Sandra Shine O'Connor
1955 - 2014
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Sandra Shine O'Connor 2/16/1955 - 5/26/2014 Sandra passed away at home in Vacaville, CA in the early morning of May 26, 2014, after a two year battle against Lung Cancer. She passed in the loving presence and care of her husband, Sean O'Connor, who was the love of her life. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Sandra was predeceased by her father, Dennis (Kevin) Shine. Along with her husband, she leaves behind her daughter Chess and son-in-law Rudy, granddaughters Nevaeh and Ariana DeSouza. Her mother Alva Shine, sister Karen Shine and brother Kevin Shine (Marsha). Her nephew / Godson, Daniel Lowman, nieces Sarah (Brandon) Macek, Anna (Mark) Heaphy, Taylor Shine. Her Godmother/ Aunt Gloria Ghirarduzzi, her cousins in Idaho and many other relatives and friends. A service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Saint Anselm's Church at the corner of Shady Lane and Bolinas Road in San Anselmo/Ross, CA.

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Published in Marin Independent Journal on May 31, 2014.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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May 24, 2020
Miss your laughter sandy.rip
Mary Pareisa
Friend
October 15, 2016
Just sitting crying 2-1/2 years after you've gone, I was told It would get easier but it's only easier when I'm distracted and busy, you were such a life force of positive energy and we had so much fun and laughter together, the better half of me died with you.
Sean O'Connor
May 25, 2015
thinking of you Sandra on May26th this year I sure miss your laughter you always could make be laugh. I always remember your kindness such a good heart person. Mary Pareisa Rohnert Park, CA
Mary Pareisa
May 12, 2015
Nearing a year since you passed away. Words cannot express the "sister" bond that I miss on a regular basis. I can't count the times I want to pick up the phone and just run little tidbits of information past you, to share memories and just to share a laugh or make a plan. I am waiting for the days they say get easier and recognizing they don't really come, they are just more pronounced in realizing that we take so much for granted. So many tears and so many laughs and so many memories - sisters - yeah, a special bond, riddled with "?" In the end, it's a bond unbroken.
Forgiving the silly misunderstandings and forgetting the hurts. Love ruled in a way that only sisters can know. Miss you everyday.
Karen Shine
October 25, 2014
Mary Pareisa
October 25, 2014
I just found out about Sandra's passing I wished I knew I would have been there for all of you. I knew Sandra from working together at AAA dispatch and had kept in touch. I am sending prayers for all of you and know angels are with her and she is at peace. So sorry for her passing. Mary Lundquist Pareisa.
July 18, 2014
Everyday I wake up, there's a hummingbird sitting on my bathroom windowsill. It dances in the air, without a care, and I know it's you. I've set up a bird bath, and hummingbird feeder, and smile as I watch you do your thing. I miss you so much, all the things you ever made me is all around, and there isn't a minute that goes by that I just wanna talk to you about everything.so for now, See you in my dreams until we meet again, I have so much to tell you. But I'll see ya tomorrow through my bathroom
Window.
Cathey Cope
July 16, 2014
Sandra you will be always a part of my life.
Michael Miethe
June 14, 2014
So many years have passed since we last spoke. I stumbled upon this notice of your passing, while surfing the internet on a lazy Saturday morning. Now I'm remembering the weekends we spent sitting in the summer sun on your mothers patio, sipping Pina Coladas. So many memories...
I know your dancing with the Angels now, so I'll watch the purses until it's my turn to dance.
Teresa (Bosch) Lancaster
June 7, 2014
I miss you everyday, but feel your presence near. Keep 'em laughing on the other side. Love you always - as only sisters can.
Karen Shine
June 6, 2014
God Bless you my Darlin'........You will always be in my heart........Johnnyb I'm so sorry I was not stronger.......
John Baseheart
June 5, 2014
Frank Shine
June 5, 2014
Sandee,
I'm so glad Sean met you and brought you into our family - you were such a breath of fresh air!
You've gone too young - but let's hope you manage to keep on partying on the other side....
We are all going to miss you
Xxxxxx
Laura Graham
June 4, 2014
•Someone as special as Sandee will never be forgotten. She will remain in our hearts forever. I wish I ahd the opportunity to see you one last time!!!!!! I will always remember you.
Debora Peverada
June 4, 2014
A funny, lovely lady has passed away but I'm glad I knew you, I'm glad you were a part of our family and you always will be. Xx
Andrea Hollingsworth
June 4, 2014
Sandee, may god bless your family during this time of grief. I have lost my better half, but the times of joy we shared we'll always have.. We laughed, cried and love red licorice while watching tv. See you again my friend, rest in peaceas heaven has gained an angel. ?
Cathleen Cope
June 3, 2014
Dear Sandee, We Love You and Will Truly Miss Your Bright and Sunny Light and Outlook on Everything. We loved how your presence made everyone comfortable and happy. No matter how Tony tried to disguise his voice when calling for Sean, you always knew it was him. Dear Sean, Hang In There And We Love You Buddy. Sandee's Spirit is living with God above, and the memory of her will always be in our Hearts. God Bless and Love You Both!
Tony and Adrienne Monarrez
June 3, 2014
I am so sad that you have left us but I am happy that you are now at peace and you will no longer hurt or be in pain. You were like a mom to me when Cess and I first met and I loved that about you because I never really had a mom growing up. You loved me like another daughter for so many years and you were always honest and caring. I love you and miss you. Keep smiling my friend...
Zeba Reeder
June 3, 2014
Sandee, you truly were an inspiration. Your compassionate nature and optimism brought light to all who knew you and your spirit will continue to do so. I would have liked to know you for a lot longer. Keep shining, Alex
Alexandra O'Connor
June 2, 2014
She knew how to make everyone and anyone laugh, I will miss her deeply, I am so sorry that I cannot make the funeral, I am there in soul and heart.
Gary Ghirarduzzi
June 2, 2014
sandee/i miss you so much!! im so happy to have been your best friend these last 59yrs!! i love you!!!!! ethel, thanks for all the great memories! love you.liane aka lucy/
liane corrales
June 1, 2014
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Vaca Hills Chapel
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