Sandra L. O'Connor
O'Connor, Sandra L. (Raymond) EAST GREENBUSH Sandra L. Raymond O'Connor, 60, passed away suddenly but peacefully on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at her home. Born on October 15, 1951 in Lowville N.Y., she was the daughter of Joan (Parkhurst) and the late Richard Raymond. Sandy was predeceased by her ex-husband and good friend John Brennan. She was the beloved mother of Steven, Michael, and Daniel (Christina) Brennan; and cherished Grammy of Anna Bess Brennan, and the late Sean Frederick Brennan. She was the sister of James (Kay), David, Susan, Mary-Jo Mushtare (Bruce) and Becky Evans (Eddie). She was the wife of Edward O'Connor; and also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, friends and always considered herself a second mother to Matthew Campbell and Jason Slyer. Sandy was an employee for many years of Quigley's Restaurant, where she was always a source of entertainment for her loyal customers and friends. Sandy was an avid NY Jets and trivia fan, a lover of all animals except spiders. She loved the smell of fresh lilacs and to dedicate all her time and energy to her family and friends, always the best hostess and willing to do anything for anybody. But most of all she loved being a Grammy and her grandchildren were the rays of light in her life. In keeping with her wishes funeral proceedings will be private for the family. Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of her life at Quigley's on Wednesday, April 25, from 5 - 8 p.m., 593 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave, Menands, NY 12204. For on-line condolences please visit simplechoicescremation.com
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Published by Albany Times Union on Apr. 24, 2012.
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I was shocked to hear of Sandy's passing. We were best friends for many years. We sared many good times and lots of laughter. Every time I dive by the house on Troy Road I will think of her. As the saying goes" you don' know what you got til it' gone '. You will be always in my heart and thoughts.
Jean Gamache
April 29, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. Sandy was an amazing human being. She was warm genourous kind and always lit a room with her presence. I will miss all her pep talks and the time we shared working together. I know she is in a better place now and I'm proud of all she achieved in her life! She will be missed! If there's anything me and my family can do please don't hesitate to ask.
Amrita (Rita) Singh
April 28, 2012
Daniel & Mike, We are very sad to learn of your Moms passing. She was a wonderful person! Try to hold on to all the good memories...
Scott & Janet Lappies
April 26, 2012
Dan, Christina:

We were shocked to hear about the loss of your mother. Please accept our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
Tom and Karen Tyler
April 25, 2012
I am truly shocked by Sandy's passing. She was a great women and she will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
Margie Kreiger
April 24, 2012
You were a wonderful aunt and a very generous person. I'm so very shocked that you are gone. But, God has a plan. I'm not sure what it is, but in time, we will know. Prayers go out to Steven, Michael and Daniel.
Richard Mushtare
April 24, 2012
Sandy and I were next door neighbors for many years in the late 70's. I have so many happy memories of our times together while raising our young kids. Steven & Michael, you may remember my daughters Kristin & Laurie. Those were days of laughing, sharing and a beautiful friendship. I feel bad we lost contact as I never knew Sandy's married name. I will always smile at the great times we had back then. I am sorry for your loss. It's never easy to lose a mother. Jeanine (Crannell) Falco
Jeanine Falco
April 24, 2012
We are sad about the passing of Sandy. I've been thinking about her all day. We enjoyed talking with her when we went to our son's restaurant. She was so proud of her family. Such a sweet lady.Joanne and Pat Walsh
April 24, 2012
Micah, Steven, Dan and Christine -- Our hearts go out to your family on this loss.
- Deb, Andy, Zac, Matt and Rachel Suflita
April 24, 2012
Micah, Steven, Dan and Christine -- Our hearts go out to your family on this loss.
- Deb, Andy, Zac, Matt and Rachel Suflita
April 24, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss!! Sandy was such a great friend to us. She will be missed!!!
Donna, Mark & Logan Sciotti
April 24, 2012
Steve,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Bob and Cheri McCullough
April 24, 2012
I am sad and brokenhearted over the passing of my friend Sandy,she was absolutely the best and we had grown very close to each other.Joseph Kosakowski,aka Koz,Jose. E.G.NY
Joseph kosakowski
April 24, 2012
Steve,
We are sorry for your loss.
Kathy & Wilson Ellis
April 24, 2012
I am absolutely heartbroken to hear of your mom's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I have so many wonderful memories of her and will carry them with me forever! She truly lived for her family and friends and I feel lucky that I got to experience that first hand!
Cristin (Haggerty) McGrath
April 24, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to Eddie and family
Jim &Carole Geary
April 24, 2012
I hope all the great memories you have of your Mom will help you get through this painful time.
Jim Sullivan (Garnerville, NY)
April 24, 2012
very sad to hear about sandys passing she was just so happy in new house close to her family and freinds she will be mist dearly
steve donnelly
April 24, 2012
Steven, Daniel, Michael-
Your mom was a fantastic women. She will truly be missed by so many people. I worked with Sandy for 11 years at Quigley's and there will not be a day I wont miss her dearly. Her giggle and smile will always be remembered. Bless your hearts.
Jennifer Daley
April 24, 2012
I still can't belive it, and am heartbroken. She will be missed by everybody.
Michele Brown
April 24, 2012
The light your mother brought to this world is still shining in you and everyone touched by her kindness , her love, her caring spirit, a very lovely woman, So glad we were able to know her. With Deepest Sympathy.
Phil and Darlene Meppen (East Nassau, N.Y.)
April 24, 2012
I just cannot believe you are gone. my prayer is that you are now rocking Sean, with Dad, and our grandparents, aunts & uncles with you....I will love you, always & we will be together again someday.
Mary Jo Mushtare
April 24, 2012
Heaven has gained a new Angel! Deepest sympathies to all whose lives she touched.
Corrine Blank
April 24, 2012
Steve, Dan, Michael,

We are heartbroken to hear of this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Almighty God has brought her Home and you will see her again in Heaven!!! Frank and Nancy Novak
Frank Novak Jr.
April 24, 2012
Mike, Dan & Steve- I'm so sorry for your loss but am so happy to have known your mom for ~30 yrs. She was a very special woman and will be dearly missed. She's always been a great neighbor, friend, mom & grandma and I'll never forget her for that.
Dave VanVranken
April 24, 2012
Michael, Steven, Daniel- Your mom was truly a inspirational women. I worked with her for 11 years at Quigley's, and I will cherish each day I spent with her. She loved her family so much and would do anything for anyone. I will miss her giggle and her smile. So sorry for your loss.
Jennifer Daley
April 24, 2012
Steve, Dan Michael, so sorry to hear about your sweet, kind generous mom. I loved to go and hear her laughter at Quigleys, even share a lunch with her was a blessing. She will be sadly missed and your family will be in my prayers. God bless you and your family. She is at peace now taking care of her grandson and laughing out loud with her daddy. Love you guys. Irene Bonnell Lamay Coblentz, Sarasota Florida.
Irene Cobkentz
April 24, 2012
So sorry for your loss. Sandy will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Douglas Hadley
April 24, 2012
Steve,
Rich and I were so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Our sympathies to you and your family.
Rich Mcdonald and Mimi Moseley
April 24, 2012