Sandra 'Sandy' K. Conklin, 70, of Wanakena
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 11:27 am

WANAKENA -- Sandra “Sandy” K. Conklin, 70, of Wanakena, passed away on November 26, 2017.

There will be a memorial service for Sandy held this summer on a date and time to be announced. Arrangements are with French Family Funeral Home in Star Lake. Condolences may be shared online at

Sandy was born on January 20, 1947 in Star Lake to Pauline (McBroom) Hamele and the late Keith Hamele. She graduated from the Clifton-Fine Central School and earned her associate degree from Morrisville College.

Sandy loved her Wanakena community and took great pride in making it better for everyone. She was an involved member of the Wanakena Historical Association, the Wanakena Cemetery Association, vastly helped with the rebuilding of the Wanakena Footbridge and was a member and former treasurer of the Western Adirondack Presbyterian Church. She was the site manager of the Food Program for the St. Lawrence County Office of the Aging. Sandy also adored her grandkids and loved spending time with them.

Her survivors include her mother, Pauline “Polly” Hamele; two daughters and sons-in-law, Dawn and Gregg Simon, Becky and Jeff Partridge; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Dick and Jeanne Hamele, and Donald Hamele; five grandchildren, Zachary, Jacob, Meredith, Michael and Nicole; a niece, M.J. Hamele; and cousins, Darryl, Ann and Mary.

Sandy is predeceased by her father, Keith Hamele and a cousin, Debbie.

Donations in memory of Sandy may be made to the Western Adirondack Presbyterian Church (WAPC), PO Box 186, Star Lake, NY 13690, The Wanakena Historical Association, PO Box 73, Wanakena, NY 13695 or The Wanakena Cemetery, PO Box 54, Wanakena, NY 13695.