Bowdoinham-Sandra J. (Temple) DeLano, 54, of Bowdoinham lost her battle with cancer on July 26, 2007 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, surrounded by her loving family. Sandi was the youngest daughter of Milton, Sr and Ina (Irish) Temple, born May 24, 1953 at Gardiner General Hospital. She attended Bowdoinham Community School and Brunswick High School.
The happiest years of Sandi's life, since the birth of her two sons, was after she began dating the love of her life; David M. DeLano. After dating for ten months they were married on September 20, 1997. David introduced her to many activities that she loved. Most of all she enjoyed the summers spent on their houseboat. She was in her glory out on Merrymeeting Bay, fishing, relaxing, and cooking meals for themselves and their friends. In the later years once Sandi and David built their home behind her parents home, she enjoyed many days in her favorite spot on the porch throughout the four seasons. She also enjoyed their trips to Florida, spending time with her two granddaughters, collecting lighthouse items, pink flamingos, anything with palm trees, and her crusade to find a bigger turkey each year for Thanksgiving.
Sandi was outspoken and strong willed. She had a down-to-earth sense of humor and an infectious laugh that drew so many people to love her; more than she will ever know.
Sandi was predeceased by her siblings Milton R. Temple, Jr in 1978 and Mary A. (Temple) Linn in 1992. She is survived by her loving husband David, of Bowdoinham; her parents Milton, Sr and Ina Temple, of Bowdoinham; her sons Timothy A. Merrill, Jr and his wife, Jen, of Litchfield, Solon A. Merrill and his friend. Vincent Prescott, of Gardiner; stepdaughters Lorry (DeLano) McGinn, of Stuart, FL, Jessica DeLano, of Auburn; the other two loves of her life granddaughters Kristina and Kassy Merrill of Litchfield; special niece Josee Dumas and her daughter Abby of Whitefield; special cousin and friend Brenda Irish of Litchfield; her and her husband's friend Andy Wallentine of Bowdoinham; and her good friend Karen Lothridge of Richmond; as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends to numerous to mention.
At Sandi's request there will be no services. A private ceremony with Sandi's ashes will be held with her husband and sons at a later date.
Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com
Arrangements under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357