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Sandra Cilley

Sandra Lee Cilley (Lestage)

Tuesday, April 5th, 1949 - Saturday, July 11th, 2020
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Obituary

With sorrow, our family is sad to announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend, Sandra Lee Cilley (Lestage). Sandy passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her loving family on July 11 2020.

Sandy exuded joy, happiness, positivity, and thoughtfulness throughout her life. She made friends wherever she went and always left a positive difference. She made her mark of love, warmth, giving and selfless generosity on all. To know her was to love her.

Sandy enjoyed planning trips and traveling with her family to various destinations and she was always ready for the next trip. Sandy was fun loving and humerous, so easy to spend time with. She always made others feel good.

Sandy adored her 5 grandchildren and would spend hours being present with them, telling stories, making up songs and just laughing and loving them.

Sandy was born on April 5th 1949 in Burlington to Louise Lestage (Lewis) and Raymond Lestage. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1967 and attended Vermont College on a full scholarship. Sandy married Tom Cilley on September 14, 1974. Sandy was a long time resident of Essex Junction. Sandy worked at IBM for 36 years. She loved her job and the life-long friends and relationships she enjoyed there. Sandy enjoyed her retirement job working at Apple Valley vision where she was able to help people.

Sandy leaves her beloved family: husband Tom of 45 years, son Matthew Cilley and wife Haley and granddaughters Kennedy and Kendall from South Carolina, her daughter Karen Martella (Cilley) with husband Drew and grandchildren Braeden, Leighton and Karysn from New York. She leaves her dear sister Sue Luck and brother in law Steve as well as her special nephews and families, Brad and Jennifer Luck and Adam Luck, her brother William Lestage and family in Massachusetts and her sister- in law Susan Pons and family from France.

The family wishes to acknowledge the care from UVM home health and hospice and the wonderful love and caring from friends June, Anna, Joyce and Nancy. She knew you were there.

A celebration of Life will be held to honor Sandy at Lang Farm at 2:00pm on Saturday 7/18/20.

If you have a story or memory to share, we would be very grateful.

In lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions to UVM Home Health and Hospice, https://www.uvmhomehealth.org/donations/make-an-online-donation/

The family also invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting www.awrfh.com.
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  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, July 18th, 2020 |
    When
    Saturday, July 18th, 2020
    Location
    Barns at Lang Farm
    Address
    51 Upper Main Street
    Essex Junction, Vermont 05452
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    Notes
    A celebration of Life will be held to honor Sandy at Lang Farm at 2:00pm on Saturday 7/18/20. We would love all to attend, as limits have been lifted. AND if you have a story or memory to share, we would be very grateful.

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Karen Riedesel

Posted at 08:27pm
Dear Tom, Sue and families,
I am so shocked to see Sandy's obituary! What a special person and the memories! Oh my...the memories. Whenever we were together, Sandy and I had so many laughs. She was quite the prankster and I have many fond memories of time with her. Know you are in my prayers.
Hugs,
Karen Simpson Danaher Riedesel
CL

Cindy Little

Posted at 01:03pm
Sue - I am so saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved sister, Sandy. I remember how much you admired your big sister and she was always there for you. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers.
Cindy Little
LC

Lynn Cairns

Posted at 07:29pm
I have been struggling the last few days trying to find the words to express how I feel about losing my friend. So many many fond memories that I will cherish forever. My condolences go out to the family during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Lynn Johnson Cairns friend
JM

Jeanne Trinko Mechler

Posted at 02:41pm
I worked with Sandy and Tom for many years at IBM and was so sorry to hear of her passing. If I ever had a question or need from the product engineering group, Sandy was the "go-to" person because even if she didn't immediately know the answer, she would find the answer and get back to you. She always had a smile and a friendly word for everyone and was such a pleasure to work with. It was fun to hear about her travel adventures. One year their family spent Christmas in Australia. My condolences to Tom and the entire Cilley family.

Sincerely,
Jeanne Trinko Mechler
L

Lea Rideout

Posted at 07:36am
Tom and family my deepest condolences to you during this difficult time
I worked with Sandi for many years at IBM
We had many laughs and I will never forget her
RIP Sandy
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