Sandra P. (James) Schmelling

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Sandra P. (James) Schmelling, 68, beloved wife of David H. Schmelling of Enfield, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at Hartford Hospital.

Born in Westfield, Mass., on June 29, 1945, daughter of the late Wilford M. James and Arilla M. (Wood) James, she had lived in Enfield for most of her life. Before retiring, she was a manager for 23 years at the Harley Hotel in Enfield. Sandy enjoyed traveling, the beach, and her adoring grandchildren.

In addition to her husband of 49 years, David, she leaves three children, Dawn D. Maheu, and her husband, Kreg, of Englewood, Fla., Daniel D. Schmelling, and his wife, Kimberly, of Randolph, Vt., and Dana E. James of Westfield, Mass.; five grandchildren, Melissa and Lauren Maheu and Gabrielle, Tiffnay, and Joseph D. Schmelling; and several nieces and nephews.

Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 1, at 12:30 p.m. at Leete-Stevens Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield. Burial will follow at Hazardville Cemetery, Enfield.

Her family will receive friends on Friday, Feb. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the chapels.

Memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111.

For online expressions of sympathy and to sign the memory book visit us at

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Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Feb. 27 to Mar. 3, 2014