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SANDS THERESE M. (nee KELLEY) 89, of Malvern, died peacefully on January 7, 2021 surrounded by her family. She was the widow of the late Arthur Sands with whom she celebrated 60 years of marriage. Born on June 19, 1931 in East Falls, Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Ellen Kelley (Waldron). Therese was a graduate of John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School in Philadelphia where she was a member of the basketball team and the orchestra. After caring for her children for many years at home, Therese worked, for most of her career, as an administrative assistant at the former General Wayne Middle School in the Great Valley School District where she enjoyed her many interactions with students, teachers, and parents. She was an active member of St. Patrick Parish where she served in the Mom's Club and as a Eucharistic Minister. She enjoyed gardening, reading, family gatherings, and traveling with her husband. Therese is survived by five children, Marylou Sands of Phoenixville, Barbara Rosato (Andrew) of Spring City, David Sands (Nanci) of Malvern, Susan Darlington (Kevin) of Royersford, and Eileen Menkes (Mark) of West Chester; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marie Kinsinger and Ellen Sheehan (John), both of Philadelphia; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her grandson, Michael Sands, and her sister, Doris Kelley. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00 A.M. on January 14, 2021 at St. Patrick Church in Malvern. Interment will be at the Philadelphia Memorial Park in Frazer. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, please wear a face mask and maintain social distancing guidelines.

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Published in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Jan. 10, 2021.
Mass of Christian Burial
11:00 AM
St. Patrick Church
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January 14, 2021
Heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Charlene Pipito
January 10, 2021
So sorry to hear about your mother's passing. I know she will be greatly missed. Deepest sympathy,
Liz Griesser
January 8, 2021
Dear David, Nanci and the Sands family,

So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. At least, she is at peace now.
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult
With our deepest sympathy,
Carmela, Nina, Angela and family
Carmela Mattison
January 8, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Robin Souders
January 8, 2021
Dear Sands Family I am so very sorry for your loss. I am praying for you all as you grieve your mother. I know she will be missed by all who knew her.
Tina Weber
January 8, 2021
Always loved seeing Mrs. Sands sweet smiling face in the office at General Wayne. She always was so very helpful and kind. Condolences to her family. I know she will be dearly remembered and missed
Janet Snyder
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