OBITUARY

Sandra Jolene Gerald

May 10, 1946December 31, 2020

Sandra Jolene Gerald passed away December 31,2020 after a short illness at CMMC in Lewiston.

Sandy was born May 10th, 1946 in Newport Maine to Arthur L. Gerald and Eleanor Louella (Henry) Gerald. She grew up and attended schools in Clinton and Mexico Maine. She left High School to help her parents tend to her siblings. She Was raised Protestant and made sure her children attended church as children.

In the early 1980’s Sandy started her long tenure at Weston’s Pub in Mexico. This is where she would be forever known and called “Ma” by all the patrons and the neighborhood kids alike. “Ma” let all the neighborhood kids and her kids come in and play pool on Saturday mornings creating a deep love for the game for many.

Sandy was a longtime member of the Rumford Falls Eagles #1248 Auxiliary. Sandy enjoyed collecting Angels and butterflies that she liked to show to visitors. When you walked in you would see her cherished family pictures hung all around. She was an avid New England sport teams fan. She was a prolific writer who filled her cards with love and words.She loved to draw and bead.

Sandy married Gerard Hamner Sr. September 24 1965. They were married until 1982. She met and started seeing Leonard (Lenny) Arsenault in 1989. It was love, completely. They shared their lives together for over 30 years. Nana and Papa were inseparable. They were so proud of the grandkids and great grandkids that graced their lives. 10 grandchildren and 12 great grand kids.

Sandy was predeceased by her parents, her brother Terry Gerald, her loved pet rabbit Roger, and a much loved and missed son Patrick Hamner.

She is survived by her brothers Steve and wife Cheryl Gerald of New Hampshire, and Leland Gerald of Maine and a sister Janice of Maine ,Son Gerard Hamner Jr. and wife Aimee; his Daughter Melissa and her four children Logan, Sirius, Gaia, And Declan. all of Rumford.Daughter Carolyn Perry and husband John of Rumford; their children John Perry IV(Joey) and wife Amy, children Bayleigh, Kale, Chance of Mexico. Elizabeth and Trevor and son Jameson of California and. Ian of Rumford.Son, Harry Hamner and companion Donna Bartlett of Rumford , his son ;Anthony Hamner of Canton and his children :Lucien and Priscilla. His daughter Felicia and her companion Corey and their son Abel of Rumford and son Wyatt and daughter Hannah of Peru A daughter -in-law Shannon and her children: Daughter Kennedy and her daughter Adeline and a son Logan and special friend Patricia Demeritt. A Special thanks to the Medical staff at CMMC for the care they gave Sandy and her family.

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Melissa Ellis

January 26, 2021

Thank you for always including my aunt patti ♥️ She will be lost without you !! Say hello to my mother and sister Terri ( she always referred to you as Ma 😊) Bless your families hearts as they carry on with out you !! You are at peace ♥️♥️

Jeanne Cole

January 21, 2021

I love to hang out with Ma . sandy was a good friend one time when she had no place to live her and her daughter Caroline lived with me and I remember she had a waterbed I never been on a waterbed before and I would sleep on it when she was at work. we had a great time at western pub I miss her so much we were going to get together the next time I came home I love you Sandra so much and you will be missed

Janet Heath

January 21, 2021

I wish we had been able to see each other this past year. I have missed you so much. You have been my "big sister" for the past 20 years.
You will be truly missed sis. You will forever in my heart. Love you forever. Til we meet again.

Shirley Henry

January 21, 2021

Rip my sweet cousin.... so sorry we never got to visit like we planned.... I love you ❤ shirl henry

Donna Hartzell

January 21, 2021

I met Sandra when she first married Gerard in 1965 but our paths led us on different paths. As life goes - years later - we reconnected at Weston’s Pub...one of my favorite watering holes LOL. From the moment we reconnected we were like peas in a pod… As a matter of fact everyone thought we were sisters. As I entered the pub every time Ma was working I would here her call out “Hey cuz,. We would share a hug and she’s pour my Jack n Ginger... Years passed but our friendship remained solid and to this day I still hear her voice, see her texts, and will forever remember her calling me “Cuz”. RIP Sweet Sandy

Michael Cook

January 21, 2021

Hard to believe my Aunt Sandra is gone. I remember her from my earliest years when she and her family lived with us and her children who are my cousins became my siblings and that started a strong bond that has lasted all of our lives! I remember her spaghetti sauce! A strong but loving woman who always had a smile for me no matter how hard things were for her. Losing Patrick hurt us all for sure and I am sure they are up there looking down at us! It does not seem real that she is gone and I know that the trips back home will not be the same without her. I love you Mama!

Donna Godin-Knowlton

January 21, 2021

I will always love you Ma, we had a long and everlasting friendship, I'm thankful I was able to say goodbye. I will treasure all the years of our friendship and will miss our talks, Rest Easy Ma forever in my heart ❤

Gloria & Roland Patneaude

January 6, 2021

We are so sorry to hear the passing of Sandy Our Deepest Sympathy to you Lenny and the whole family. She was very nice and friendly and would help any one she could,

Brenda Castellano

January 6, 2021

Sandy and Lenny, I'm so sad to think of all you've been through with your failing health and trying to take care of each other. The thought of leaving the other behind in this physical world to navigate life without the other has proven to be unacceptable. Sandy always the loving, caring warrior went home ahead of Lenny in order to light the way and assist him in his transition. Her passing first also servers the purpose of letting Lenny be free of the chains that held him earthbound while making sure the love of his life would be well care for in his absence. Sandy and Lenny will always be together both physically and Spiritually adding chapters to their beautiful love story. To The Families of Sandy and Lenny you may not know me but I know you from many years of discussions, pictures, hugs and tears; we also processed Spiritual matters and I'm confident they will be together very soon and be watching over every one of you. Prayers and Healing energy to all.. Sincerely Brenda C

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY