Sandra R. Hart (Sandy) passed away at her home in Burlington, with her soul mate, partner in life and beloved husband David A. Hart by her side.
Sandy was born in Fall River MA in May of 1946. She was the daughter of the late Anton and Delma Leonardo. She eventually moved to Arlington MA where she started her career at the Harvard Coop in Cambridge MA and worked there for 17 years. It was during this time Sandy and David met, she in Accounts Payable and he in Data Processing. She later went on to work for United College Book stores Framingham MA for several years, before working for the Town of Lexington in the accounting office for 22 years, when she happily retired.
Sandy and David were married in September 1979. An outdoor wedding under a gazebo at a Franciscan Monastery overlooking the Saco river in Saco ME. They lived in Arlington MA till 1994 when they moved to Burlington. Over the years they were able to travel to many places but the one place she loved the most was St Thomas.
Sandy was a crafter and she and her business partner and longtime closest friend (BFF) Debra Martin of Tewksbury have done craft shows for many years as Reflections and Memories. She loved taking small raw wooden boxes, frames, lanterns and bring them to life. Some had handmade dragon eyes on them. She was a true artist she didn’t like repetition. Her second passion was Legos, of which she had many sets. David would go to the Lego store each New Year’s Day to get the newest set released that day. She told everybody Legos are her diamonds.
A message from her oldest grandson Zach; “My Nana was a really special one-of-a-kind person. It is rare to find someone who is so loved and spreads so much love. Even when she didn’t show it in the way one might imagine, she was a very happy and positive person, and I know that for a fact. I know that she loved our family and was very proud of my brother and I. She told me a few months ago that the main reason she had tried so hard and pushed and done everything she could to live this long was so she could see us kids succeed, and she said ‘Don’t make me regret it’. And I don’t think anyone did. I think she was at peace when she passed, she was ‘ready’ in a sense. I am horrifically sad she is gone but I will always have her with me. Thank you, Nana.”
Sandy was the beloved wife of David Hart. Loving mother of her daughter Pamela Vigil and her husband Brian of Franklin and her son Robert Schofield and his wife Crissie of Fort Myers, FL. She was the proud Nana to her two grandsons, Zach and Nick Vigil of Franklin, and her granddaughter Ashley Schofield of Fort Myers, FL. Sandy also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Due to the world today, funeral service will be private; a memorial in Sandy’s name can be sent to; No Kill Advocacy Center, 6114 La Salle Ave 837, Oakland, CA 94611.