July 2, 1947 – January 6, 2020
Winslow - Sandra Lee Reynolds of Winslow, 72, died peacefully in her sleep on January 6, 2020. She was born in Waterville on July 2, 1947 to Dolores and Prosper Grenier. The 7th in birth order out of 18 children, Sandra lived a life surrounded by her large family.
A mom to many, Sandra raised four children of her own and played a strong role in the lives of countless siblings, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and friends. Sandy married her best friend, Paul, on September 14, 1974 and after many years as a seamstress for Hathaway she left work to raise her children, milk cows on the family farm, and operate a vegetable stand.
A master homemaker, Sandra was a skilled seamstress, gardener, and antique collector. Anyone who entered her home was welcomed, entertained, and likely fed. She loved music, sunsets, cowboy movies, and being surrounded by family and friends.
Sandra is predeceased by her parents, sisters Carmen and Debbie, and brothers Bernard (Skip) and Robert.
Sandra is survived by her husband Paul, children Brian, Eric, Kris and his wife Stephanie, Casey and her husband Michael; her beloved grandchildren Damon, Noah, Kurtis, Jackson, Lexi, Bailey, Jason, Matthew, Boden and Cyrus; her siblings Shirley, Roland, Reginald, Gerald, Joanne, Ronald, Daniel, Donald, Kenneth, Dale, Ricky, Brenda, Michael; and brothers-in-law Gary and Timothy.
The family will receive family and friends at the Winslow VFW at 175 Veteran Drive in Winslow on Monday, January 13 at 4:00 for a Celebration of Life and reception to follow. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers, 93 Silver Street in Waterville ME 04901.
You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting Sandra’s guestbook at www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com
- Celebration of Life Monday, January 13, 2020
January 11, 2020
So sorry for your loss
January 10, 2020
I knew Sandra for about 18 years ever since my sister, Stephanie, married her son, Kris. One of my fondest memories is all the wonderful Christmas Eve gatherings at her home and the tasty lasagna she always made. Although I wasn't technically related to Sandra, I always felt like part of the family, both when I was single and later when she welcomed my growing family to share the holidays. She was a welcoming and kind woman, and her memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew her.
January 10, 2020
Paul and family, I have known Sandra for 60 years. Sandra's large and loving family grew up just 4 houses up from where I lived on Front Street in Waterville with my family.
I have fond memories of Sandra. She was a quiet, shy, kind and undeniably beautiful girl. My heart would skip a beat each time she would pass by 92 Front Street. May God Bless all of the family. Thomas Nale SR.
January 9, 2020
I have known Sandy since she married Paul in 1974. She was always warm and friendly and always welcoming when I stopped by the house for a visit. Many, many days I would see her as she walked from their house to the farm, to help with chores or visit with my Aunt and Uncle. She was always generous and never stopped smiling. My condolences to Paul, Brian, Eric, Chris and Casey and all of their families. God Bless you all. Rest in Eternal Peace, Sandy.
January 9, 2020
Sandra was known to me as Mrs. Reynolds. I was a young man growing up alongside her children Kris and Casey. I spent countless days and nights in the Reynolds home while growing up. Mrs. Reynolds had an infectious laugh that I can still hear to this day. She always made sure all the boys were fed while we worked on the farm haying and picking vegetables. Some of the best memories of my life were in the home she kept. Mrs. Reynolds, you will be missed.
January 9, 2020
Sandra has been a source of unconditional love, warmth, strength and support to me since I first met Casey and the Reynolds family in 1989. Sandra always loved me exactly the way I was, no matter what, and always made me feel as though her home was also my home. My childhood and teenage years are filled with thousands of memories in that house, with Sandra always nearby, keeping up her home, preparing a meal for people she loved, attending to her family’s needs, toiling in the garden or working on one of her many projects with her impressive and seemingly endless set of talents. She has influenced me in ways that continue to shape my life for the better. Sandra’s homemaking skills, her commitment to her family, her joy for life, her taste in music, her resilience and her work ethic are all part of me forever. Thank you, Sandra, for being in my life and for loving me. I will always carry you in my heart. Love, Sharona