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Lindquist Funeral Home

1 Mayberry Ln, Yarmouth, ME

OBITUARY

Sandra Ives Scully

May 11, 1931June 3, 2020

Sandra Scully, 89

Sandra Scully, 89, of Yarmouth, died peacefully in her home on June 3, 2020, surrounded by her three sons, her grandchildren and her very spoiled cats.

The daughter of Philip Ives and Sara (Holter) Ives, Sandra was born May 11, 1931, in New York City. She grew up in Greenwich, CT with her sister Betsy and brother Philip.

As a child she spent her summers at Hewitt Lake in the Adirondacks with extended family. Her time there was among the happiest of her life, with mornings filled with family tennis games and swimming in the lake, followed by lunch on the porch overlooking the lake. The call of loons and the mist over the water brought her joy throughout her lifetime.

She attended Greenwich Academy through 8th grade and Miss Porter’s school in Farmington, CT for high school. She excelled at field hockey and was very proud to be named captain of the Minks. She later attended college in New York where she developed her artistic talents that eventually evolved into basket making and collage.

She had numerous jobs in New York, including working for New York Hospital and publishers Harper & Row. On July 28th , 1962, she married David Williams Scully, her husband until his death in December of 1992. They lived briefly in New York together before moving to Princeton, New Jersey.

They moved to Philadelphia in 1970 and then to Cumberland Foreside in 1978, when David bought Eastern Fire & Safety Equipment in Portland. She worked as a saleswoman for the company for many years, visiting industrial sites and paper mills across Maine. Time spent cheering the Greely Varsity Hockey Team led her to become an avid fan of the Boston Bruins. She would often rearrange her social calendar around the Bruins schedule.

In Maine, Sandra enjoyed a large group of friends, playing tennis often at the Portland Country Club, attending services at St Bartholomew’s church in Yarmouth, and was an ardent advocate for gun control. She sat on the board of the Maine Gun Safety Coalition, and often traveled to Augusta to meet with legislators regarding gun safety measures.

Sandra is survived by her brother Philip Ives of Palm Beach, FL, her three sons and their spouses; Vaughan Scully of Brooklyn, NY, Amos Scully of Rochester, NY and Patrick Scully of Ridgefield, CT; her six grandchildren, Sam, Hugo, Porter, Margot (Mae), Aiden and Dean; and her two cats George and Charlotte.

Due to COVID-19, there will be no public service, however, there will be a larger memorial gathering at a later date TBD.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Maine Gun Safety Coalition PO Box 92 Portland, ME 04112 http://www.mainegunsafety.org/

or The American Cancer Society

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Eliot Anna

June 28, 2020

Deeply saddened to learn of Sandra’s passing. I am reminded of the time she and I hiked to “Blue Ledges” while at Hewitt Lake, in the Adirondacks. On our drive back, a black bear appeared on the road in front of us. It was my first sighting of a bear in the wild. Sandra and I had a lot of laughs. I also fondly remember sitting with her mother, Sarah Ives, on their front porch at Hewitt.

Rhea Kafer

June 16, 2020

Dearest family members,
I had the pleasure of knowing Sandra as a member of the Yarmouth Community Chorus. She faithfully brought her quick smile and let's learn a new song today attitude, no matter how hard a challenge. She was always ready to help with set up and clean up and found great joy as we shared our music at the nursing homes and assisted living facilities where we sang as often as possible.
Sandra was loved and will be missed.
Love and prayers to the family.
Rhea Kafer
Director of the Yarmouth Community Chorus.

Laurisa Sellers

June 13, 2020

My husband, Arnie Shore, and I were fortunate to meet Sandra when we first moved to Blueberry Cove in late 2016. Sandra immediately began making sure that we knew our neighbors, introducing us to a number of people who live in Blueberry Cove as well as many of her friends in the area. We were dazzled by her charm, her energy, her generosity, and always her loving stories about her family. Sandra was a joy to be with, engaged and engaging. We will miss her.

Sandra Miner

June 11, 2020

I am so saddened to hear this news. Sandra was an amazing woman, one that I admired and looked up to. I worked for Eastern Fire & Saftey just out of high school and I am so fortunate to have met Sandra and Dave. I am grateful that Sandra reached out to Darlene and I to reconnect in recent years to have lunch together. We were able to get together several times, reminisced and just enjoyed each other's company. She is a classy lady and will be sadly missed.
With love,
Sandy

Darleen Turgeon

June 11, 2020

I just happened on this obituary and was in total shock. I am deeply saddened by this news. Sandra and Dave were my bosses while employed at Eastern Fire & Safety back in the 70's & 80's.I remember them coming to Halloween parties I used to have. We would celebrate Dave's birthday at the same time. They were so enjoyable to be around. The company used to have Christmas parties yearly, and they would also provide lunches for the employees from time to time. I have always said, in my 50+ years of employment, they were the BEST bosses I’ve ever had, or anyone could ask for. Both Sandra & Dave were very compassionate toward their employees. They sincerely cared. Another co-worker and I would meet Sandra periodically to have lunch and talk about what was new in our lives. We would meet at either a restaurant, or at her beautiful home overlooking the river. Sandra always amazed me. She would talk about going out to play tennis with friends while in her 70's and I believe into her 80's. About her art class. And following up with the statement "well, I'm not very good you know, but it's fun" It was always such a joy to see her. Always smiling and giving encouraging words to the both of us. Always so positive. I am going to miss my dear, dear friend. So, so sad there will be no more lunch gathering and joyful talks. I truly loved this couple. They were one in a million! Now they are together again. Rest peacefully and God Bless. My sincerest wishes and blessings go out to her family with heartfelt sympathy. You boys: Vaughn, Amos & Patrick had the best rents! Take care.

Carolyn Murray

June 11, 2020

Sandra and I were Cumberland Foreside neighbors for many years. After we both moved to new residences, we shared aerobics class together along with discovering that we both were movie fans . The Tontine Mall theater in Brunswick was a favorite of ours. I'll miss sharing those times with her.

Marie Beringer

June 9, 2020

I knew Sandy through Greenwhich Academy, having known her more than 70 years ago. (In fact we were born just weeks apart!) Sandy and I saw each other regularly as we both attended Greenwich Academy reunions of our small group of friends throughout our entire adult lives.

Sandy always brought vim and vigor to the group and was a delight to spend time with. My heart goes out to her family. I'll miss our phone calls and ongoing planning of our class get togethers.

I'm very sorry to hear of her passing. She will be missed.

Marie Beringer
Randolph, NH

Katherine Rolfe

June 9, 2020

I am so grateful for the friendship Sandra and I built since becoming neighbors - our connection quick when she learned I was in Patrick’s class at Greely. Dinners, parties, swimming, and even a Christmas spent together with my family when weather changed her plans. My heart will forever hold a piece of her. May your family know just how special she was to others.

Oonagh Wack

June 9, 2020

We were honored to look after Sandra’s many loved cats over the years at Falmouth Veterinary Hospital. She also served as a volunteer on the Mainely Pets Foundation board and her guidance and help were deeply appreciated. She was a lovely clever and classy lady, and will be sadly missed .
Oonagh Wack DVM

Jane Sawyer

June 9, 2020

I was so sorry to hear of Sandra’s passing. She was such a nice lady and enjoyed her company when our art group got together in Yarmouth . I always enjoyed seeing her creativity in the arts. We will all miss her.

FROM THE FAMILY