Obituary: Sandra J. (Hawkins) Escott, 75
Apr 30, 2018 05:47AM
● By Theresa Gilman
Sandra J. (Hawkins) Escott
TEWKSBURY - Sandra J. (Hawkins) Escott, age 75, died peacefully at the Kaplin Family Hospice House in Danvers on April 26, after a courageous battle with heart disease. She was the beloved wife of Ronald J. Escott, with whom she had celebrated a forty-eighth wedding anniversary this past August.
Sandy was born in Malden, a daughter of the late Edward and Rita (Emerson) Hawkins, and raised in Malden. She and Ron had lived in Somerville and Everett before moving to Tewksbury in 1977.
She worked as a secretary, but made many friends through her part-time job as a waitress at the former Anchor Restaurant in Tewksbury. Sandy was a frequent Tuesday night Bingo patron at the Tewksbury-Wilmington Elks Lodge.
Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Eric R. Escott of Dracut; a daughter, Disiree M. Escott of Tewksbury; two grandchildren, Jacob and Brianna; a brother, Edward Hawkins of Las Vegas; a sister-in-law, Peggy Hawkins of Laconia, NH; dearest friend Karen Albino of Wakefield; and several nieces and nephews; and predeceased by “Auntie Mame” Madeline Duqueet.
Visiting hours Monday, April 30, from 4:00 to 7:00 in the Tewksbury Funeral Home, corner of 1 Dewey and 975 Main Sts. (Rte. 38) TEWKSBURY CENTER, Ph. (800 in MA or 978) 851 2950. Her funeral will begin Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. from the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass Tuesday, May 1, at 10:00 a.m. in St. William’s Church, 1351 Main St. (Rte. 38) Tewksbury. Burial will be in Tewksbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000-Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or visit www.stjude.org see: tewksburyfuneralhome.com