Sandra Graduated from Lewiston High School, 1958 and graduated from Mass General Hospital as a Registered Nurse in 1961 and in 1976 she graduated from Bridgewater State College with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Over the years Sandra held many positions in the medical field and retired from Taunton State Hospital in an Assistant Director of Nursing position in 1995.
In her retirement Sandra relocated to Florida and worked another 10 years before retiring again as a Director of Nursing in a long-term care facility. She and Richard moved to a 55+ Golf Course community, Schalamar Creek, in Lakeland Florida on the 12th green with a beautiful pond in her back yard. Everyone there travelled in their own golf cart and she lived in their dream home for 20 years.
Sandra and Richard moved back to Taunton in November 2016, because of Sandra's failing: health issues and the need to be near family. They moved to another wonderful 55+ community, Colonial Estates, with wonderful neighbors that helped and enabled Richard to care for Sandra at home, along with his family and Compassionate Care Hospice.
Sandra was the wife of Richard Thetonia for over 30 years, she leaves her son Dennis Walton and wife Jackie of Dover NH, Sharon Clemmey and her husband Scott of Taunton, Jennifer Whitehead of Beverly Ma, and Christopher Horrocks, of Concord, NH, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She also leaves two sisters, Linda Crosby, of Arlington Texas and Sheila Rand, of Creston California.
Visiting hours will be held in the Riendeau-Mulvey Funeral Home, 467 Bay Street, Taunton, on Thursday, June 2nd from 4-6p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, June 3rd at 10:00a.m. in St. Ann's Church, 660 N. Main St., Raynham, MA 02767. Services will begin at the funeral home at 9:00a.m. Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Taunton. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. For directions or to leave an online condolence please visit www.r-mfh.com
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