Sandra DiTullio, 71, of Shrewsbury

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Sandra DiTullioShrewsbury – Sandra “Sandy” (Mangs) DiTullio, 71, a longtime resident of Shrewsbury, passed away Jan. 16, 2021 after a long period of declining health.

Sandy was born Sept. 17, 1949 in Worcester, the daughter of Ernest and Barbara (Walden) Mangs. Educated and raised in Worcester, Sandy met and, in April 1970, married Anthony “Tony” DiTullio. They settled in Shrewsbury, raising their family there for over 50 years.

Sandy worked in the administration offices of the Catholic Diocese of Worcester, the Worcester Telegram and Gazette, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and lastly for Tower Hill Botanical Garden before having to retire due to illness.

Sandy is survived by family who never left her side, her husband, Tony DiTullio; her son, David DiTullio, his wife, Jessica, and their children whom she cherished, Leila and Andre; a brother, Randall Mangs of East Falmouth; an uncle and aunt, Steve and Doris Mazzola; and nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. She was predeceased by an uncle and aunt, Leo and Marie “Chic” Walden.

Sandy was a vibrant woman with a huge heart and sense of humor in her younger years. She loved the beach, following her son in his career endeavors, and the lives of Elvis and Princess Diana. Sandy welcomed everyone into her home and was known for her massive display of Christmas decorations. She was an animal lover, as well, and had four dogs whom she loved unconditionally, Baron, Max, Kizer, and Ziggy. Although Sandy struggled in recent years, she still managed to be a big part of her family, seeing her grandchildren as often as she could.

The DiTullio family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of the Holy Trinity Rehabilitation Center for the many years of care, comfort, and compassion they provided for Sandy.

Out of an abundance of caution and adhering to Sandy’s wishes, all services are private. The Mercadante Funeal Home & Chapel, 370 Plantation St., Worcester, is honored to assist the family with arrangements.