Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of Joyce E.(Vickery) Cross of Hudson and the late Norman C. Cross. For the last 36 years, Sandra had been not only a student, but also a teacher's aide at the Life Experience School in Millis. Her life was full and her days were always busy. She was a member of the Special Peace Corps, working in the food pantry, as well as delivering meals and food to shut-ins.
She loved being outdoors and happily spent long hours in her pool or blowing bubbles. She was proud of her athletic accomplishments, which earned her a gold medal at the Special Olympics and participated in basketball and skee ball. She excelled at any arts and crafts projects and an occasion never slipped by that she did not create a banner for the day.
She loved music, especially musicals, her favorites being, The Sound of Music, Wizard of Oz, Grease, and Saturday Night Fever. While growing up in Southborough, she loved camping with her parents and she looked forward to her Saturday trips to the library.
She was honored in 1988 to have met and prayed with Mother Teresa, as well as other notables, at the Peace Abbey in Sherborn. She was close to all her friends at the Life Experience School and will be missed by her longtime dear friend, Richie.
Besides her mother, she is survived by her sisters, Annette Clement and her husband Robert of Hudson and Veronica Cove and her husband Paul of Sudbury; her nephews, Adam Cove of N. Bedford and Ryan Cove of Marlborough; and several cousins.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 5 – 7 p.m., at the Slattery Funeral Home, 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Life Experience School, 16 Lavender St., Millis, MA 02054.