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Sandra J. Diego-Cooper

Sandra J. Diego-Cooper, 65, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Sandy was a graduate of The High School of Commerce in Springfield, MA. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Lyndon State University in Vermont, and a Master’s degree from the Graduate School at the University of Delaware. She taught special education in the Colonial School District for over 30 years, where she demonstrated a passion for educating all children. She retired to Chincoteague, VA, and enjoyed her final days with her numerous friends.

Sandy is survived by her children, Jason F. Cooper of New Castle, DE and Jennifer A. Cooper of Charlotte, NC; her grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law; and nephew.

A gathering for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 7 pm on Friday evening, May 9, 2014 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Sandy’s name may be sent to The Kenny Family Foundation, 501 S. Walnut Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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  1. Debbie Freburger, May 8, 2014

    My heart breaks that we will not share the plans we had together to sit in the field and watch my new home be build. All the gifts you have give me to be put in our new home will forever be cherished. The little blue spruce tree that you gave us to plant in our new front yard has already taken root there, and each Christmas will have a decoration hanging on it with your name. I know you were not ready to go, as we had so many plans for this summer, but He has called you and I know where you are. God Bless you my friend and peace be with your family in their time of grief.

  2. Elaine & Shanna Baseman, May 8, 2014

    We send our deepest and sincere condolences to your family. She was always there for our family. She will definitely be missed.

  3. John Rice USMC, May 8, 2014

    Sandy was a good friend and a wonderful person. May God watch over her. She will be missed by many.

  4. Carl & Hannah Hartley, May 8, 2014

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. You will be missed by many. RIP Sandy

  5. Pat Shearman, May 8, 2014

    I am devastated by my cousin Sandy’s death. We shared a lot over the years and she was a friend as well as family. I will miss our long telephone conversations about everything and nothing. Red Sox Nation has lost a devoted fan. I mourn her passing and will remember her always with deepest love.

  6. Jimmy & Paulette Brasure, May 8, 2014

    Jason, we will miss your mother as a friend. & neigbor @ trail’s End. Our thoughts & Prayers are with you.

  7. Susan kennedy, May 8, 2014

    Sending caring thoughts and sympathy to Cousin Sandy’s family.

  8. Jan Cardoza, May 8, 2014

    Sandy’s only fault was she tried to help everyone, she had a heart as big as the moon. She was creative, artistic and emailed me some of the funniest jokes I have ever heard. When I had cancer she sent me something funny almost everyday to keep my spirits up. I will miss her crazy stories and sense of humor.She will be greatly missed.

  9. Katherine Shearman, May 8, 2014

    My heartfelt sympathy goes to cousin Rick and to Jason and Jennifer.
    With love

  10. Jim & Diane Bolten, May 10, 2014

    We are so sorry for your loss. Sandy & her family are in our prayers.

  11. Joan Shearman, May 11, 2014

    My thoughts go out to the family Rick, Jason and Jennifer. So sorry for your loss.

  12. Alan Kaye, October 17, 2014

    Fondly remembering Sandy from our days of visiting Massachusetts.


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