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Sandra Ann Groppenbacher
  • 51 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 8, 1962
  • Date of passing: Jun 16, 2014
Love and memories last forever...

Sandra Ann “Sandy” Groppenbacher, (nee Connerton), 51, of Franklinville, passed away on June 16, 2014.

Sandy was a graduate of Pitman High School, Class of ’81 and Stockton State College. She had been employed with the State of NJ Department of Environmental Protection, retiring after 25 years of service.

Sandy was the beloved wife for 25 years of George P. Groppenbacher, loving daughter of Carolyn R. (Maguire) and the late Joseph A. Connerton of Clayton, dear sister of Diane Connerton Spata (Tom), and the late Joseph A. Connerton, daughter-in-law of Theresa (Creedon) and the late John Groppenbacher of Mullica Hill, sister-in-law of Kathleen Dipper (Ray) of Clarksboro and Janet Groppenbacher (Pat) of Mullica Hill. Sandy was a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing Fri. June 20 from 6-9 PM and Sat. June 21 from 9-10 AM at the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit (Holy Name of Jesus) Parish Center, 17 Earlington Ave., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 (please access Earlington Ave. via East Ave.), where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Sat. at 10:30 AM. Interment Holy Name of Jesus Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, 1513 Race St., Philadelphia, PA 19102.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by John Scanlon on 16th June 2015

"Sandy . . . Stephanie and I hope that your first year in a higher universe, as painful as it is to be away from family and friends, has brought you the peace and serenity that you truly deserved all those years on Earth. But look forward to those reunions. The best is yet to come. George, we also hope you are well and that the past -- all those years and memories with Sandy -- is helping you to find meaning in the present."

This tribute was added by Donna Scott on 16th June 2015

"I can't believe it's been a year already.  I love you and miss you everyday. It's just not the same without you."

This tribute was added by Diane Spata on 16th June 2015

"Sandy, I miss you so much. I hope you know how much I loved you sis! You will be in my heart until the day I die. Love you!!"

This tribute was added by Diane Spata on 8th October 2014

"Happy Birthday Sandra. We love you! Diane, Tom and Mom"

This tribute was added by Joanne Ley on 25th June 2014

"George,  just wanting you to know our prayers are with you.  We love you and we are always here for you.  We will miss Sandy and her beautiful smile.

Love, Don, Joanne, Chelsea and Cody"

This tribute was added by Pat Hughes on 21st June 2014

"Dear George,

I am so sorry but I  just heard of Sandy's passing.  Your love for each other was a shinning example for the rest of us.  Know that Sandy is resting in the arms of our Father with no more pain.  You and your family are in my prayers.  God Bless"

This tribute was added by John Scanlon on 21st June 2014

"Diane -- Stef and I would like to express to you, your mom and George our sadness to hear of Sandy's passing. Her life had such meaning -- something so apparent in all of these loving tributes -- and her will to live was inspiring and said so much about her strength and her triumphs as she kept battling through the years. All of you were by her side. We hope brighter days, made so by happy memories, will return soon."

This tribute was added by Donna Zapiec on 20th June 2014

We are very sorry to hear of Sandy's passing.  Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.  
from all of us at Audubon Plumbing Supply Co."

This tribute was added by Shirley Gregoris on 19th June 2014

"George,my deepest sympathy, You are in my Prayer and Thoughts.


This tribute was added by Dennis Hahn on 19th June 2014

"George, I'm deeply saddened hearing of your Sandy's passing. I never had the pleasure of knowing her, I'm sure she was a reflection of you and your wonderful personality. You always took time from your busy schedule greeting my parents and myself when we saw you around town. Your in my thoughts and prayers !
Kathryn & Dennis Hahn"

This tribute was added by Harry Meyers on 18th June 2014


Sandy and you have been wonderful neighbors and friends to the Meyers' Family for over twenty years.  Despite Sandy's health, she always had a smile on her face.  She would always make us feel welcome in your home.  She was a wonderful person.  She was a very kind and gentle soul.  She will be missed.  Just know that one day the two of you will be together again."

This tribute was added by Diane Spata on 18th June 2014

"Sandy, I already miss you and I am so grateful to have been given the time I have had with you the last few months. Our time, for me, became so special that I couldn't wait to see you and spend  it together. Now I'm not sure I'll know what to do with my time. I feel lost and sad at the same time. Once it was comforting to know that if I needed you I could pick up the phone and call. You were a wonderful little sister.  Just know you will be forever in my heart, every day for the rest of my life. Knowing you has made me want to be a better person. I Love you with all my heart!"

This tribute was added by Perry Levin on 18th June 2014

"George, We are deeply saddened to hear of Sandy's passing. We will always remember her laugh, her smile and the time at Harrah's casino buffet when you hollered at me to get off Sandy's wheelchair. She will be sadly missed. Our heart and thoughts are with you always. You are like family to us. With deepest sympathy ~Ron and Perry~"

This tribute was added by JUDE & MONICA MAURER on 18th June 2014

"George, my sister and i want you to know how sorry we are to hear of your loss.
At this difficult time please try to remember how special your love was with your wife and reflect on all the great times the two of you shared. God bless you and your family !!"

This tribute was added by Chuck Diem on 18th June 2014


Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times.  Please accept our sincerest condolences from the guys at R.E. Ledden Company.  You are and always will be one of the truly good guys."

This tribute was added by Barbara Graci on 18th June 2014

"George - you are like a member of my family and I am so sorry for your loss.  I know how much you loved your wife and all you did for her.  You are in the thoughts and prayers of all of us in the Genovese family.  We care so much about you.  God Bless."

This tribute was added by Gail Pierpont on 17th June 2014

"Sandy and I go back to those awkward days of middle school; however there was nothing awkward about our friendship.  I could not ask for a better friend.  What memories I am blessed with... waitressing together...whale watching...being in each other's wedding.  You will always be a special part of me and I am truly proud to have been able to call you friend.  Your inspiration to all who knew you is unmeasurable and your compassionate, patient ways made all of us a little better by just knowing you.  What a wonderful daughter, sister, wife and friend you were.  I will miss your smile but am celebrating the victory you have won, my friend.  God bless you!"

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