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Sandra Jane Kelley Musgrave Harvey

Sandra Jane Kelley Musgrave Harvey, age 76, of Brandywine Hundred, Wilmington, DE, died peacefully October 1, 2021.

Born in 1945, in Barton, Vermont to the late Howard William Kelley and Rena Mae Collins Kelley. She graduated from Barton Academy and Graded School in 1963. She attended the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Humanities in 1967 and a Master’s degree in English Literature in 1968. She later earned a Master of Science in Library and Information Sciences from Drexel University, in 1997.

After college, she worked for Sears, Roebuck and Company in Chicago for 2 years as a computer programmer. In 1970, she moved back to Vermont and went to work for the State of Vermont in data processing. In 1981, she and her family moved to Delaware, and in 1982, she went to work for the State of Delaware as a Data Center Manager. After 24 years, she retired in 2006 from the Department of Health and Social Services Information Resources Management unit.

Sandra enjoyed square dancing, camping, bicycling, gardening, reading, and the opera. She also enjoyed cruising that allowed her to visit Alaska, Tunsia, Ephesus, Sicily, and Greece. Her husband of 27 years, Francis Richard Harvey, Jr., predeceased her in September, 2001. In addition, she was predeceased in 2020 by her sister, Diana Mae Kelley Green of Pittsfield, MA. She is survived by her daughter, Christine Rena Karpinski and her husband George, of Wilmington, DE, and a son, Francis Richard Harvey III, of Newark, DE, and her sister, Barbara Sue Kelley Ashe, of Worcester, MA, and various nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer, 13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889, Dallas, TX 75380.

Funeral Services

A visitation will be on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, from 10:00-11:30AM, followed by a memorial service at 11:30AM. Interment will be private.


    Norma Beard writes,
    Very sorry to hear about Sandra. I danced with Sandra at Castle Squares. She was always very helpful as I was learning to dance advanced. I will miss seeing her when Castle Squares resumes dancing. Norma Beard
    10/07/2021 10:54 am
    Linda Barnett writes,
    Such a lovely woman; her passing gives me great sorrow. We had such a grand time carpooling to work back in the day. Those Vermonters are great drivers! ~~sending heartfelt condolences to her dear children.~~Linda
    10/11/2021 09:19 am
    Susan Jerrell writes,
    I worked with Sandy for several years in Delaware. She was both a wonderful mentor and friend. Although I moved from Delaware twenty years ago, we still kept in touch. So many good memories! I will miss her.
    10/16/2021 10:11 am

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