be held at Fortin\Auburn on Sunday December 29, 2019 from 3-7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday December 30, 2019 at 11am at Sacred Heart Church in Auburn. Interment will take place in the spring at Maple Grove Cemetery in Mechanic Falls. Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, may make a charitable contribution in Sandi's honor to St. Jude's Children's Hospital at www.stjude.org
Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn, 783-8545.