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Sandra Jean “Sandy” (Copeland) Gisetto-Santangelo

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Sandra Jean “Sandy” (Copeland) Gisetto-Santangelo, who passed on Sunday, June 3, 2012 following a long & difficult struggle with lung cancer at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, at 58 years.  The funeral service will follow the visitation in the funeral home at 8:15 p.m.  Born in Everett, she was a life-long Revere resident & alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1972.  For over 39 years, she was a member of the wait staff at “International House of Pancakes”, Squire Rd., Revere.  “Sandy” was a fixture at “IHOP,” surviving several ownerships.  Over the years, “Sandy” became not only “your personal waitress,” but your confidant, mentor, & listener.  “Sandy” was a member of the Revere Lodge of Elks #1171.  She is the Cherished mother of: Luigi A. Gisetto, Jr. & his wife Sheila E. of Everett, & Jaime L. Santangelo of Merrimack, NH & her companion, Rose Ruisi of Malden.  She is the devoted companion & best friend to: Anthony M. Ford of Farmington, NH.  She is the beloved daughter of Ruth B. (Kautz) Copeland of Revere & the late, Thomas N. Copeland.  She is the adoring grandmother of Jacob T. Gisetto, & the dear sister to: Joanne Tornquist of Everett, & Thomas N. Copeland, Jr. & his wife Joanne of Saugus.  She is also lovingly survived by many nieces & nephews.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.


Visiting Hours

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Funeral Home.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 at 8:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home.


Will be private.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.



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  1. Jun 12 2012

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  2. Jun 9 2012

    Hi there! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a group of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community in the same niche. Your blog provided us useful information to work on. You have done a marvellous job!

  3. Marie DePaolis
    Jun 6 2012

    Although Sandy has live at the same condo’s as I for a short time she became very important to me and it made me very sad to see her go through all that she did and yet she always had a smile and was up beat! I must say she was the nicest, sweetest, caring person, best neighbor & friend that anyone could ask for. I’ll miss her with all my heart and will never forget her.
    You are home now and the pain and suffering has ended, God only takes the good!

  4. Annie Taylor-Buroumaneh
    Jun 6 2012

    It saddens me to know that such a beautiful soul has left this world. At least we know she is no longer in pain and no longer sick. Fly with the angels Ma. You have so many people on the other side to see. Thank you for being a socond Mother to me for many years. Always in my heart and never forgotten. Jaime, if and when you need me, you know i’m here. <3

  5. Donald and Elea LaRocque
    Jun 5 2012

    Our HeartFelt Sympathy to the Family. For years we have gone to many parties and cookouts that sandy has given we will remember her for the gracious host and loving person she was. Always smiling and lots of laughing. Sandy all your suffering is over now. Its time to be peaceful you are in a much better place.

    You’ll never be forgotten you will be in our hearts forever.

  6. Maria D'Ampolo
    Jun 5 2012

    My deepest sympathy to the family. Sandy was a great woman and like a mom to me for many years. She always listened, gave great advice and could always help you through the turmoil and make you feel better and realize life is a journey not a destination. The world was a better place with her in it. Jamie- Im so sorry. Be gentle with yourself and know that she loved you more than anything and always believed in you.

    Always in my heart and never forgotten Sandy. You were the best mah <3

  7. alex imbriano
    Jun 5 2012

    sandy honey i did not know u left this world i talk to u one week ago ill miss you and ill never frget you my friend ,,, rip

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