Marilyn “Dianne” Sandy

Marilyn “Dianne” Sandy, age 80 of DuBois, PA died Sunday, November 28, 2021 at her daughter’s home in DuBois, PA.

Born on August 19, 1941 in DuBois, PA, she was the daughter of the late John and Helen (Duda) Polifko.

On April 28, 1962, she married “the love of her life” Cluey W. Sandy and together they celebrated 59 wonderful years of marriage. He survives.

Dianne took great pride in home cooked meals and being at home for her daughters after school.

She loved her many flower gardens that she nurtured into rainbow displays of color.

She also loved many of God’s creatures, her dogs, rabbits and the birds, especially the cardinals that would come to her feeders.

Dianne will be remembered as being a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.

Over the the years she enjoyed going to listen to her husband’s live band play at local events. She and her husband loved dancing both at home and at family celebrations.

She will be remembered for her fashion sense, her laugh, as well as the love and humor she shared with her family and friends.

Dianne was a long-time member of St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church. She kept a list of people whom she often prayed the rosary for. She loved her God and her faith. She looked forward to attending masses, it was not an obligation but a spiritual blessing decorated with wonderful musical selections.

She is survived by her daughters, Christine Sandy of Maple Shade, NJ, Marla Pitrone and husband Gregory of Glen Allen, VA and Laura Gordon and husband Kevin Bogusch of DuBois, PA; her grandchildren, Kyle Gordon and wife Kayla of Reynoldsville, PA, Chloe Gordon of DuBois, PA, Lauren Pitrone of Glen Allen, VA and Angelo Gerevasoni of DuBois, PA; her great-grandchildren, JB Gordon, Tauriel Gordon and Sadey Henderson-Gordon, one brother John T. Polifko and his wife Janice of Falls Creek, PA, as well as her beloved pet Boston Terrier, Marley.

There will be no public visitation.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church with Msgr. Richard Siefer as celebrant.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Gateway Humane Society, PO Box 678, Falls Creek, PA 15840 and/or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 50 Memphis TN 38101-9929 and/or St. Catherine of Siena Parish, c/o Memorial Fund, 118 S State Street, DuBois, PA 15801.

The Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

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