Sandra Katherine (Wadlin) Upham, beloved granddaughter of Katherine Marriner Wade of the Belfast area passed on June 8, 2018.  Sandra was born Sept. 2, 1937, to Richard L. Wadlin and Doris Roberts.  She spent her early years in the care of her grandmother, moving to Waterville her sophomore year of High School and graduating in 1955.

She married Richard D. Upham on Jan. 11, 1958, and, they immediately started their family.  They left the great state of Maine for a few years to live in Indiana and Maryland moving back "home" in 1972 to open Flavorland Dairy Bar and later Medical Supplies Inc. in Waterville.

Sandy and Dick have three wonderful daughters: Brenda and Gary Zemrak, Kathi and Kevin Michaud, and Missy Gurski and Shane Wade. Being a grandmother was one of the greatest joys in her life. She is dearly loved by Wes and Moe, Jenna, Mike and Danielle Zemrak, Mackenzie and Kamryn Michaud, and Trevor and Dawsen Gurski. Little did she know that the smiles of her four great-grandchildren, Alina, Grady, Mara and Isla Zemrak, would bring such happiness, helping her through the roughest of times. She is also survived by seven sisters: Lyn, Jeanne, Janice, Marjorie, Mary, Maureen and Debbie; and one brother, Alfred,; and their families; and many special cousins.

Visiting hours were June 17 at Gallant Funeral Home, Waterville.  A celebration of her life took place June 18 at Moody Memorial Chapel, Hinckley, followed by a luncheon at Waterville Country Club, Oakland. An online guestbook may be signed and condolences expressed at

"I have been fortunate enough to have a very special little boy come into my life.  A fund has been established in order to prepare for his future needs.  As this means so much to me, it is my desire that in lieu of flowers, donations go to this Trust Fund in care of Brenda & Gary Zemrak, 299 Cushman Road, Winslow, ME  04901.  If you care about me, please care about the future of this loving little boy.  Thanks, and Love — Sandy"