In Memoriam – Sandra Glass
GLASS, Sandra (Zais) 77, formerly of Northampton and Chatham, died Monday, November 21, at Overlook Masonic Healthcare. Her husband Robert I. Glass died May 29, 2011. She leaves 3 sons Jonathan Glass of Belmont, Scott Glass and his wife Patricia of Sturbridge, and Jeff Glass of Avon, CO; a daughter Dale St.Lawrence MD and her husband Michael of Thompson, CT and 4 grandchildren, Samantha, David, Peter and Andrew. She was born in Fall River the daughter of Louis Zais and Lena (Baker) Zais and lived in Northampton 37 years before moving to Overlook in Charlton in 2007. Sandra also leaves a brother, Robert, and his wife Edith of Kent, Ohio, and a brother Alan and his wife Helen of Fernpark, FL, a niece and three nephews.
Sandra met her husband Robert while attending Pembroke College/Brown University. She graduated from Pembroke with a BS in Sociology. She worked as a bookkeeper while raising her family and did extensive volunteer work for the Survival Center in Northampton. She had a strong mind, and kept herself abreast of the world’s issues with programs on NPR. She went to the library regularly, and could always be found with a good book, such as the latest Joyce Carol Oates novel. One of Sandra’s greatest pleasures was traversing the miles around her on foot. She was an avid walker and was a familiar sight to neighbors and locals as she enjoyed her many miles of walking daily. Her most treasured times were those spent with her family, especially a traditional yearly gathering with her children and grandchildren at the Cape. Bob and Sandra celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and close friends at one of those gatherings. Even in her final illness Sandra earned the devotion of exceptional caregivers, for whom the family is deeply grateful. Her graveside service will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Northampton Survival Center, 265 Prospect Street, Northampton, MA 01060. Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home 51 Marcy St. SOUTHBRIDGE is directing arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.BelangerFuneralHome.com
Published in The Boston Globe on Nov. 28, 2011