Sanka Massey

Sanka R. Massey

May 23, 1947 - Feb 10, 2020
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Sanka R. Massey, of Carmel, NY died peacefully with her family by her side on Monday February 10, 2020 at Westchester Medical Center. She was 72 years old.

Born on May 23, 1947 in Zablace, Croatia daughter of the late Frane and Anka (Antolos) Rossini. On July 15, 1972 she and her two daughters; Marica and Natasha immigrated to America.

On July 18, 1999 she married Raymond V. Massey in Kent, NY. Together they resided in Brewster, NY until three years ago when they moved to Carmel.

Sanka was a Data Processor with Time Warner Communications in Queens, NY for 9 years before retiring in 2008. Prior to that, she worked in the hospitality industry for nearly two decades. She enjoyed traveling with her family, knitting and going to her Zumba class every Monday. Sanka was a great dancer and singer. Her greatest passion in life was her family, she was a fantastic mother, grandmother and mother-in-law. Everyone who met Sanka was automatically attracted to her and her personality. Sanka was a proud survivor of breast cancer for the last 24 years participating in 19 Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for the Cure events.

Sanka is survived by her husband of 20 years Ray, her two daughters: Marica Pendjer and her husband John Miller of Orange, CA, Natasha Restrepo and her husband Jorge of North Salem, NY, her granddaughters Bianka and Tatiana Restrepo, as well as nieces, nephews, godchildren and countless cousins.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday February 17, 2020 at St. James the Apostle Church, Gleneida Avenue, Carmel at 11am. Interment will follow at Raymond Hill Cemetery, Carmel, NY. Visitation will be held on Sunday February 16, 2020 at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY from 2pm-6pm.
In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Sanka may be made to Susan G. Komen Orange County Affiliate,
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday February 16, 2020 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Sunday February 16, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Beecher Funeral Home
    1 Putnam Avenue
    BREWSTER, NY 10509
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  • Service

    Monday February 17, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday February 17, 2020 11:00am
    St. James 'The Apostle' Church
    Gleneida Ave.
    carmel, NY 10512
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  • Interment

    Raymond Hill Cemetery
    Rt 52
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Kendra Massey Connolly

Posted at 11:57am
I feel privileged to have known Sanka and call her my Aunt. She was such a wonderful person and will be missed. Donation made to Susan Komen in lieu of flowers. Love forever.

Josephine King, Mary Grgas

Posted at 08:32am
With loving memories of our beloved niece. She will remain in our hearts forever. Until we meet again. Teta Josephine and teta Mary with families.
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Posted at 02:57pm
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Zoja, Ljiljana and Nikola, Maja, Ivana and Aleksan

Posted at 11:21am
You are in our thoughts and will remain in our hearts: Zoja with her children Maja, Ivana and Aleksandar and their children, and Ljiljana and Nikola
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Christian & Melinda Ljubic

Posted at 09:04am
We will always remember your smiling face. May you rest in eternal peace. With Love The Ljubic Family Christian, Melinda, Mateo and Gabriela
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