UNIONVILLE – Sandra “Sandy” Claire (Bologna) Maineri, wife of Albert J. Maineri, Jr., left this world to examine daily life over and above on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Quirky, witty, sensible, this Queen of Bling was addicted to jewelry. Politically opinionated, she marched with Caesar Chavez in The Grape and Lettuce Boycott of 1971, with Jessie Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition in 100° F weather conditions, and she took her spouse and children to hear Geraldine Ferrero’s remarks in a bid for Vice-President. She was also a proud supporter of Chris Dodd in his early bid for Presidency in 2008. Spiritually evolving, she hiked the mountains of then Yugoslavia in 1990 with her children by her facet, in research of ‘The “visionaries of Medjugorje.” She was also instrumental in a movement to “Save Holy Land USA” in the mid ’80s.
A merchandise of twelve several years of Catholic training in Waterbury, then adopted by an instruction at UCONN and Southern Connecticut Point out University, she acquired Bachelor’s degrees in Residence Economics and Schooling and a Grasp of Arts in Urban Research. With her husband of 48 several years, she elevated two daughters and embraced a foster daughter although living in Southington, Connecticut. She traveled with Al to Venice, London, Iceland, and Guatemala and with her daughters to Italy, Yugoslavia, Scotland, Iceland, and Guatemala.
Sandy utilized to like to say, “I have held 57 careers and only used for 3!” Her most unforgettable employment ended up instructing at UCONN, currently being the proud owner of ‘Chances Are’ in Plainville, CT, and creating for the Southington Observer exactly where she received the New England Push Association Award for Ideal Columnist in 1991. She released a lot of shorter items, poems, chapbooks, and, most a short while ago, The Day Anyone Supplied Me the Moon, a e book of poems in 2020. She was also an avid cook and seamstress. Her recipes for cooking sat side by side with her recipes for everyday living in her brain.
She is survived by her prince of a partner, Albert John Maineri of Unionville her little ones, Alberta Maineri Burke and her husband, Michael Burke of Astoria, New York Terese-Louise Maineri De Velasquez and her husband, Mateo Velasquez Lopez of Bristol, Connecticut and Kristi-Lyn Sadosky and her husband, Eric Sadosky of Colchester, Connecticut her beloved grandchildren, Gabriel Michael Purpura, Matthew Jeffrey Purpura, Alberto Giovanni Velasquez Maineri, Mateo Gabriel Velasquez Maineri, Clara-Louise Burke, Christopher Michael Burke, and Sandra Cecilia Velasquez Maineri and her sisters: Flavia Bologna DePolo and her spouse, Gerald DePolo of Watertown, and Anita Bologna, of Waterbury.
She is predeceased by her fantastic mom and dad, Claire Perriello Bologna and Sando Sebastian Bologna of Waterbury, and her beloved doggy, Buster.
A memorial Mass for Sandra will be held at 10AM on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, 145 Principal Avenue, Unionville. Guests are questioned to go specifically to church in the early morning. Subsequent the church company, all are welcome to show up at a Celebration of Existence ceremony to acquire place at 11:15AM at the Carmon Funeral Property & Family Heart, 301 Region Club Highway, Avon, CT 06001. In lieu of bouquets, contributions to one’s favourite charity in her honor would be most appreciated. To share a condolence concept with Sandra’s spouse and children, remember to pay a visit to carmonfuneralhome.com.