Obituary: Sandra L. (DiSalvo) Cugno, 76

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NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. - Sandra L. (DiSalvo) Cugno, 76, formerly of Elm St., North Uxbridge and a resident of St. Camillus Healthcare Center for the past two years died Monday, Dec. 10 after an illness. 

She is survived by a son John A. Cugno of Uxbridge, a daughter Nicole L. Falconer of Tustin Ranch, CA; a granddaughter Ariyna E. Cugno; a brother Thomas DiSalvo of Oceanside, CA; a sister Constance Coyne of Manchester, CT and several nieces and nephews.  Her husband of 31 years Brigader General Arthur F. Cugno passed away on June 13, 1994.  A brother Anthony “Nino” DiSalvo also predeceased her.

Born in Boston on Dec. 12, 1935 she was the daughter of Charles and Margaret (Area) DiSalvo and lived previously in Douglas and Hopkinton before moving to Uxbridge.  A deeply religious Catholic woman Sandra was a lifelong member of the Third Order of Mary and belonged to the Espousal Center in Waltham.  She loved organizing and attending retreats for many different charity organizations including volunteering for the homeless, the St. Francis House in Boston, and the Marist Brothers House in Framingham.  She was primarily a homemaker but enjoyed arts and crafts of all kinds and at one time taught ceramics.  Sandra had a lot of moxie with a good sense of humor, laughing and joking with her friends.  She loved the Italian Opera and old movies.  Family was extremely important to her.  She was an exceptionally good cook and loved eating out at Brian’s Restaurant.

Her funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. from Jackman Funeral Home, 12 Spring St. Whitinsville in St. Patrick’s Church, 1 Cross St. Whitinsville.  Burial will follow in Riverdale Cemetery.  Calling hours at the funeral home are Saturday, Dec. 15 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Sandra’s memory may be made to the St. Camillus Activities Fund, 447 Hill St., Whitinsville, MA  01588.

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