Sandra Lee McCutcheon
October 8, 1943 – April 7, 2018
Sandra Lee McCutcheon, 74
PORTLAND - Sandra Lee McCutcheon, 74, of Portland, passed away on April 7, 2018, at Maine Medical Center, after a long battle with cancer.
She was born on Oct. 8, 1943, in Portland, the daughter of Chester and Hazel (McLellan) Davis. She was predeceased by her parents, and stepson, Terry.
She was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, and graduated from Deering High School.
Sandy not only had a great passion for Mary Kay Cosmetics, working as a company consultant for 36 years, she also enjoyed gardening.
She was a devoted caretaker, tending lovingly to struggling or ailing family members over the years.
Sandy was happiest spending time with her children and grandchildren, celebrating holiday traditions and getting the family together at the family camp at Sebago. Among her travels with her husband on business, her most memorable was a trip to Japan.
Her husband of over 50 years, Terry, recalls with sadness:
"How you suffered, my love. From major back surgery then rehab, to a cancer diagnosis, and then to chronic kidney disease and ultimately, heart failure. Through it all, you always did your best, as I did my best to care for you. I was not always perfect, but as we fought this together, my love for you grew ten-fold. The doctors, I know, did all they could to make you well.
"Going on without you seems too difficult. They tell me this will pass in time. I take comfort and am so thankful that I was holding your hands when you passed. I am also so amazed at the wonderful sense of peace on your face, smooth as silk, and no more pain."
Sandy leaves behind her loving and dedicated husband, Terry L. McCutcheon; children: Susan Pickrell, Ocala, Fla., David McCutcheon, Auburn, Terri-Lynn Milligan, Gray and Travis McCutcheon, Sabattus; and grandchildren: Nicolas Thompson, Charlotte Connick, Emily Connick, Fangen Thompson, David McCutcheon Jr., Michael McCutcheon, Trevor McCutcheon, Terry Libby Jr., Angelica, Patrick, Jennifer and Michele.
Visiting hours will be held April 20 from 5-7 p.m. at Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland. A Mass will be celebrated April 21, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 678 Washington Ave., Portland. A burial will follow, at Forest City Cemetery in South Portland.
Please share condolences and sign Sandra's online guest book at www.JonesRichandBarnes.com.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to benefit the rescue horses: The MSSPA Farm Make a Donation - MSSPA www.msspa.org/give
- Terry L McCutcheon, Spouse
- Susan Pickrell, Daughter
- David McCutcheon, Son
- Terry-Lynn Milligan, Daughter
- Travis McCutcheon, Son
- Nicolas Thompson, Grandson
- Charlotte Connick, Granddaughter
- Emily Connick, Granddaughter
- Fangen Thompson, Grandchild
- David McCutcheon Jr, Grandson
- Michael McCutcheon, Grandson
- Trevor McCutcheon, Grandson
- Terry Libby Jr, Grandson
- Angelica ., Granddaughter
- Patrick ., Grandson
- Jennifer ., Granddaughter
- Michele ., Granddaughter
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
678 Washington Ave
- Visiting Hours Friday, April 20, 2018
Sandra Lee McCutcheon
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Bob & Missy Saunders
April 16, 2018
Dear Terry and family,
We are so sorry for the loss of my dear "cousin" Sandra. You and Sandra are so special to me and my family. We are sorry for any suffering Sandra may have had and hope she is at peace now.
I could never thank her enough for all that she did to take care of my mom, "aunt" Dot. My mom adored her and she would not have lived as long as she had with out Sandra! When Sandra meets "aunt" Dot in heaven I hope she give her a hug from me, Dot will be happy to have Sandra with her again.
God Bless you all.
With deepest Sympathy,
Bob and Missy Saunders
LINDA Herbert- Boote
April 15, 2018
I knew Sandy from 6th grade and on to Deering High..She was a great friend and we enjoyed a lot of the same interests. She introduced me to Horses.
When she was around her friends, she shone like a light.
We lost touch over the year's but I often thought of her and what her life was like.
Goodbye my friend, until we meet again.
April 15, 2018
My last memory of my grandmother was about two weeks before she passed, I called her to share the news that I was pregnant with my third child. Though I knew she was struggling with so much pain she was so happy for me. You could hear the happiness in her voice at that moment her pain took a back seat to her happiness for me and my family and her impending great grand child. That's the way she was she would hide her pain to share in the joy of her family even when it was just through a phone call. She will be sorely missed by us all.
April 15, 2018
Always showed her love in humble ways. Last 4th of July I caught a good size multi pronged hook into the palm of my hand. As many scurried hunting for google instructions on what to do, she calmly found her purse and instructed me "we would need the emergency room" and away we went. At my deepest and most suffering moments she was there with a strong presence. I will never forget and always appreciate how she has taught me, love is shown in so many beautiful ways.