Rosemarie Sands

MECHANIC FALLS – Rosemarie Sands, 87, of Mechanic Falls, Maine passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 15, 2023. 

Rosemarie was born on March 27, 1936, a daughter to Edna and Emile Cyr. She born in Van Buren and attended Lewiston schools, graduating at 17 years old. 

She met the love of her life, John Sands while at a dance at the Le Montagnard in Lewiston. They were married in 1959. 

In her working years, Rosemarie spent time working for Hoods Dairy, the State of Maine in Augusta and Harriman Associates. She was a wonderful cook and baker, and loved being “Gram”. 

Rosemarie is predeceased by her parents, her loving husband John, her brothers Leland and Rocky and sister-in-law Geraldine Cyr. 

She leaves behind her children Gregory Sands and wife Kim, Brenda Whiting and husband Mark, Patrick Sands and wife Pennie. She also leaves behind her four grandchildren, Jessica, Samantha, Shawn and Sara. Lastly, a great granddaughter Charli. 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Margaret at Androscoggin Hospice.

A visitation for Rosemarie will be held at The Fortin Group Funeral Home in Auburn on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023 from 4-6 p.m., followed by an in house Liturgy of the Word. A Committal Service will be held at a later date. 

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Sands family.

Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group Funeral Home | 217 Turner Street Auburn, ME 04210 | (207) 783-8545

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