Sandra J. (Marchant) Howard

August 19, 1948 ~ August 26, 2021 (age 73)


Sandra J. Howard, 73, of Sanford, passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021.  Sandy was born to Gerald & Concetta (Lupino) Marchant on August 19, 1948 in Watertown, MA.  She grew up and graduated high school in Billrica MA . 


Sandy married and started a family moving to Sanford, ME.  She was a stay at home mom with her 3 children.  When her children were old enough she went to work for the Journal Tribune for many years teaching kids paper routes.  Later on she spent 21 years as a school crossing guard. 


Sandy loved baseball , when Sanford announced they needed volunteers for a new baseball team The Sanford Mainers, she was the first person you saw at the gate working the ticket booth along side her husband for several seasons and didn't miss a game. 


Sandy adored her Toy Yorkie Jake and loved taking him for walks and sitting on her front porch watching "her" hummingbirds.  


Sandy was predeceased by her newborn twin daughters Elaine and Laura, her parents, brother George and sister Geraldine.


She is survived by her husband of almost 52 years James Howard SR, daughter Lee-Ann Gagnon and significant other Steve Baltzley, daughter Patricia-Lee Osborne and husband Kurt, son James Howard JR and fiancee Jennifer King.  Granddaughters Miranda, Samantha, Haley, Ashley, and Kelsey. Grandsons Hunter, Alex and Shaun and her favorite , 3 great grandchildren,  McKenna, Brooklynn and Westin.  Sisters Linda Burns and Joann Isabell, brother Gerald Marchant and many nieces and nephews. 


Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, August 29th from 1 to 3PM at the Lafrance-Lambert & Black Funeral Home, 29 Winter Street, Sanford.


Burial will be at the Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale.


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August 29, 2021

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