Portland, ME – Sandra Jean Hallstrom, 75, a lifelong resident of Portland died Monday, April 2, 2012 surrounded by her family.
Sandra was born in Portland, ME on November 7, 1936, a daughter of the late Albert & Barbara G. (Edwards) Sinclair.
She worked briefly on the Portland Wharf and also for the Old Portland Hospital; however her greatest job was being Mom.
Sandra was a member of the Eagles in South Portland for a time and bowled in many candlepin bowling leagues. She was a huge fan of Elvis and enjoyed singing and dancing herself and also became very adept at playing the spoons. She enjoyed Television, coloring and the Lifetime channel especially, but also showed interest in horror movies and Tom & Jerry. She also loved a party, family gatherings were one of her favorite things, she adored her family and enjoyed their company.
She will be sadly missed by her three daughters Barbara Hallstrom, Debra Stevens both of Portland and Donna Costales and her companion Eloge of South Portland. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren James, Eric, Marc, Paul and his wife Robyn, Jessica and her husband Yauel, Sheena, Nicole and her husband Joshua, David and Keiana and her five great grandchildren Jordan, Zachary, Haley, Xavier and Gabriel as well as her longtime companion Arthur Galonis of Portland, her two brothers Charles Sinclair and Bruce Lombard and Joan both of Portland, her three sisters Laurel Sweney, Dorothy Dye of Westbrook and Sharon Lombard of New York City, her step son Roberto Mesa, a long time friend Billy Carey, and a very special women Sarah Gay, her faithful Chihuahua Sandy Hallstrom and several nieces and nephews. She is also the sister of the late Janice Robitaille, Marjorie Wilcox and David Sinclair and the step daughter of the late Howard Lombard.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, Stevens Ave, Portland.
Burial will be private.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland, ME. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Sandra’s guestbook.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to:
Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME 04102