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Sandra M. Rinehart

September 15, 1947 — February 21, 2023


Sandra M. Rinehart

Sandra M. (Pekunka) Rinehart, 75, of Southington, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. She had been the loving wife of Thomas J. Rinehart for 51 years.

Sandra was born on September 15, 1947 in Greenport, NY to the late Michael and Anna (Mysliborski) Pekunka. She graduated from the St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in Newark, New Jersey and worked as a Registered Nurse at Cheshire Convalescent Home for over 30 years.

Sandy enjoyed being involved in her neighborhood and community and was a member of Southington’s Welcome Wagon group and Mom’s & Tot’s. She was a big NY Yankee fan and enjoyed watching games almost every night. She also enjoyed cooking, going to the casino and traveling. 

In addition to her husband Tom, Sandy is survived by her son, Brian Rinehart and his wife Amy Clark of Southington, her brother, Michael Pekunka of Greenport, NY and her niece, Dawn Cokeril and husband Tom and their children, Dahlia and Trevor, all of Beaumont, TX. She was predeceased by her son, John T. Rinehart, her sister, Barbara Marceszski and her nephew, Clint Marceszski.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Sandy’s memory may be made to the Henry Low Heart Center Fund, P.O. Box 5037, Hartford, CT 06102 (

A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington. Plantsville Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the arrangements. For online condolences and directions, please visit

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