sandra laingSandra Mary Laing Kosakowski, of Wappingers Falls, entered into rest in the presence of loved ones on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Lutheran Care Center in Poughkeepsie. She was 79.

Daughter of the late John D. and Mary F. Ziemlewicz Laing, she was born July 25, 1939 in Poughkeepsie. Sandy was an honor key graduate of Arlington High School. She grew up in Freedom Plains and spent her adult life in Wappingers Falls. On July 11, 1960 she married Henry Anthony Kosakowski in Poughkeepsie. Hank preceded her in death on August 25, 1990.

Prior to her retirement, Sandy worked for many years as the Deputy Town Clerk for the Town of Wappinger. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hughsonville Fire Company. Sandy enjoyed attending Scottish Society events locally. She also liked singing and dancing.

Survivors include her children, John H. Kosakowski and his wife, Kimberly of Wappingers Falls, David A. Kosakowski and his wife, Christine of Wappingers Falls, Lisa A. Bittner and her husband, Kenneth of Salt Point and Kevin M. Kosakowski and his wife, Carole of Hopewell Junction; her grandchildren, Kasey Kosakowski, Scott and Tyler Kosakowski, John Bittner, Rebecca Bittner Rathjen, William Bittner and Kylie Kosakowski; her sister, Margaret E. MacKinnon; as well and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband, Hank Kosakowski, Sandy was predeceased by her brother, James Alfred Johnson.