Sandra Assad "Sandie" born in Quincy Massachusetts in 1945, passed away surrounded by her loved ones at the age of 72 on Monday, June 18, 2018. Sandie, daughter to Raphael and Antoinette Cano was known for her strength, intellect and sense of style. She was married to her best friend and high school sweetheart Art for 51 years where they shared an enduring and unconditional love for each other. Art worshipped the ground Sandie walked on and she never shied away from telling others how lucky she was for having him. Their marriage was one straight from a story book. In the years since they married, they traveled the world together and shared many amazing adventures, including her deep love for Paris. In addition to being a loving wife, Sandie was also a proud mother of her two sons and three grandchildren. Over the years, Sandie spent many hours watching and cheering for her children and grandchildren as they excelled in the activities they loved. Sandie also built a name and established herself as one of Atlanta’s top real estate agents. Prior to that, she enjoyed her years as an elementary school teacher in Northern California. In recent years, Sandie and Art built their dream home in the River Club in Suwanee, Georgia, where they were fortunate to establish numerous friendships for which they were both grateful. Their circle of friends in the neighborhood will forever be one of their greatest combined accomplishments. Sandie adored her group of girl friends. Because of these close knit friends, she lived more in recent years than she ever had and was truly happy. Survivors include her husband Art Assad, sisters Nancy Thomas (husband Danny) and Patricia Cano, sons Jason Assad (wife Stacie) and Ryan Assad (wife Deanna), three grandchildren, Chad Assad, Alexandra Assad and Madison Assad. A memorial service is scheduled at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel for Friday, June 22, 2018 at 11:00 am. The family will receive friends at a visitation from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in the name of Sandra Assad to the American Cancer Society – Pink Ribbon Classic, 250 Williams Street, Atlanta, GA 30303, Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. I am so saddened and shocked to hear of Sandie’s passing. My sincere condolences to her family and friends. My thoughts are with you all and especially Art. I am unable to attend the celebration of her life as I am out of the country but will be with you all in spirit.

  2. We are so sad for the loss of Sandie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Art and your entire family. We will be out of the country too so we will not be able to attend.

  3. I was made aware of Sandy’s death today – Tuesday. I am so so sorry for the family. I remember Sandy and her son Ryan and Ryan’s family( I remember a darling red headed grandchild). A lot of time has passed since I last saw Sandy, but I have very fond memories.

  4. Sorry to hear about your lost I know it can be difficult to see the brighter side of things when we are faced with these trials but god does promise us that we will have a ressurection and soon we will be reunited with our loved ones again my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family (acts 24:15)

  5. Art and family, I was so sorry to learn of Sandie’s passing. I hadn’t seen her since your wedding day, but thought of her often, remembering the times we spent together when she lived in Wollaston and we would visit from Vermont and later when I was in college in Newton and would visit our grandmother, aunts and uncles in Quincy, She was my maid-of-honor at my wedding, and we stayed in touch for many years. Unfortunately, as often times happens we eventually stopped communicating. My heart goes out to you, Jason, and Ryan at this difficult time. I hope that all the wonderful memories you have of your many, many years together will help to ease your pain.

  6. I had the honor of taking care of Mrs. Assad’s for seven years at her country club. In that time I grew to learn and love every detail she made quite clear to me. She helped to make me a more professional employee and how my devotion to detail will take me far. You were compassionate like a mother figure to me while i worked. I will never forget those years and lessons and i will hold those memories closely to my heart.

  7. Allen and I were so saddened to hear of Sandie’s passing. She was a dear friend and neighbor and we send our deepest condolences to Art, Jason, Ryan, her precious grandchildren and the rest of her family.
    May God wrap His arms around you all and comfort you throughout the sad days ahead.
    So sorry we aren’t able to attend the service as we will be out of town but you will all be in our thoughts and prayers, Love, Allen and Ann

  8. I was a friend of Sandie’s back in high school and I was so sorry to read of her passing . It sounds like she had a wonderful life with a wonder husband,who I also knew in high school. Funny how we both ended up living in GA.

  9. We are unable to attend the services, but wanted your family to know we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers..

  10. Art,
    We regret that we won’t be able to attend Sandie’s service tomorrow. Even though we only met the two of you fairly recently in life, we have felt a great kinship with you both and we really enjoyed and anticipated each of our business meetings over the last several years. Sandie’s passing has been a shock to us, as she was always so vibrant and gracious whenever we met. We can only imagine the loss your family feels today, but we hope that feeling of loss will soon become a feeling of thanks for the experience of knowing a person so intelligent, kind, and unique.
    Cody and Erika Coleman

  11. Dear Assad Family,
    Please accept my condolences on the loss of your dear Sandie. She raised a wonderful son; Jason and Stacie have blessed my life and my late husband’s. Please know that I pray for your comfort. You’re on my mind and in my heart.
    Janet Beerman

  12. Art,
    So so sorry to hear of Sandie’s passing. Sandie was such a tremendous person – her energy, wit, style and intelligence were a force to be reckoned with. Doug and I will both miss her. We are out of town, so sadly will be unable to be there with you today, but we both will be thinking of you and your family during this time. I know you will alway have such amazing memories. Praying for peace and calmness during this time.
    Cate Bogue

  13. When I think of what pure class and integrity means..Sandie is the diffinition and meaning that comes to mind! Meeting Sandie and Art has truly been a blessing in my life! I know that heaven is celebrating having this amazing lady come home! Sandie you will forever be thought of, loved and admired! RIP!

  14. Art,
    Francene and I are saddened by your loss. Words are difficult to find to express our condolences. We have known you both for so many years. Sandie was a wonderful person and will be missed greatly.

  15. Art,

    Gene and I were saddened to learn of Sandy’s passing.

    Our condolences to you and the entire family. She will be missed.

  16. Art, I am saddened and shocked to hear of Sandie’s passing. She was such a strong and vibrant woman both professionally and personally and one that I will continue to admire. She loved her family unconditionally and I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Kimberly Lloyd (LMG Insurance)

  17. Dear Art, So sorry to hear of Sandie’s passing, we did not know until yesterday when I received an invitation to the Pink Party in her honor!! What a shock, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time, she was a wonderful person and we’re so glad we met. Blessings, Pat and Len Tate

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