WANTAGE â€"â€" Marguerite â€œSandyâ€ Grogan, 72, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014.
Born in Jersey City to the late Thomas and Agatha (Sharkey) Swenson, Sandy had lived in Ramsey, where she graduated high school and had summered in the Lake Tamarack section of Stockholm before moving to Sussex County in 1966. She had been employed at Karlâ€™s Appliance in Fairfield before her retirement.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Michelle Mendiburu, on July 3, 2009. Sandra is survived by her two sons, Michael T. Mendiburu and his wife, Heather, of Wantage, and Thomas T. Mendiburu and his wife, Toni, of Saddle River; her daughter, Teri Obser and her husband, Rich, of Montague; and her 17 grandchildren, Andrea, Brenna, Benjamin, Leah, Austin, Caleb, Locke, Justin, Owen, Aiden, Allison, Jillian, Cole, Monica, Marcelle, Callie and Ethan.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 31, at the Pinkel Funeral Home, 31 Bank St. (Route 23), Sussex. Interment at Clove Cemetery. Friends may pay their respects to the family on Sunday, March 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations may be made in Sandyâ€™s memory to Project Self Sufficiency, 127 Mill St., Newton, NJ 07860; the Wantage Township Fire Department and First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 721, Wantage, NJ 07461; or to your local fire department and first aid squad.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.pinkelfuneralhome.com