Ursula (Bender) Dandy

Born: Mon., Apr. 4, 1955
Died: Sat., Sep. 29, 2018


Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Mon., Oct. 22, 2018
Location: St. Cecilia's Church


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FITCHBURG---Ursula (Bender) Dandy, 63 years old, of Fitchburg, died unexpectedly in her home on Saturday, September 29, 2018. She was born in Ettlingen, Germany on April 4, 1955 and had lived in the United States since her late teens. Ursula is survived by her mother Theresia (Sieber) Monecke of Germany; son Shane Dandy and his wife Emily of Westminster; daughter Shanna Dandy and her wife Amber of Bedford; 2 sisters Eveline Kumberg and Pia Geiser both of Germany, 4 grandchildren Raven, Corey and Conor Dandy all of Westminster and Miles Dandy of Bedford. She was predeceased by her father Fritz Bender and brother Andreas Bender.

Ursula spent the majority of her career working at Holiday Housewares (Tuckers) in Leominster and retired from many years at Sonoco (Gillette) in Devens. She was known for helping others by lending her ear, offering a warm meal or a place to stay, including opening her home to two foster children in the 80’s. She loved to get lost into a good novel, most specifically paperback novels. It was not uncommon to have her glance at you above her reader glasses and through her pages if you needed her attention. She would also love to discuss full moons, vampires and werewolves with anyone. She always loved an opportunity to cook up a lasagna or a cheesecake that cannot be duplicated. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends.

Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Cecilia’s Parish, 180 Mechanic Street, Leominster on Monday, October 22nd at 10:00 AM with burial to immediately follow.

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Ray Burnette
   Posted Wed October 10, 2018
Ursula will surely be missed. I enjoyed working with her at Sonoco. She had a great smile and even better laugh. That smile and laugh brightened up many a day for so many. It's what helped us get through the day sometimes. Rest in peace Ursula.

Gail Philbrook
   Posted Thu October 11, 2018
Thoughts and prayers for Ursula’s family. We worked together for many years and I always enjoyed being around her whether at work or after. Ursula was a wonderful person and she will be truly missed. RIP Ursula

Karen
   Posted Fri October 12, 2018
So sorry for your families loss, I’m heartbroken over this. We worked together at tucker housewares and became very good friends sadly we didn’t keep in touch like we should have. Lots of good memories! She would always tell me how proud she was of her children, she loved her family so very much, she was such a kind person and always had an open ear.
Rip my friend you will be sadly missed. 😥💖

Marissa Brown
   Posted Fri October 12, 2018
My heart breaks for the Dandy family. I've been friends with Shanna for decades but only met Ursala in the past 3 years. I'm thankful for the laughs, smiles, and memories at Shanna and Amber's showers and wedding. I'm sad for the future missed grandmother memories with the newest grandson, Miles. However, I'm thankful for her role in bringing some wonderful kids and grandkids into the world. They've meant the world to me.

lynn und anny
   Posted Mon October 22, 2018
The death of Ulla met us all unexpectedly. We who are so far away can still not believe that she really should have left us.
This loss is painful as she will miss the role of mother and grandma.
But she was also a bridge between Karlsruhe and Boston. She was the link between our families. Not only that, she understood both languages. She also grew up in both cultures and was able to explain and convey wonderfully when we did not understand anything.
The loss of this bridge is very large and difficult to replace. That's why we remain in great sadness. Hoping anyways to continue and rebuilt the bridge with Shane and Shanna and their families! You'll be always wellcome here in Germany.

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