Obituary of Sandra Perry
Sandra Mae Perry
April 21, 1936 - August 20, 2022
Sandra was born the youngest of three sisters in Endicott, NY, or, as she referred to it “God’s Country!”. Her father Benjamin was a sweet man, devoted to his wife and daughters and all of “his girls” at Endicott-Johnson Shoes. Her mother was a demure homemaker who fostered her daughters’ love for the arts and music.
She met her true love Stephen at Pratt institute in Brooklyn, NY. They raised their children in Lincoln Park and then in Pompton Plains, where she and her beloved husband painstakingly renovated an 1800’s colonial as well as a three-story barn.
Despite numerous situations that may have derailed most others, Sandra always persevered and she rose above, inspiring everyone around her.
A lifelong member of the GFWC, first as a Junior, and then a Woman’s Club member, her love of volunteering inspired her older daughter Alex Ann to join and achieve the position of New Jersey Director of Junior Clubs, an accomplishment that Sandra bragged about to anyone who would listen!
Along with her husband, Sandra extensively traveled Europe, Asia, South America and the Caribbean, making sure to visit all of the renowned art museums of the world. A lifelong dream was fulfilled with their trip to Russia, captured in one of Stephen’s most revered paintings, that of St Basil’s Cathedral.
A lifelong love of architecture and antiques was a passion that she shared with her sister Shirley; she ran a shop for many years. One of her favorite times of the year was her and Shirley’s time at the Antique Fair at Bouckville, NY. There are way too many stories of their adventures to share!
She was devoted to her Russian Orthodox faith and beloved by her parish at St. John’s Russian Orthodox Church in Singac, NJ.
She was predeceased by her devoted husband, Stephen, and her beloved daughter Andrea. She is survived by her loving daughter Alex Ann and husband Larry, her grandchildren Hannah and her partner Teddy, Benjamin, Emma and her husband Ryan, and Layne.
Her life with all her family, friends, and anyone that she met will be forever changed.
In Loving Memory
1936 - 2022