Sandra Jean Anzalone

May 13, 1956 - October 6, 2021
Sandra Jean Anzalone

Sandra J. Anzalone, 65, of Wilmington NC, formerly of North Reading MA, died suddenly at her home Wednesday October 6, 2021.

Sandra was born May 13, 1956 in Malden, MA to Rose and Francis Gaff. Her father was an Electrical Engineer and her mother was a waitress.

Sandra loved her family (especially her grandchildren Anthony and Siena), good music, traveling, and entertaining. She graduated from Malden High in 1974 and later met her husband Anthony (Ziggy) Anzalone at a nightclub. They raised a large blended family, having one daughter of their own in addition to Anthony’s 6 children. They remained passionately devoted through an unbelievable life together until Anthony’s passing in 2014. Her love of people brought her to work as a North Reading school lunch lady, and eventually to Dollar Tree, where she was a store manager until her big move to Wilmington, NC in 2019. She then became a waitress at Waffle House until her untimely death.

She is predeceased by her parents Rose P. and Francis L. Gaff, her loving husband Anthony Anzalone, her stepson James W. Mongeon, and her stepdaughter Denise L. Risi.

She is survived by her daughter Jacquelyn Landry and her husband Michael, stepchildren Marie Ellard and her husband Kevin, Donna Lento and her husband Joe, Michelle Mongeon and her partner Jill, Anthony Anzalone and his wife Jen, as well as her 13 grandchildren. She is also survived by her loving siblings Geraldine Egner of Wilmington NC, Joanne Monteforte of Revere MA, and Francis Gaff Jr. of Peabody MA, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Sandra’s memorial wake will be held 4-8pm Friday, October 22,2021 at Cota Funeral Home 335 Park Street, North Reading MA with funeral mass 11am Saturday, October 23,2021 at St. Anthony’s Padua 250 Revere St., Revere MA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Saint Anthony’s of Padua in Revere would be appreciated.

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  • October 15, 2021
    Jackie Landry lit a candle:
    Lit since October 15, 2021 at 10:08:08 PM

  • October 16, 2021
    Joanne badolato says:
    To my BFF. Sandy.. I miss so much. My heart aches. We had so much fun at Dollar Tree. We always enjoy ourselves when we went out. May you rip. Love you

  • October 16, 2021
    Craig Delmonte says:
    I’m very sorry for you loss. I remember Sandy when I was a little boy, so full of love and spirit.

  • October 16, 2021
    Sandra A Egner says:
    Auntie Sandy, you are one in a billion. We all miss you, but know you are our Guardian Angel.

  • November 06, 2021
    Kelley says:
    So sorry for your loss, sandy was a great friend she always made work fun, singing and dancing around the kitchen, she will be missed by many.