Sandra Dian Neveu

September 12, 1958 - February 13, 2017

09/12/1958 - 02/13/2017

Past Services

Visitation
Friday February 17, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Maestas Chapel
1801 Baltic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 428-1112 | Directions
Service
Friday February 17, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Maestas Chapel
1801 Baltic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 428-1112 | Directions

Sandra Dian Emerson Neveu, 58, went to be with the Lord February 13, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Janesville, WI to Darwin E. and the late Dian Shawley Emerson, Sandy was raised in Youngstown, OH where she graduated from Chaney High School in 1977. After graduation, Sandy served her country in the U.S. Army where she played the French horn in the Army Band. Her enlistment relocated her to Virginia Beach, where she fell in love with the beach. She always enjoyed the outdoors, whether it be watching the sun rise glisten on the water or the birds as they soared by. Sandy took 6 months off work to go fishing, camping and simply satisfy her lifelong love for nature. Her knowledge and love of the outdoors led to employment at the Virginia Beach Fishing Center where she made lifelong friends. She retired from the City of Virginia Beach after 32 years of service where she supervised and worked for Public Utilities. Sandy was also civic minded and cared about her community and local government. Whether you knew her from work, the beach, were part of the cast of characters at Nick’s (you know who you are!) or volunteering at VB Rescue’s annual Oyster Roast, you know that Sandy had a selfless nature and generous heart. Anyone who met her became a friend for life. Her unflinching inner strength and courage impacted those around her in a way that simply cannot be defined; you could always rely on her and all of us will miss her beyond measure.
Left to cherish her memory is her father, Darwin Emerson; loving husband of 22 years, Daniel “Danny” T. Neveu; daughter, Kim (A.J.) Bernardo of Painesville, OH; grandchildren, Andrew, Timmy, Sarah, and Paul; sisters, Susan Emerson, Cindy (Sam) Huffstetler, and Sheri (Joe) Duff; aunts, Lee (David) Graap , and Todd (Jim) Schott ; a host of nieces and nephews; and we can’t forget her dogs, Chase and Luke. Besides her mother Sandy was also preceded by her sister, Cris Emerson.
A memorial ceremony to celebrate her life will be held Friday, February 17, 2017 at 4pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home – Maestas Chapel, 1801 Baltic Ave. Virginia Beach, VA. The family will be receiving friends beginning at 3pm prior to service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to the SPCA in her honor. Please visit www.AltmeyerFH.com to offer a note of condolence to the family.

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Kathy & Gary Tornatore
5 years ago

Danny,
Danny, we are so saddened by your loss. Sandy was the best neighbor anyone could imagine. She had a great heart for friends, neighbors and critters. We knew we could always count on her for help, good conversation and a welcome smile. She will be missed terribly.

Deborah Conte
5 years ago

Dan Bobby and I are so saddened for you at this terrible loss of your beloved wife Sandy. You are in our hearts and prayers. May God be with you and your family. Bobby Romano & Deborah

Andrew Greenlow
5 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss, Sandy was one of the nicest persons I have ever met. I only knew her for a brief period of time while she was here at City of Virginia Beach DPU but in that short time I knew that she had loved her job and was excellent at it. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family she will be missed. Always remember that those who died don’t go away they walk beside us everyday. God Bless!

Carl and Shari talarico and Tiffany and Tammy
5 years ago

Dear Dar and family, we send our sincere sympathies. Each of you are in our thoughts and prayers..

David Massey
5 years ago

Dano, I’m so sorry for your loss. Loved having Sandy at our softball practices and games many years ago. Take care. – David Massey Woodstock Warriors

Ceil Kidd
5 years ago

Dear Dar, Cindy & Family,
No words can erase the deep pain in your hearts at the loss of your loved one, Sandy. But please know that I do understand and am holding you and your entire family up in prayer at this most difficult time. With Love, Ceil Kidd

Elaine Lambert
5 years ago

I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to Sandy’s family. There’s such a sense of helplessness when someone we love dies. I’d like to share some scriptural thoughts that really helps me. Prayer is so valuable at this time but it’s not that prayer simply makes us feel better. 2 Cor.4:7 says that God can give us, “… power beyond what is normal “, to go from one day to the next. This does not mean that we no longer cry or that we forget, but it means we recover. The reason we recover is because of our hope. Jesus Christ talked about our hope in John 5:28, “… all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out “. Jesus was referring to the resurrection, this is our amazing hope. 2 Cor.1:3 describes our Creator as, “… the God of all comfort “. One way that God comforts us is by moving people who care about us to give us words of encouragement that we need to hear. May the God of comfort (Ps.83:18) be your comfort now during this time of sorrow.

Brenda Barrett
5 years ago

Donna, Rusty, Berta–love and prayers around every member of your family that loved her so–surely the many prayers you sent and had the Sunday School class send helped wrap her in love during these past months. Blessings to all the family

John Cosentino
5 years ago

Dan, my wife and I and all at Atlantic glass are so sorry for your loss. We didn’t know your wife, but we did know how special she was to you. May she Rest In Peace. Please don’t hesitate to call on us for anything you may need.

Barbara Clark
5 years ago

Danny, Sandy was such a stalwart advocate for our neighborhoods! She will not be forgotten. She was also a great friend to me and helped me get through some difficult times – I was lucky to know her. I am sorry for your loss and if you need anything, please contact us.
Barbara Clark and Michael O’Neil