Sandra R. Bird, 76, of Marlborough


Marlborough – Sandra R. “Sandy” (Hill) Bird, 76, died unexpectedly Wednesday, May 20, 2015 after being stricken ill suddenly. She was the wife of Robert Bird Sr., to whom she was married for 53 years.

She was born in Framingham, the daughter of the late John and Grace (Tillitson) Hill, and moved to Marlborough after getting married 53 years ago.

Sandy, along with her husband, operated the former Pleasant Trucking in Marlborough for many years and later worked as a secretary for Prudential Insurance before her retirement.

Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Robert Bird Jr. of Marlborough; one sister, Marilyn Borelli of Southborough; and three grandchildren, Jacy Zichella, Garry Sampson Jr., and Thomas Bird. She was predeceased by a daughter, Barbara Sampson.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, May 27, at 11 a.m., at Edgell Grove Cemetery, 53 Grove St., Framingham. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, May 26, from 4-8 p.m., at the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home (, 95 West Main St., Marlborough.