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“Darlene,Sincere condolences to you and your sister. I was deeply saddened upon hearing the news of your loss. May Christ's peace comfort you all. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Margaret C

“Thoughts and prayers sent to the Bandilla family. you're Mom is now dancing in the heavens with your dad. Amen ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Tammy (Germain) Beliveau - MA

“Sending my sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you strength and peace during this difficult time. -Psalms 29:11 ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Darlene, Jason and Holly,My sincerest condolences on the passing of Maura. She was a very kind person whom i respected dearly.Brian ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry for your loss Deana. God has your mom now and she is ok !! God Bless you and your love ones. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Andrew Gordish - Millbury, MA

“Darlene so sorry to hear about your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. May she R.I.P. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Dave & Debbie Larson - Worcester, MA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Heaven gained a kind, caring, loving, all around wonderful angel. Rest peaceful beautiful. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Michelle Rodgers - Auburn, MA

“Deana & Family,My thoughts and prayers are with you and Darlene at this time sorrow.My sympathies,Frank Stefanik ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Frank Stefanik - Webster, MA

“So very sorry to hear about your mom.Your in my thoughts and prayers . ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Mark Skiesto - Shrewsbury, MA


Maura M. (O'Neill) Bandilla, 66, of Auburn died Tuesday, March 1, 2016 in the Life Care Center of Auburn. Her husband, Richard J. Bandilla died in 1982. She leaves two daughters, Deana I. Bandilla of Auburn, and Darlene M. Eppenstein and her husband, Jason, of Worcester; a granddaughter, Holly M. Eppenstein; 2 sisters, Christine Alexander of Richmond, BC, Canada; and Vanda Fitter and her husband Barry, of Merstham-Redhill, Surrey, England; several cousins, nieces and nephews. A brother, Nicholas Alexander predeceased her.

Maura was born in SW St Pancras, London, England, a daughter of Constance O'Neill and Ronald Alexander. She immigrated with her parents to the United States in 1963 and attended Northboro schools.

She is a former sales associate with Bob's Discount Furniture, and held many sales positions over a 35-year career. She was the first female automobile salesperson in the state of Massachusetts, employed by the former Chabot Motors in Millbury. She loved the ocean, her favorite places being Cape Cod, MA; Narragansett, RI; and Moody, ME. She also enjoyed gardening, bowling, DIY projects, and spending time with her friends and family.

There are no calling hours. Burial in Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester, will be private. A Celebration of Life for Maura will be held on March 12th, 2016 at 12:30PM at the Marine Corps League Club in Worcester. Contributions in Maura's memory may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Massachusetts. HENRY-DIRSA FUNERAL HOME, 33 Ward Street, Worcester is assisting the family with service arrangements.