Sandra "Sandy" B. Chandler

March 17, 1937May 23, 2022
Obituary of Sandra "Sandy" B. Chandler
On Sunday May 22, 2022, we lost a truly remarkable woman, Sandra B. Chandler (Kulas) of Rocky Hill. Sandy ended her earthly journey and ascended into heaven to be reunited with her three children. Sandy was the only child of Laudomia Dellapi and Robert Barnard of Hartford. She was raised by her mother and maternal grandfather in Hartford and moved to Rocky Hill in 1963 with her husband Leonard to raise their children. Following the example set by her mother, Sandy became involved in local politics, joining the Democratic Party and becoming an integral party of the Democratic Town Committee for over fifty years. In addition to serving on the Democratic Town Committee, Sandy also served for numerous years on the Town of Rocky Hill’s Elderly Housing Board. Sandy was the Office Manager for the International Brotherhood of Police Officers Union in both Rocky Hill and Cromwell. She served in this capacity for thirty-five years, retiring in 2012, having made countless friends and acquaintances in the family known as the “Thin Blue Line.” Sandy was predeceased by her mother, Laudomia; her sons, Leonard “Lenny” and Michael and her daughter, Loriann Kulas, as well as a dear friend, Carol deBear. She is survived by a granddaughter, Alyssa; her adopted family, the Degen’s (Rich, Teri, Brett and Shannon); her sister in-law, Joan Kulas of Windsor Locks and Joan’s children, Pam Esche, Mark, Gary and Wayne Kulas. Sandy had a close circle of friends who will miss her, including Laura (Belle), Mark, Jules and Jack Pawlich, Phil and Phyllis Benoit, Beverly Tolisano, Kathy and Ronnie Berube, Don and Marion Sgroi and Ailyn Colby. On Saturday, June 4, calling hours will take place from 9-10:30 a.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Josephine Bakhita Parish at St. James Church, 767 Elm Street, Rocky Hill. Sandy’s burial will be private at the discretion of the family. Memorial Donations in Sandy’s honor may be made to either the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111 or to the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial (NLEOMF), 444 E. Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. To share a memory of Sandy with her family, please visit

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Saturday, June 04, 2022

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Saturday, June 04, 2022

Mass of Christian Burial