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Sandra Lee Day

June 03, 1961 - April 03, 2022

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Obituary For Sandra Lee Day

Sandra Lee Tantillo Day, 60, of Knighdale, NC, died on April 3rd, 2022 at Transitions LifeCare after a painful battle with cancer.

She was born in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada on June 3rd, 1961 to Robert and Patricia Tantillo. She had two sisters, Julie Anne and Nicole Marie.

She moved to Centerport, Long Island, New York at the age of three and lived there until graduating from Harborfields High School. She had a very successful career as a trademark paralegal, starting off in New York City for a variety of law firms. After experiencing 9/11, Sandra and her family moved to the Raleigh, NC area where she continued her career as a trademark paralegal.

Sandy met her husband William “Bill” Day at a Fourth of July barbecue in 1993 and they were engaged by New Year’s that same year. They married on March 18th, 1995 and celebrated their 27th anniversary this year. In 1999, they adopted beautiful twin babies, Mary Elizabeth and Anthony Charles.

Sandy enjoyed spending time at the beach with her family. She was a collector of signed first-edition Anne Rice books, gifted to her by her loving husband. She loved entertaining and cooking for her many friends and family members.

Sandy was preceded in death by her sister, Nicole. She is survived by her parents, in Cortland, New York; her sister, Julie; her husband, and her two children.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm, Saturday, April 9th, 2022 at Renaissance Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh, NC 27615. Following the service, friends and family are encouraged to share memories of her life. Light refreshments will be served immediately after the service.

Services

9 Apr

Memorial Service

02:00 PM

Renaissance Funeral Home 7615 Six Forks Road Raleigh, NC 27615 Get Directions »
9 Apr

Reception

03:00 PM

Renaissance Funeral Home 7615 Six Forks Road Raleigh, NC 27615 Get Directions »
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  • 05/26/2022

    I was wondering why Sandra didn't call me back, now i understand and im so sad and sorry for her beautiful family. We had a wonderful time reconnecting the last few years and she was always such a great friend from the 1970s till now. She will be greatly missed. Love you girlfriend.

  • 04/12/2022

    I never met Sandra face-to-face, but we became fast friends dealing with the initial pain she experienced from an ergonomic perspective and then her illness and leave of absence. You couldn't help but fall in love with her gregarious personality, quick wit, and laughter. I found a friend who would call to check on me and my family concerns while she was battling for her life. Selfless, always concerned about others and her family. To Bill, Anthony and Mary, please know how much your wife/mother will be missed by so many. Her time on earth was too short but it had meaning more abundant than her number of days.

  • 04/09/2022

    From the moment I met Sandy, I knew we would be friends. She said what she meant and meant what she said. Her smile and laugh was contagious. Sandy had a big and generous heart, as well as being the hostess with the mostess. While I feel an emptiness at the loss of a friend, my love and thoughts are with Bill, Anthony, Mary and Sandy's family. Grief is always overwhelming when you love someone so much. May my friend Rest In Peace and guide her loved ones always

  • 04/08/2022

    Rest in peace my beautiful friend. I am so so sorry. You've always had such a big heart and a contagious laugh. Thank you for the beautiful memories. Billy, sending you, Anthony and Mary a lot of love and prayers. I am so so sorry for your tremendous loss. 😘💔😢🙏🏻💜

  • 04/07/2022

    Sandy was always a gracious host during visits. We'll miss her conversations and stories . Our thoughts are with the family. God Bless . Art & Heather, NJ

  • 04/07/2022

    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this time. I have so many fond memories of Sandra. Rest In Peace my friend.

  • 04/06/2022

    Sandy was a good friend of mine for many years. She gave me a job lead to her firm and years later gave me and my husband to be a Wedding shower at her home on Long Island. We endured 911 together. I will miss her very much. Rest In Peace my friend. Roberta

  • 04/06/2022

    My childhood friend Sandra and the memories of my time in the backyard barbeques with her infectious laughter still make me smile. I am genuinely sorry.

  • 04/06/2022

    When I first met Sandy, she had come in for an interview at KT. I knew that very day that this woman was someone special. Our friendship continued on from that day. Among her many gifts, Sandy had a huge heart, was a fantastic hostess and cook, she loved children and helping the less fortunate. So warm and friendly and loved her family fiercely. To Bill, Mary and Anthony my deepest condolences. Cling to each other as you walk through this time. Praying for God's strength to help you. Looking forward to seeing you in Heaven. Janis Pyburn

  • 04/05/2022

    I'd like to light a candle for my old friend. I have nothing but fond memories of Sandra from school. I was jealous of her beautiful handwriting. Rest In Peace ❤️

  • 04/05/2022

    I knew Sandra in high school. She was always so kind and so positive. My deepest condolences. Nancy

  • 04/05/2022

    I will always remember Sandy as a very caring, strong, kind and generous person. I worked with her only briefly at MVA but I felt like I had known her for years! She was easy to be friends with: she was funny, supportive and encouraging, always eager to help. She always thought of those less fortunate, especially during the holidays, sending multiple donations to nursing homes or seniors without a family. She was never afraid to speak out if she felt something was unfair. She was fearless and strong. I will miss you Sandy, and will never forget our time at MVA. Rest in peace, my friend. My deepest condolences to Bill, Mary and Anthony.

  • 04/05/2022

    Rich and I were so sad to hear of Sandy's passing. She and Bill opened their home to our daughter and treated her like their own. Although we didn't know her well, she had a presence that exuded grace and hospitality. I know she will be greatly missed. Our prayers go out to Bill, Mary, and Anthony in the days and weeks to come.

  • 04/05/2022

    Sandy, you will be so dearly missed. Thank you for all the talks we had and all the positivity you shared. You are truly a dear friend. Heaven certainly has gained another beautiful angel. My sincere condolences to Bill, Mary and Anthony. She was so proud of you all.

  • 04/04/2022

    I am so sorry to hear this. I worked with Sandy. We had many conversations. Rest In Peace Sandy. You will definitely be missed! Keeping all of her family in our prayers.

  • 04/04/2022

    Sandy was an amazing woman. She was a great host a fantastic cook a great decorator and on and on. She was just great at being a wonderful person. You could not ask for a better friend. My heart goes out to Billy, Mary and Anthony and their family. Sandy willbe missed more than words can say. Rest in Peace dear Sandy.

  • 04/04/2022

    Words cannot express my sadness in having lost my dear cousin and friend. Sandra was the sister I never had. Although we have been separated by miles, in our hearts we never were. Sandra was a generous, loving, and giving person. My heart breaks for all of her family. A void will certainly be left, but her suffering has ended. Until we meet again my beautiful cousin, I love you.

  • 04/04/2022

    Sandy was a dear friend and a gracious host. My prayers go out to Bill, Mary, Anthony and her extended family.

  • 04/04/2022

    My deepest condolences to the family. I loved how real and outspoken Sandy was. Just a breath of fresh air. RIP.

  • 04/04/2022

    Sandy was such an incredibly loving and kind hearted person. Her devotion to her friends and family was extraordinary. There is so much in my life I owe to her. Sandy was truly one of a kind. I will miss hearing her voice, her bubbly personality, her laugh, and most of all her unwavering friendship. Her light shines on in the many people she's touched along her journey.

  • 04/04/2022

    Sandy was a Woman of Substance and she will be missed. We spent many years together at MVA and she introduced me to the wonders and beauty of yellow peonies. Over the years we shared pictures of our plants and their blooms. Every spring when they are in full bloom, she will be remembered.

  • 04/04/2022

    I'm so sorry to hear this! My heart is broken for Bill, Mary and Anthony. She always made me laugh when we got together and was an absolute wonderful cook! Heaven got a beautiful angel! - Katie Efland

  • 04/04/2022

    My beautiful sister in law Always so welcoming An excellent host and even better cook We will miss you

  • 04/04/2022

    Beautiful Sandy! You will be missed. You brightened a room with your smile and laughter.

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