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Sandra Reissour Memorial Fund
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Sandra (Martinelli) Reissour, 77, of Springfield died unexpectedly on Monday November 26, 2018 at her home. She was born on July 18, 1941 in North Adams, MA, a daughter of the late John and Olga (Cellana) Martinelli.

Sandra attended local schools and graduated from Drury High School. She was a graduate of St. Luke’s School of Nursing and later attended the College of Our Lady of the Elms where she earned her Master of Science degree in Nursing. She was employed for 52 years until her retirement at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, first as a Head Nurse and later as an Education Specialist in Academic Affairs. A founding member of the American Nurses Association Massachusetts, Sandra also volunteered for many years with nurses in continuing education. 

Sandra was the co-chair of the ANCC Accredited Approver Unit for ANA Massachusetts, and mentored many nurses across the state and throughout the country in educational design and interpretation of ANCC criteria.  In 2009 Sandra received the President’s Award from ANA Massachusetts, and in 2018 was recognized with the Loyal Service Award for her dedication to the association.  Sandy was highly respected, valued for her opinion, and loved for her attention to detail and “eagle eye.”  She will be missed. Donations* for a scholarship fund may be made in memory of Sandra Reissour to the American Nurses Association Massachusetts, P.O. Box 285 Milton, MA 02186 or online here, 

*Donations are not tax deductible as ANA Massachusetts is a 501c6 corporation.  Please consult a tax professional if you have any questions