Sandra M RaVell
February 4, 1943 – March 14, 2020
Sandra (McNeill) RaVell was born in Atlantic City, NJ on Feb 4, 1943 to the late John and Elizabeth (Marshall) McNeill. On Feb 8th 1964 Sandra married her beloved husband William H. RaVell III. As a Coast Guard wife, she lived in Pleasantville, NJ, Staten Island, NY, Kaneohe, HI, Cape May, NJ and Oakdale, CT.
Sandra went back to school to finish her education receiving her AA, her BA from the University of Connecticut and graduated manga cum laude from the University of Connecticut with her master’s degree in special education. She taught in Montville, Uncasville, and New London, Connecticut schools, and retired from Shepard Hill Elementary School in Plainfield, CT. She loved teaching and was well respected by her colleagues, being chosen as mentor to younger educators.
When not working Sandra enjoyed reading, UCONN Huskies women’s basketball, the Patriots, and the leadership of the Obamas. She also loved her cats. But most of all, she treasured the time spent with her grandchildren.
Sandra is survived by her husband of 56 years, retired Coast Guard officer William H RaVell III, her children Heather RaVell of New London CT and John RaVell and his wife Jennifer Lucey of Shelburne VT, sister Marsha (McNeill) Steet, and grandchildren Will Strafach of San Francisco, CA, Sam Strafach of New London CT, and William RaVell of Shelburne VT. She also leaves behind extended family in New Jersey and many close friends.
In view of current events, services will be scheduled at a later date. To honor Sandy's memory, please consider donating to the CT Humane Society https://cthumane.org/.
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Sandra M RaVell
March 23, 2020
Hello Bill, Heather and Family,
We go way back, so many beautiful memories, even touched base with Patty Geer,
Stay safe, God Bless, prayers to you,
Warmly, Phyllis Walsh