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“Shannon, Sean, Jamie....I am so sorry for your loss. I know words cannot sooth the pain ,just know her pain is over and she is in a better place. ...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Mark Rowny - Colonie, NY

“John , Shawn, Shannon and Jamie. I just received the news today of your dear wife, and mothers passing. I had the pleasure of being part of your...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Holly Montone - Charlotte, NC

“John Sean Shannon and Jamie I am so sorry this had to happen you know how much I loved your mother she has broken all of our hearts but will always...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Lynn zenner - SCHENECTADY, NY

“Bill and Jamie I have no words to make the pain any less. Just remember the good memories and let family and friends help you... She was a wonderful...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Dorothy Smith - Rotterdam, NY

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: George and Maria Tomaselli - NY

“She will so be missed ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Nora Stafford - Schenectady, NY

“From my family to yours, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Chris Tomaselli - Schenectady, NY

“I consider myself very lucky to have known someone such as Sandy. I was one of her "co workers" many years ago at Ellis Hospital. So many memories of...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: JoAnne Oram - Albany, NY - Friend

“We are truly sorry for your loss. Although I did not know Sandy, I know Sean and he is a great guy, and I'm sure Sandy was great as well. Our...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Christopher Evans - Glenville, NY

“So sad that my friend I have known since middle school is no longer with us. Sandy was a gem. We have such great times in school. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Paula Kokosa - Schenectady, NY

“Sandy was a beautiful and gentle soul. I came to know her when she worked with my Mom (Kay Tucker), and other family members (Michelle Barbera, Rob...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Dale Tucker - Schenectady, NY

“I had the privilege of working with Sandy at WalMart in Rotterdam. She was thoughtful,caring,dedicated,and had a smile and kind word for every...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Vicki Blew-Taylor - Rotterdam, NY

“Be at peace, suffer no more, for you are in gods hands now, ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Diane Sanchez - Greenville, NY

“I am deeply sorry for the family's loss. May she rest in peace. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Anatoliy Borts - Rotterdam, NY

“I am so sorry for the loss of this truly magnificent woman who was at first a client but then became my friend. She was always so friendly and polite...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Andrea Miller - Albany, NY


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ROTTERDAM – Sandy Montone Donovan, 69, entered into eternal rest after a long illness on Sunday at Ellis Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Sandy was born in Schenectady on September 28, 1947 a daughter of the late Frank and Vera Montone. She graduated from Linton High School, class of 1965, beginning work as a medical transcriptionist at Ellis Hospital. For many years, Sandy dedicated herself not only to her family, but also to the Ciccarelli family, as nanny for Danny, Luke, Mark and John. In later years, Sandy worked for Rodriguez Enterprises and in the Electronic Department at Walmart on Altamont Avenue. Her love, compassion, kindness and generosity touched the lives of so many. She was a faithful supporter of St. Jude's Children's Hospital, St. Joseph's Indian School and the American Cancer Society.
Sandy is survived by her beloved husband John E. Donovan, Jr., whom she wed on January 27, 1973; loving children, Shannon (Patrick) Murphy, of Rotterdam, Sean (Colleen) Donovan, of Rotterdam and Jamie (Billy) Bolton, of Glenville; she was Nonny to her precious granddaughters, Isabella and Kalli Murphy; sister to Franny Steele, of Burnt Hills and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Friday at 10 am at the Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home, 501 Union St., with Fr. Jim Belogi, officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park, Colonie.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home on Thursday from 5 to 8 pm.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a memorial contribution to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, at www.stjude.org; St. Joseph's Indian School at www.stjo.org or the American Cancer Society at donate.cancer.org