POLLINA- Dena on September 5, 2019. Beloved wife of Chris. Loving mother of Christopher, Luke, Santino and Julianna. Dear sister of Steven (Katy). Daughter of Mel Sandalis (Santa) and Judith Urce. Dena will also be dearly missed by her extended family and wonderful friends. Friends and Family may call Sunday, September 8 from 7-9 and Monday, September 9 from 2-4 and 7-9 at Branch Funeral Home, 190 E. Main Street, Smithtown, New York. Funeral Mass Tuesday, September 10, 10:45 am at St. James Roman Catholic Church429 Route 25A,East Setauket, New York 11733. Please keep the Pollina family in your thoughts and prayers.

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  1. God bless Dena and may God bless you and your family at this difficult time. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, the Healy Family

  2. RIP my dear friend. I will miss you more than words can describe. I will remember your kindness, smile and love for all who knew you. Love, strength and hugs to your amazing family. May God be with you through this most sad time. XOXOXOXOAll Our Love, Laurie, Brent, Will & Dale Robedee

  3. The first car I ever got toDrive was my grandmas car , Dena borrowed us the keys and I drove us to the store. I was 16

  4. We definitely had great times together! You were my rock! My “go to� when my world came crashing in! Always there when I needed you! Thank you for our season in life together! I have so many wonderful memories with you! Love you forever my dear angel!

  5. We will always remember spending time with you on the Ac trips. You were such a beautiful person. Rest In Peace. My heart breaks for all your family and friends.

  6. I just loved seeing you everyday in the gym we always would winde up talking the hole time you are such a beautiful person inside and out god has another angel my thoughts are with your family and friends miss you my beuiful friend 😘

  7. I will always remember that beautiful smile that had the personality to match. That’s the kind of person that touches so many lives and one that will be missed by many. Today it feels like the world has somehow changed. I pray for Chris your children and your family and friends to find the strength to get through this difficult time in life. Love John and Dawn.

  8. I am deeply saddened to hear this news. I lived with Dena and her family for a couple of years back in 1992. We were 22 yrs old with our whole lives ahead of us. I was in college at Stony Brook, NY, living off campus at their house in East Setauket. What started as a logistical convenience became more like a 2nd family to me during very impressionable years. Dena became like a sister. She was a beautiful, spirited, funny, and sweet girl who was so filled with life and an infectious smile that would brighten any room. She brought so much fun into my world (probably too much when I should’ve been focused more on studying Lol). We were balance for each other and her mom always said I was her angel, sent by God. (I think her mom liked that I helped her settle her spunk down just a bit and she became more serious about her future∩┐╜) I know a few of my fb friends knew her, so here is her funeral information if you are still living there. Dena is my first close friend, not an acquaintance, who has passed away. She has a husband and 4 kids. This news is surreal and so very sad, opening a flood of emotions and memories. Rest in Peace my beautiful friend, Dena Sandalis≡ƒÆû

  9. My thoughts and prayers are with DenaΓÇÖs family.I heard about this sad news yesterday. Dena and I were friends back in Jr high and High school. I have many funny and crazy memories with her. My heart breaks that someone so young could be taken away like this. SheΓÇÖll always be with you. God bless her family. RIP dear old friend.

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