- 55 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 10, 1960
- Place of birth:
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
- Date of passing: Apr 7, 2016
- Place of passing:
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
|For I know the plans I have for you...to give you a FUTURE and a HOPE. Jeremiah 29:11|
This memorial website is a campaign of HOPE created in memory of our loved one, Sandy Scully. My mom’s favorite Bible verse was Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you...to give you a FUTURE and a HOPE."
There is a video added from June 1, 2016 when Tunxis Community College awarded Sandy's efforts to earn her degree with a certificate of completion and the Business Office Technology Award at the Commencement Ceremony for 2016 graduates. Click on Galley, Video to view.
Click here for the Farley-Sullivan Funeral page of condolences and here for The Hartford Courant Condolences. Click here for her facebook page.
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Let's HOPE together things will get better...
I did not know you personally but I have been blessed with having your daughter enter my life. I have heard about how amazing a mother you were and wanted to thank you for shaping Susie into an extraordinary woman and mother.
"Dear October 5th. You woke me up in tears and fear. I've been dreading this weekend starting tomorrow but you've come a day early with PTSD panic attacks and sorrow once more. Tomorrow is half a year since the anniversary of the accident followed by your passing and then this extended weekend would have been your 56th birthday. 55 is much too young and no one was ready to let you go. The heaviness today is somehow more epic and crushing than it was at the hospital, but when I remember it; it was the hardest thing at the time... Who knew it could get so much harder; and it has mom, without you life is so much harder. You have always been my closest and dearest friend and confidant. Saying, "I miss you" doesn't scratch the surface. I am changed without you for the rest of my life. You're amazing mothering example and upbringing will not be unsewn during these most difficult times; in fact, your amazing family would not allow it. Everyone is here with me but I miss you still and forever will."
"Like her heavenly Father, Sandy was a strong tower, a lighthouse really. She gave hope in the storm, was a steady beacon to safety, strong when you needed reliable guidance and faithfully standing ready to shine her light. She was tender, full of love and her smile could light up a room. When I picture her smiling face I am still filled with love, hope and sadness because I will miss her, until we meet again."
"I wanted to paste a post I had made on Facebook a day following Sandy's passing...
'Yesterday afternoon, a dearly loved woman went home to be with the Lord. It was sudden, unexpected, and for some (for me) without goodbyes. So what do you do? All I know is that I’m sad (and that’s okay), that I had been loved (directly and indirectly) by this sweet woman, and that her influence in my life (directly & indirectly) will continue to benefit others for amazing goodness for years to come. A piece of her heart has been sewn into mine and the fruit she had been producing on earth will still continue - not just through my life but through the lives of everyone she touched.
As I was feeling all these things this afternoon, I began to pray. And as I was praying, I envisioned this woman in Heaven gathering a basketful of flowers from this amazingly beautiful garden. I felt her tell me that she loves picking flowers and that she’s gathering flowers to bring to the King. And also, that the flowers come from seeds that I’m still planting, that we all (who do the work of Heaven) are planting here on earth. She encouraged me to keep planting seeds - seeds of love, seeds of beauty, seeds of life, seeds of hope, seeds of deliverance, seeds of freedom, seeds of peace in to the hearts of all those I encounter. So as I continue to process this all, I wanted to share with everyone that I have lost, I have been loved, I believe she is happy, I believe the seeds she’s planted in my life will continue to be sown to the world, and Jesus still holds my hand.
You will be missed Sandy Viccaro Scully. Thank you for your love into my life. -Michelle'"
"Thank you for all your love and support over the years. You and Tom raised a beautiful, kind daughter. Your love shines through her always, in that way you are never really gone from us."
"Aunt Sandy was truly a person that lived life the right way. Family and friends were always number one in her heart. No matter what was going she was always the first person by your side if you were in need. I feel blessed to have a aunt that was that caring. I feel that she showed me how to life my life the right way. I love you Aunt Sandy and you will always be missed especially that laugh and smile. RIP we all miss you!"
"Aunt Sandy was a fun, kind, helpful and caring person who always added life and fun to every family event. I will always remember her smile, laugh and the dedication she had for her family. May your light continue to shine in all of us, Aunt Sandy! We love you!"
"Two of the best things I admired about Sandy was her love and her loyalty. No matter what, Sandy loved people and stood by them. She persevered through trials and tears. She held onto hope and gave it to others who needed it. I will miss her dearly. May we follow her example and shine like she did."
"Susie invited me to write a memorial - to share a story - to honor the woman I called friend. The truth is I don't want to. I am going to, but I don't really want to. I am not yet ready to really accept that this has happened and I am not convinced that I have any words that are adequate either to offer comfort or to sustain a woman's memory such as Sandy.
I have known the Scully Family for well over 20 years. She cared for my own two children when she had a daycare in her home. We went to Kensington Baptist Church together and later we went to Wellspring together. We led small groups together, we shared a passion for those who were trying to rebuild their lives from hurts, habits and hangups and we loved Jesus together.
I had the amazing privilege of being present when her first granddaughter was born - if memory serves me, it was on Superbowl Sunday! While the men were watching football, we were watching Suzy give birth for the first time and oohing and ahhhing over new life and the hope that comes with it.
I have spent countless hours praying with her for her children - and she with me for mine. There were times we weren't sure either Tommy or Suzy were going to make it - but we rejoiced when they turned and gave their life to God and things started coming together for them.
I went to visit her and Tom in North Carolina and God blessed us with the capacity to share deep secrets of our heart. What a blessing that trip was!
Sandy Scully was a beautiful woman with a beautiful heart and I am so happy FOR HER - she is with Jesus. My heart is broken for the family and close friends who now have the difficult task of going through life without her. It is unfair. It is terrible. It is rotten. It is things I cannot say here.
Tom, Tommy and Naphtalie, Susie and Ben, I love you all and will always be here for you."
"Sandy, you were a beautiful soul; your beautiful smile, kindness, and your love for people. I remember when you were working for Pastor Rick, I would come in the office ask if we could pray and you would say sure we can. The love you had for your family was amazing. The last time I saw you is when I cut your hair. I will miss you and you will always be on my heart. I will remember your smile and your laugh. RIP Sandy
Love Kathy Birchard"
"I worked with Sandy for a short while at New Britain General Hospital. One day a patient took the Lord's name in vain and she very calmly but firmly asked the patient not to do that again. I admired her for speaking up. More of us need to be like that."
"My friendship with Sandy spans back over 20 years.. Having the privilege to meet her while doing childcare in New Britain and carrying our friendship through the years..She truly had a servants heart and her devotion to her family and friends was an inspiration to me and others..I truly will miss her contagious laugh and smile, but treasure the special memories we shared..Thank you for being such a sweet friend.."
"Sandy was a real heavenly gift to my son Thomas and to all who knew her. She was with us for a very short time but her memory will last forever. God Bless her and all of her loving family."
"Sandy was always so much fun to be around. I remember back in and just after high school how much fun we had and how special she was. I was so excited to be reunited with her a few years back and was looking forward to a life long friendship. I loved her whole self including her spirit and her laugh and will always miss her."
"Sandy lit up any situation that she walked into with her smile, her positive attitude, and her love of life. These things were constant with her through thick and thin. I was saying to Irene Stavla, one of my cousins, how Sandy was a whole lot of what I wasn’t that made me what I am. In so many ways we filled each other gaps and it made us both so much more than we could have ever been without each other. The influence of her love and kindness will never die. It lives on in everyone that she had anything to do with. Sandy was a very special woman, friend, wife, and mother. I was an extremely blessed man to have shared my love and my life for 35 years with “My brown eyed girl” as I referred to her and she to me as simply, “Tom my love”"
"Sandy was the strength of the Scully family. She could always pull things together. Family, Work, Husband, children and friends. She always held out an open hand to those who knew her. I will never forget how she welcomed me into her circle of friends and was always there to offer encouragement and support. She's our loss, but Gods gain."
"Sandy and Tom once invited us to visit their summer beach home years ago. It meant a great deal, as a young mother at the time, to be specifically thought of and invited as a family with young boys to spend a summer day with them at their beach house. And what delicious and generous food she made for that day! I remember meeting Tom's Dad at the beach house, and that Susie and Lexi dropped by for a visit during that day. I could see the strong love and friendship that existed between mother and daughter.
She exuded encouragment and hospitality to every person, and she really listened to you when you were speaking to her. She had the wonderful ability to make you feel that you were the only person around her when she was listening to you. She conducted herself with unusual grace, diplomacy, and wonderful mercy.
I remember for one of her birthdays, when she was working at Wellspring, I gave her a birthday card that she just loved and she told me she played many times; she was not afraid to convey sincere appreciation towards people who gave her their time, beneficial comments, a listening ear, and special momentoes that meant a lot to her.
Sandy is a wonderful treasure, is greatly missed, and I am so glad that someday I will see her and talk with her again. Thank you so much Jesus for Sandy's beautiful soul and spirit! What love and beauty reside within her!"
"About 5 years ago, Sandy and I went to a live streamed Beth Moore conference at another church.. It is one of my favorite memories with her because it was one of the only times that we did something alone together and not in a group with our friends. We had a really sweet time that day that included tears, AND of course... laughter! That weekend, we learned the importance of saying "I" love you to someone instead of just "love you".. We learned that saying "I" was so important and deeply personal to the hearer. It's a precious memory. Anytime we said love you to each other after that, we stressed the "I"! Thankful for that memory and so many others. Her laugh is forever implanted in my ears and in my heart. I find comfort that I will see her beautiful face and hear her beautiful laugh one day again in heaven!"
"Sandy, it was always a joy when I'd walk into a family gathering and see you there with Tom. Your smile sent waves of joy and love over everyone you pointed it at. Your children are testimony to your mothering. They are strong, confident and loving. For whatever God's reason for taking you now, we may not know right away. But we do know that we were/are blessed for having you when we did."
"I wish there was more I could do"
"Just looking at all the wonderful pictures of your Mom with her family you can just see the love she had for you all. Her smile tells me there is nowhere else she would have rather been. You all were the joy in her life! Remember that always and use it to help you through xxoo"
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