Sandra Doerrer

March 8, 1949October 5, 2018

Sandra “Sandy” Doerrer, 69, of Clinton, passed away peacefully with family by her side on October 5, 2018. Sandy was born on March 8, 1949 in Middletown, the daughter of the late Frank and Inez Fanfrlik.

Sandy is survived by her beloved husband of 36 years George; son Erik Tyrol and his wife Jennifer of Old Saybrook and their three children Andrew, Jordan, and Melia; daughter Megan Tremble and her husband Andy of Melrose, MA, and their two daughters Charlotte and Juliet; sister Diana Fanfrlik of Clinton; and cousins Donna Jones and Kathleen Johns. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother Ronald Fanfrlik.

Sandy graduated from Westbrook High School in 1967 before attending Bryant College. She spent years working at Xerox and the offices of Stop & Shop before devoting herself to raising her children and grandchildren in a comfortable home surrounded by love.

Sandy was a loving wife, mother, Grammy, sister, and friend who always put the needs of others before her own. She was a caring and thoughtful person who greeted everyone with a big smile and a warm hug, and she also loved to listen and offer advice. Her happiest moments were when she was with her family, especially her grandchildren, who adored her dearly. She was an avid cook, known for her famous cakes and hearty comforting meals. Sandy was also passionate about pets, especially all of her dogs, past and present; her ‘pups’ Oliver and Angus miss her dearly. She touched so many lives in her 69 years on this earth, and she would want us all to love as deeply as she did every day of our lives. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 13 at 10:30 AM in St. Mary's Church of the Visitation, Gove St, Clinton. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Clinton.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, October 13, 2018

Sandra Doerrer

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Susanne Onatah

October 18, 2018

George, Erik, Meagan and Diana.
I was so shocked and saddened to see this just now. I no longer live in Clinton and have lost touch with many people.
I've known Sandy since high school and she was one of my sweetest and dearest friends for many, many years but we had lost touch the last few. I've known her, Diana and their late brother Ronnie for several decades. She touched so many people and was loved by all.
I'm saddened that I didn't get to pay my respects for this beautiful and kind soul at her service.

Kathy Johns

October 10, 2018

George, Erik, Megan & Diana,
I was shocked to hear that Sandy had passed away. My thoughts and prayers
are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

Debbie Clark Long

October 10, 2018

Diana and Sandy’s family, I was so sorry to read about her passing. I will never forget the great times we had on Rocky Ledge Dr. She was a wonderful person and will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family during this difficult time.

Nancy Shuss

October 9, 2018

George, Erik, Meg and Di,
I am at a loss for words .. what a lovely soul she was. I see her bright blue eyes, warm smile and hear her slight laugh!
She loved you all very much along with your spouses and grandchildren.
I have many years of memories that I will cherish. I feel honored to be her friend.
I will miss our regular “talks”.
Love, sympathy and hugs to you all

Richard Anglin

October 9, 2018

Dear George, Eric, Megan and family, Polly and I were shocked and saddened to learn of Sandy's passing. She made it a point to keep in touch over the years and we have fond memories of her and are keeping her and all of you in our thoughts and prayers. We pray, also, that you will find Peace in knowing that she is with God who will continue to hold her in his arms, forever. Love to all, Polly and Dick Anglin