Muriel Sandness

Obituary of Muriel M. Sandness

Muriel Sandness, 94, of Woodstock, CT, died Thursday, January 13, 2021 at the Matulaitis Nursing Home in Putnam, CT. She was the wife of LeRoy O. Sandness, they were married October 1, 1949. He passed away March 5, 2004. She was born April 27, 1926 in Woodstock, daughter of the late Wayland and Sarah Elsie (Young) Marcy.

She worked for over 28 years for Buell’s Greenhouses in Eastford, working in the office and with plants in greenhouses, she also worked at the AO during WWII. Muriel was a long time member of the Eastford Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday School Teacher, church clerk and on the Memorial Committee, she was active with the Local Gideons, and a 1944 graduate of the Woodstock Academy.

She leaves two daughters Susan Lalumiere and her husband Michael; Gina Morris and her husband Henry; four grandchildren, Wendy Briere and her husband Gene; Jennifer Mantzouranis and her husband Joseph; Sarah Brutto; Michael Morris and his wife Hanna; her great grandchildren, Alyssa Mantzouranis; Mia Briere; Madison Briere; Michael Mantzouranis; David Brutto; Devin Brutto; several nieces and nephews; she was predeceased by her sisters Eileen Gardner; Hazel Froehlich; and her brother Russell Marcy.

Services will be held in the spring, a Memorial Service at the Eastford Baptist Church followed by burial in Eastford Baptist Cemetery, date and time will be announced by Smith and Walker Funeral Home, Putnam. Donations may be made in her memory to the Charity of one’s choice. Share a memory at

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