WINOOSKI — Sandra Smart Kivela , age 74 passed away peacefully Tuesday April 22, 2014 in her home with her loving family by her side.

Sandra was born on Nov. 6, 1939 in Newport, Vt., the daughter of Alfred and Irene (Scanlon) Smart. She graduated from BFA St Albans in 1957. Sandra worked many years for Chittenden Bank and The Howard Center both in Burlington.

She loved her Yellow Roses, Angels, Happy Faces and Hugs and sharing Family stories throughout all her wonderful years of life. Mom/Nana cherished her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her children Scott Kivela and friend Angie of VA, Kip Scanlon of Florida. Casey Kivela of Bakersfield, Kristi Kivela and friend David of Burlington, Vt., a sister Candy Bilodeau and her husband, Paul, of St. Albans, special Cousin and Caretaker Callie Barrett of Florida, very Special Granddaughter and Caretaker Sonja Cunningham and friend Pete, special Daughter in Law Cynthia Lariviere of Essex, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sandra was predeceased by her parents Alfred and Irene Smart and her daughter in law Penny (Remillard) Kivela.

A visitation will be held in the Brady and Levesque Funeral Chapel, Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 2 to 5 p.m., Funeral services will be private. Memorials may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495. Online condolences may be sent to her family at the funeral home website: Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home and Commemorative Services.