Sandra “Sandy” Mulholland, 79 of Derry, NH passed away on December 17, 2017. Born November 18, 1938 in Lincoln NH, she was the daughter of the late Doris McAlpine and Timothy O’Rourke. She is predeceased by her husband of 49 years, William Mulholland.
She is survived by her three sons, Shaun Mulholland and his significant other, Diane Demers of Manchester, Keith Mulholland and his wife, Michelle Mulholland of Weare, Patrick Mulholland and his wife Jennifer Mulholland of Seabrook; one daughter Kelly Galan of Londonderry, and seven grandchildren; Mary Miller and her husband Mike Miller, Shannon Mulholland, Connor Mulholland, Miranda Galan, Aidan Galan, Alyssa Mulholland and Brandon Galan.
She is also survived by one brother, Perley O’Rourke and his wife, Sharlene O’Rourke; four sisters, Doreen Chabot and her husband, Art Chabot, Charlene Brown, June Couture, and Gail Penney. She is predeceased by her brother Charles O’Rourke and Arthur O’Rourke.
Sandy had a great sense of humor which made our family gatherings very entertaining, leaving us all in tears from laughter. Those stories will live on for years and generations to come. She was feisty, strong willed, very independent and extremely frugal. Aside from bringing lots of laughs to the family, she was a devoted mother. She would talk about her kids to everyone she met and would always say “I have the best kids”. She would never take credit for any of our good traits but they all came from her.
Consistently for years, Sandy would attend the Senior Center daily to join her friends playing bingo and cards which she truly enjoyed. In lieu of flowers, nominal donations can be made to Ray-Fre Senior Citizen’s Club, 64 Main Street, Raymond, NH 03077.
The family will receive friends and family Thursday December 21 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Brewitt Funeral Service, 2 Epping Street, Raymond. The family will have a private funeral service on Friday.