In Memory

Sandra Hall (Devine)

Sandra Hall (Devine)

Sandra K. Devine, 63, of Stowe died Friday, Dec. 18, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Sandy was born in Roslyn, N.Y., July 13, 1946, and grew up in Great Neck, N.Y., and then in New Jersey. She graduated from Summit (N.J.) High School and went on to Colby-Sawyer College and Katherine Gibbs School.

She had an illustrious career in New York City and Forth Worth, Texas.

She came to Stowe to provide medical support care for her parents, Kitty and Jim Hall. Once entrenched in the community, she became the universal not-for-profit individual, and was renowned for her community service.

Sandy was the first woman president of Stowe Rotary, helped to run the Rotary’s annual Oktoberfest fundraiser year after year, and regularly staffed a booth selling bizarre hats. She loved hats, and probably owned hundreds of them.

She was also named a Paul Harris Fellow, the highest award in Rotary.

She organized the events For Art’s Sake and A Taste of Stowe for the Helen Day Art Center singlehandedly for years.

She was president of the Catholic Women’s Club at Blessed Sacrament Church, and was on the boards of North Country Animal League, the Vermont Ski Museum, Stowe Weekend of Hope, and the Nordic Relay for Life. She gave her all for the community.

Survivors include her brothers and their wives, Kip and Britt Hall of Darien, Conn., and Jim and Linda Hall of Houston; her six nieces and nephews; and her beloved dogs Brie, Bammer and Biddy.

She will be enormously missed by a multitude of friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Jan. 15 at Blessed Sacrament Church, Mountain Road, Stowe. The White-Fiess Funeral Home in Morrisville is in charge of arrangements.

Sandy asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her memory to North Country Animal League, 3524 LaPorte Road, Morrisville 05661.

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04/24/14 01:45 PM #1    

Laurence King

I am so sorry to learn of Sandy's passing.  She lived near my home on Blackburn Road in Summit and I remember her as an enthusiatic school supporter and high school cheerleader.  I know she will be miseed by her fellow SHS classmates, her family and her friends in Stowe, Vermont.

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