July 11, 1939 ~ December 24, 2022

Born in: Mt. Kisco, NY
Resided in: Meriden, CT

Donald Sands of Meriden, CT passed away unexpectedly into the arms of his Lord on Saturday, December 24, 2022. He was 83 years old. Born in Mount Kisco, NY on July 11, 1939 to the late Edmund and Mable Sands. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years Eva (Rule) Sands. He will be missed by his 4 loving children and 15 grandchildren; son Donald Sands and his wife Kathy, son Ken Sands and his wife Rhonda, daughter Lorri Daley and her husband Patrick, all of Meriden, and daughter Kimberly Clark and her husband Michael of Prospect, grandchildren; Justin Sands, Melissa Glowasky, Alicia Sands, Jennifer Brewer, Donald Sands, Erica Cardona, Christina Daley, Katie Zisk, Rachel Quinones, Patrick Daley, Jonah Clark, Leah Clark, Grace Clark, Caleb Clark, and Joshua Clark. Also survived by 13 great-grandchildren, his sisters Mable Colt and her husband Carlisle of Wallingford, and Edna Neubauer and her husband Ray of Forestville, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters; Katherine Disbrow, Dorothy Graymour, and Helen Cossaboom, his brothers; Sonny, Edwin and Douglas Sands, and 2 infant brothers. In the 1950s he worked for The Federal Bakery in downtown Meriden. He then became a Journeyman Pressman at Dominal Press in Meriden. He was a cook in several restaurants in CT and NY. He also worked for Frank’s Auto Parts and Car Quest in Meriden. Prior to his retirement in 2019, he worked for the City of Meriden as a Parking Garage Attendant. He had many loves, but none more than his family and friends. He also loved visiting the shoreline and going fishing with his wife and grandchildren. He was an avid NY Yankees fan and loved visiting Yankee Stadium with his children. He also loved gathering on Sundays to watch the NY Giants with his family.
Friends may attend a celebration of Donald’s life at the Cheshire Bible Chapel, 1103 Waterbury Rd., Cheshire on Friday, January 6, 2023 at 11 a.m.

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Memorial Service: January 6, 2023 11:00 am

Cheshire Bible Chapel
1103 Waterbury Road
Cheshire, CT 06410


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  1. I’m so sorry for the loss of Mr. Sands. We offer our sincerest condolences. Sincerely, John and Beth Turgeon

  2. I did not know you personally, however I do know your daughter, Kim. You raising her Mr. Sands, is a testament of the beauty of your daughter inside and out, so you must have been an amazing man. God Bless your family forever and always

  3. I’m proud to say that Uncle Don was loved and adored by many! He was truly the catalyst of the Sands family! I have many great memories with him and I will truly miss him. My deepest sympathy and condolences to my Aunt Eva & my Cousins Don, Ken, Lori & Kimberly! Good Bless you all & may you have solace in knowing that Uncle Don is with our Lord and Savior!

  4. My heart is grieved for you all due to the lloss of your husband, dad, and grandfather. I know you will continue to feel his loss until each of you see him again in heaven. I’m glad you can be assured he is now healed and with the Lord ❤️ May each of you know the peace of God which passes all understanding. ❤️🙏

  5. My dearest Uncle Donald will be missed by too many. I spent a lot of my younger years with him,Eve,and my cousins in a house of love. Never a bad time there with too many laughs. Never knew anyone with a better sence of humor as Don,and he always had a joke for me Its been a very hard time for our entire Sands family. Love you all

  6. God Bless you Eva and Lori , I first got to meet you at Dad’s funeral and thanks to Facebook. I have kept up with you guys. I never had the opportunity to Meet “Uncle Don”, but wish I had. Please take care of yourself!!

  7. Eva and Family,
    Sorry to hear of Donald’s passing. I worked with him at the Meriden Parking Garage he was a lot of fun to be around & will be missed

  8. My deepest condolences to the Sands Family…
    May your memories get you through this difficult time

  9. “Soupy” was a fine man with a wonderful family. The Woodtke family was blessed to have known him.

    With Love,
    The Woodtke’s

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