Sandra M. "Ma B" (Rapa) Bonaccorsi

April 30, 2021


Sandra M. “Ma B” Bonaccorsi – Hampstead, NH

Sandra M. “Ma B” Bonaccorsi of Hampstead, NH passed away at her home on Friday April 30, 2021 with her loving family at her side.  She was born in Lawrence, MA the daughter of the late, Anthony L. and Maria C. (Petrella) Rapa.  She was raised and educated in Lawrence and graduated from Lawrence High School Class of 1942.  She also graduated from the McIntosh School of Business.

Sandra or “Ma B” as she was affectionately known to many had worked for the IRS in Andover in the 1960’s.  Her entrepreneurial spirit led her to own and operate several businesses in the greater Merrimack Valley over the years.  She started Tax Preparation Services, Inc. in Methuen which led her to own and operate her own H & R Block franchise in Methuen where she was also the Branch Manager.  As a younger woman she had owned Sandra’s Fashion & Fabrics on Newbury Street in Lawrence for many years.  She also owned and operated Essex Ruling & Printing.

When asked by her family how she wanted to be remembered Sandra replied “as a short order cook” as she would always lovingly make whatever her family members wanted to eat for dinner.  Sandra enjoyed bingo, cooking, traveling, and most importantly spending time with family and friends. She also enjoyed doing taxes and helping people. She knew everybody's name and their families.

Sandra was a lifelong member of Holy Rosary Parish and the St Rita's Sodality.

She is predeceased by Her Husband Edward, daughter Emmy, Sisters Rita and Felicia, and Brother Louis.

Sandra is survived by sister Thelma Hodges, Geraldine Jenkins, and Beverly Faro & husband John. Son John & wife Shelly, their children Monique and husband Zach Zwibeon, and son John and Jake. Son Edward & wife Noelle their children, Falon Meuse, Nicholas Dupuis & wife Darlene, Trey, Rocco, & Bella. Son-in-law Jeep and son Chance. Several nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren Anthony, Kristina, Julianna, Amelia, and Jaxon also survive her.

At Sandra’s request there are no calling hours.  A Liturgy of The Word will be celebrated on Friday May 7, 2021 at 10:30 AM at St. Anne’s Parish, 26 Emerson Ave, Hampstead, NH 03841.  Friends are requested to meet the family at the church.  Burial will follow the Liturgy of The Word in St. Mary’s / Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lawrence.

Goundrey & Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main Street, Salem, NH 03079 is entrusted with the arrangements.  Please visit to sign the online guest book.

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Liturgy of The Word
May 7, 2021

10:30 AM
St. Anne Parish
26 Emerson Ave.
Hampstead, NH 03841

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