Sandra Meli-Eubank

(Jan 17, 1958 to Sep 19, 2010)

rnWhat you saw was what you got. She never put on any false airs and always spoke her mind. Her personality was larger than life and she lit up any room she entered. She loved the shore, food, folks and fun. Friends and family could ask for no more loyal a friend. Even as she fought life’s toughest battles she cared for those around her. Her strength, optimism, joking and attitude served as an inspiration for others battling cancer.rnShe loved to goof around and never cared about looking foolish. She did dances to the themes of her favorite shows. Most memorable where her N.C.I.S. dance and her Law and Order dance. Some playfully claimed she was nosey, but she preferred to call herself curious. She said it was how she learned things.rnShe is survived by her daughter, Kaitlin; sisters, Jennifer (Jim) Bennett, Lori (Larry) Mourey, and Marsi Meli; her mother, Anna “Ungie” Meli; nieces, Brooke and Sabrina Mourey; her longtime companion, Thomas Chisolm and a myriad of friends and extended family. She was predeceased by her father John Meli.rnCome celebrate 52 fun years Thursday 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside where there will be a service at 8:00. In lieu of flowers donations to help the family c/o Marsi Meli, P.O. Box 144, Riverside N.J. 08075 will be appreciated.rn

31 thoughts on “Sandra Meli-Eubank

  1. Wendy Epps

    I’m a dear friend of Marsi ~ Sandra’s sister, even though I never got to meet Sandra I heard so much about her and know that she brought so much love to their family. I send my love & prayers to the family during this difficult time and always. Love, Wendy

  2. Kathy Thomas-Rico

    I never had the pleasure of actually meeting Sandy, but I feel as if I knew her, at least a little. And I liked her a lot. Her sister, Marsi, and I have been friends since Marsi’s time in California. When I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last year, I “met” Sandy via Marsi. She very quickly became my hero ? along with Marsi and Marsi and Sandy’s mom. What an awesomely strong trio of women! Their humor, sincerity and straightforward good advice have helped me through my own cancer journey. For that, I will always be grateful.nnI know Sandy’s death has knocked the Meli gals for a loop. But that won’t keep them down. That’s not in their nature. And Sandy would not want them to be down for long.nnMy heart breaks for you. I’m so very sorry for your loss. I will continue to send you all tons of love and good thoughts. nnKathy Thomas-Rico

  3. Cynthia Roberts Huddleston

    Dear Marsi & Family,n I would have loved to see Sandy perform her NCIS Dance…nI am so sorry for your loss – and send you blessings of comfort and healing. nThursday night I will keep the NCIS image of Abby walking from Kate’s funeral in glorious black lace and umbrella, playing New Orleans Jazz…perhaps an honor Sandy would enjoy.nSincerely,nCynthia n

  4. Deborah Frank

    I have never met Sandy but felt I knew her through all the fond happy memories shared by her sister Marsi. I know she fought a long, hard battle and she had lots of people loving her all along her way. rnI feel sad for the pain of her family and friends right now, but I know she stood long and strong and with much courage in facing this disease. She was an inspiration to many and people like this are never forgotten.

  5. Marianne Frazier

    I never met Sandy but Marsi always talked about her family with such fondness and love. My heart goes out to all the family in this time of loss. You are all in my prayers. May you remember her in all the wonderful times you had together.rnLove, Marianne

  6. WAYNE MELI

    ………..YOU HAD MORE STRENGTH, THEN A HEARD OF ELEPHANTS……..YOU WERE ALWAYS ON AN UP SWING……NEVER A NEGATIVE ATTITUDE…..YOU ONLY SPOKE THE TRUTH…..AND BROUGHT FUN & LAUGHTER WHERE EVER YOU WENT………….YOU WILL BE DEEPLY AND FOREVER MISSED……..rnrnLOVE YA CUZ..!rnrnJUDY & WAYNE

  7. Susie Fitz

    I regret never meeting your dear daughter and sister, Sandy. She sounds like someone I could hug upon our first meeting, and stay friends always! I wish I weren’t so far away, to support and help in anyway I can. My prayers and condolences to your entire family.

  8. Gerry King

    I have many memories of Sandy and the rest of the Meli family. I was very blessed to have them as neighbors for the time I lived in Riverside. I wish I could be there for you during this difficult time. Your family is in our prayers.rnrnLove,rnGerry, Sandy, Bethany and Sarah King

  9. gina

    i wish she ‘d be an angel in paradise that will continue spiritually to light up the life of her beloved ones and the rest of all her earthly friends worldwide. my sympathy to her family and her sister marsi & family.rngina.

  10. Judy Kjellen

    My sincere and deepest sympathy to Marsi and her family at this time. I never met Sandy, but Marsi spoke very highly of her and spoke of her courageous fight. I know the Meli family has been rocked to the core by Sandy’s death. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Judy

  11. Kate Turcich

    I remember Sandy as a kid full of life. She was my younger sister Lizzy’s friend, but I enjoyed her attitude and energy as well. Even then she was a free spirit!

  12. Nancy Livingstone

    When I think of Sandy, I just Smile. She was a great friend with a big heart. We always had a great time together and I am so glad to have those memories of her. My thoughts and prayers go out to Katie, Tom and her family. She will be deeply missed.

  13. Judie Fullerton Morello

    You couldn’t ask for a better friend than Sandy. She was my world, my rock and my inspiration. I will miss her more than words can say. One day we will meet again and I’m positive she’ll yell at me with the eff word in the sentence about how could I have let her go.

  14. Lindsey & Dan Hagarty

    There has ever only been one Sandy and I want to thank her for letting me share in her wonderful life. Her smile and laughter were contagious and we are lucky to have known her. Thinking of Katie & Sandy’s family at this time.

  15. Betty & Ken Miller

    She was our daughter-in-law for a few years. We will never forget her big smile and carefree attitude whichncarried her through all kinds of experiences, good andnbad. She will always be loved and missed by us.nBetty & Ken Miller

  16. George Pruitt

    Sheri and I, as well as all of Jennifer’s friends and co-workers at TNDIDS are thinking of and praying for all of you. We hope that God will comfort you, and that your memories of Sandy will help lift your spirits throught this difficult time.

  17. Donna Gatti Lawn

    I attended school with Sandy from kindergarten straight through high school graduation. We were never close but Sandy was so memorable because she was always just doing her. She voiced opinions that were frowned upon in our Catholic grammar school, adorned her uniform, even wore a wig on one exceptionally memorable day. She was an honest woman with a big smile and great laugh. We’ve reconnected a bit through Facebook and that has been nice but has left me wishing I’d spent more time with her over the years. I feel so envious and yet, sad for Sandy’s family and friends because I know Sandy gave her all to them and they well be missing her every day. She’s impacted many lives..I will never forget her or her message of hope and joy.

  18. Jim Capobianco

    I’ve always known Sandy to be a strong person, loyal to her friends and not afraid to speak her mind. All terrific qualities anyone would be proud of but the way she handled her illness with tremendous courage and an unbelievable possitive attitude I think is what I respect the most about Sandy. I’m so glad that she had so many Great Family & Friends to support her through it all. From seeing all of the pictures posted on Facebook it appears that she made many fond memeories & lived life to the fullest! My sincerest condolences to Sandy’s Family & Friends! She certainly will be missed by many.

  19. Caroline Gregorovic

    Sandy was one of a kind! Awesome person and to repeat other’s comments…whenever she walked into a room she lit it up with that smile of hers! For those who knew her, consider yourself lucky…i do!! The next time I hear thunder, I’m going to think of Sandy and say ‘that’s sandy getting the party started!’ Our thoughts and heart go out to all of Sandy’s family and friends!nCarol & Jim

  20. Karli Morello

    What do you say about the one person who said it all? Sandy was always considered part of our family and nothing less. I will miss her laugh, her jokes, her huge smile and even bigger heart. I am grateful for the memories that she gave me as her “second daughter” and the loyalty of friendship that she and my mom showed me. I know she’s up there with a miller lite in hand and a couple hotdogs on her plate. Thanks for the memories, Sandy. These, I will hold in my heart forever. I love you. Meow.

  21. Kristina Swan

    Sandy’s beauty, courage, and determination will be missed, but never forgotten. She has been, and always will be a great inspiration. Her laughter, smile, and great humor will be missed dearly. She is one of a kind and I am proud to say that I knew her. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Sandy’s family and friends.

  22. Delisa Gee

    You will truly be missed. Sandy and I laughed so hard together- so hard she actually wet herself….What a wonderful person and kind heart. The battle is over and your new life begins, and know it will be lived to the fullest. May you rest in peace.nnXOXO– Dee

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