Sandra Chiaradio Christina

Sandra A. Chiaradio Christina (Schilke)

Saturday, March 7th, 2020
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Sandra A. (Schilke) Chiaradio Christina, 73, of Potter Hill Road in Westerly, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, March 7, 2020. She was the wife of the late John Christina. She was also predeceased by her first husband Edward Chiaradio.

Born in Westerly, she was the daughter of the late Reinhold and Harriet Schilke.

Sandy worked as a Medical Secretary for ENT Associates of Westerly for many years and was a longtime member of Central Baptist Church. She was a member of the Calabrese Women’s Auxiliary and the Rainbow Girls. She enjoyed painting stills, cooking and gardening, however most important to Sandy was spending time with her family.

She was the beloved mother of four children, Anthony J. and Cyndi Chiaradio of Pawcatuck, Marie A. Chiaradio of Westerly, and Deana A. and Michael Bliven and Nicole K. Chiaradio and Timothy, all of Charlestown. Sandy will be dearly missed by her siblings, Edward Schilke and his wife Nancy of Westerly and Linda Bruno of Pawcatuck; sisters-in-law, Maria Schilke and Rosemarie Christina; her seven grandchildren, Kerri, Aaron, Emma, Olivia, Christopher, Kiara and Maggie; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Robert Schilke.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday from 5-7pm at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly. A Funeral Service will take place at 10am on Thursday at Central Baptist Church, 16 Elm St., Westerly. There is no procession to church from the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. Sebastian Cemetery, Westerly. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in Sandy’s memory. For online condolences please visit
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
    59 Spruce Street
    WESTERLY, RI 02891
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  • Service

    Thursday, March 12th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Thursday, March 12th, 2020 10:00am
    Central Baptist Church
    16 Elm Street
    WESTERLY, RI 02891
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  • Interment

    St. Sebastian Cemetery
    WESTERLY, RI 02891


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Albert Morrone

Posted at 04:23pm
To Sandra’s family,
So sorry to hear of her passing. We worked together at MIA and she was such a wonderful co-worker. She will be missed.
With deepest sympathy,
Al & Patti Morrone

Grace Cirino

Posted at 03:55pm
Our deepest condolences to the Family. This Beautiful woman is unforgettable and I am thankful to have met her back in 2008!! She donated a lot of her scrubs to me and some staff members at SMC. Thank you so much for the love & kindness!

Allen Leadbetter

Posted at 07:00pm
Sandy was a dear friend and coworker with me at the Westerly Medical Center. I have so many fond memories of her as my assistant in the office and with her at many Christmas parties. She was so caring and helpful. God bless her.
Allen Leadbetter

Sandra Mitchell

Posted at 04:52pm
Dear Linda and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Sandy was a great friend. We will miss her terribly. I didn't realize how sick she was. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Sandy, John and Karen Mitchell

Marie dickson

Posted at 01:17pm
I am so sorry for your loss. What a lovely woman she was. Inviting, kind and generous. You are all in my thoughts and prayers
Marie Jarvis Dickson

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