Sandra A. (Gately) Culhane

July 12, 2018

Sandra A. (Gately) Culhane

of Woburn, July 12, 2018. Beloved wife of 48 years to Charles T. Culhane. Loving daughter of Richard F. Gately Sr. and the late Doris A. (Richardson) Gately. Devoted mother of Charlene Cugno, her husband Kevin of Billerica and Robert Culhane of Woburn. Cherished grandmother of Juliana Culhane and Nathan Cugno. Dear sister of Richard Gately Jr., his wife Linda of Woburn, Darlene Paras, her husband Harry of Woburn and the late Daniel Gately, his wife Eve of Woburn. Also survived by her beloved dog and companion, Daisey Mae, as well as many loving nieces, nephews and friends. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Tuesday, July 17th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church at 10 a.m. Interment in Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester. Relatives and friends are invited to call Monday evening, July 16th from 3 – 7 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Sandy’s memory to the Friends of Woburn Veterans 144 School St Woburn MA 01801 USA. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

Sandra A. “Sandy” (Gately) Culhane, a lifelong resident of Woburn, died peacefully, July 12th, 2018 at Winchester Hospital.  The beloved wife of 48 years to Charles T. Culhane, she was sixty nine years of age.

Born in Winchester, Sandy was a daughter of Richard F. Gately Sr. and the late Doris A. (Richardson) Gately.  Raised and educated in Woburn Sandy was a  graduate of Woburn High School, Class of 1967.

Sandy devoted her entire life to caring for her family.  They truly were her world.  A very  sweet, kind,  caring, woman, Sandy was also a protective and loving wife, daughter, mother and grandmother. Summertime and family vacations were her favorite.  Sandy thoroughly loved to travel and travelling all together brought on many wonderful times and great adventures!

Sandy loved hosting dinners,  parties and gatherings at her home.  Be it a typical Sunday afternoon get together,  with the entire family  or all of the Holidays, it was phenomenal.  Charlie first taught Sandy how to cook,  when they married.   A very short time later, she was in command of the kitchen right up to the end!    Always the special treats were her chicken wings and spaghetti sauce,  which were the delicious staples and always ready available.

Sandy loved Elvis Presley and was even lucky enough to have had tickets to one of his performances, front row!  A beautiful  bright smile,  combined with her precious spirit, and  fun personality,  Sandy  will be greatly missed!  Sandy was a selfless and caring woman who never, ever complained; even when times were oh so tough.  Always  there for those  she loved,   caring for her mom when she was ill, and enjoying a cup of coffee daily with her dad.  Sandy  lived each day of  her life fspecifically for  her family,  always putting them first!

Along with her husband Charlie and father, Richard, Sandy is survived and will be deeply missed by her children, Charlene Cugno, her husband Kevin of Billerica and Robert Culhane of Woburn. Cherished grandmother of Juliana Culhane and Nathan Cugno. Dear sister of Richard Gately Jr., his wife Linda of Woburn, Darlene Paras, her husband Harry of Woburn and the late Daniel Gately, his wife Eve of Woburn. Also survived by her beloved dog and companion, Daisey Mae, as well as many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Tuesday, July 17th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church at 10 a.m. Interment in Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester. Relatives and friends are invited to call Monday evening, July 16th from 3 – 7 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Sandy’s memory to the Friends of Woburn Veterans 144 School St Woburn MA 01801 USA. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Tuesday, July 17th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church at 10 a.m. Interment in Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester. Relatives and friends are invited to call Monday evening, July 16th from 3 – 7 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Sandy’s memory to the Friends of Woburn Veterans 144 School St Woburn MA 01801 USA. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

Guestbook

25 Entries

Leave an entry

  1. Gael & Jim Marshall

    To the Culhane family we are so sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing… We are keeping you all in our prayers at this very sad time… Sincerely Gael & Jim Marshall

  2. Sullivan Family (Winchester)

    We were so sorry to hear of your wife/mom’s passing…please know you are in our thoughts and prayers…

  3. Jeffrey Brogan

    To the Gately family, we send our prayers and deepest sympathies. Sandy was the soul of your and her families .

  4. Jeffrey Brogan

    To the Culhane family. We will always have Sandy in our hearts and prayers and all of you. God Bless her and you.

  5. Charlie so sorry for the loss of your best friend, partner, wife, and mother, grandmother & anchor of your family! You have another angel watching over you.

  6. Sorry to hear of your lose, Charlie.Knowing how close both the Culhane’s and Gatley family’s are I know this is a very tough time for you.May God watch over Sandra. Please take care.

  7. Charlie, so sorry for your loss and also the whole Culhane/Gately Families. Sandy was one of a kind. I will always remember her grace and kindness. God Bless and Godspeed.

  8. James and Carol Purtell

    Sincere Condolences to the entire family on your loss, thoughts and prayers to you, and for your comfort.

  9. We are so sorry for the loss of Sandy. Our prayers are with you all at this difficult time. I’m right down the street if anyone needs anything.

    Jeff & Barbara Page

  10. Philip Boudreau

    My sincere condolences to you and your family so sorry charley would be there but will be up Hampton beach

Leave a guestbook entry

Guestbook entries are moderated — please allow 24-48 hours for your entry to appear. Your email address will not be published.