Sandra J. Pechillo of Brattleboro, VT passed away June 5th at the home of her daughter in Windsor, VT at age 84. Sandy was born on May 18,1939 to John and Lillian (Fraser) Plisko in Danbury, Connecticut. She graduated from Harding High School in Bridgeport, CT in 1957.
She worked in a variety of clerical and hospitality jobs. Locally she worked for the Country Kitchen, BookPress, Newton Business Machines, TD Bank and retired at age 72 from People's United Bank's Mortgage Department. Sandy lived at Westgate in West Brattleboro for over 50 years. She was very involved in the Westgate Housing Board and her community.
Sandy loved spending time with her family and friends. She loved any celebration or holiday and gift giving was her love language; she often gave her gifts early due to her excitement. One of her favorite activities was shopping and lunch with an ice cream sundae for dessert. Sandy had a strong faith in the Lord and was an active member of Agape Christian Fellowship. She enjoyed her time with her Women's Bible Study, Children's Ministry and other outreach programs. She enjoyed reading, crafts and baking. She had a great love for her cats over the years; especially her Josh.
Sandy is survived by her Daughter Pamela Pechillo Rice and her favorite Son in Law Michael. She cherished her granddaughters, Kacey Anderson (Cory) of Merrimack, NH and Erin Rice of Windsor, VT. Sandy was lucky to be a Great Grammie to Aayla Anderson and they shared a love of sparkly dresses and dessert. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Lillian Plisko, Sister Lillian (Plisko) Zarr and Brother Robert Plisko. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
A Celebration of the Life for Sandra Pechillo will be held at Agape Christian Fellowship (30 Canal Street, Brattleboro) on Monday, June 12 at 1:00 p.m. A reception will follow at the church. Burial will be at Freidsam Cemetery, Route 63 in Chesterfield, NH at 4pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to BAYADA Foundation. PO Box 1590 Norwich, VT 05055.
Sandy and her family are appreciative of their care in the last few months.
Ker Phaneuf Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. To view an online tribute, leave a message of condolence or for more information please visit www.phaneuf.net.