1982 – 2013
Dayville – Andrew “Andy” Sasser, 30, passed away suddenly in his sleep on April 30, 2013. His gift to us all was helping us realize the true nature of patience and tolerance. He had a passion for telling jokes, and an infectious chuckle that could make a whole crowd start to laugh. He touched the lives of many.
When Andy was born on August 14, 1982, the sun shone like gold on the trees. He lived his life in N. Grosvenordale, and Dayville. He received a Certificate of Participation at Woodstock Academy, won several medals at the Special Olympics, and received the “Mr. Casanova” award in 2004 when he graduated from the EastConn Young Adult Program. He was well known to many local businesses as a result of his daily activities with the Arc Quinebaug Valley where he had been a participant since he was very young.
Andy leaves Bill and Warren and his extended family and friends at Tamarack and the Arc where he lived and worked so happily for the last several years of his life. He also leaves his mother, Lucinda Bousquet and his step-father Richard Bousquet of Woodstock; his father, Bernard Sasser of New Bedford, MA; his brother, Matthew Sasser and his wife Jessica of Dayville; his grandparents Joan and David Sutter of Cape Porpoise, ME; his aunts, Alessandra Page of Windham, ME, Deirdre Sutter and Judy Dillon of Cumming, GA, and Katherine Sasser and her husband Roger Buck of Portland, ME; his uncles Jed Sutter and his wife Liddie of Milton, MA, and Rob Sutter and his wife Barbara of Bedford, MA; his cousins, Sarah, Nathan, Nina, Reed, David, and Cole; and his long-time special friend and “Cookie-Pie,” Sharon. He was pre-deceased by his half-brother, Justin Sasser, his grandmother, Alice Mae Sasser, and his aunt Ruth Sasser.
Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service for Andy at 3:00 pm on Sunday, May 5, 2013 in the East Woodstock Congregational Church, 220 Woodstock Rd., E. Woodstock, CT. 06244. Donations may be made in Andy’s name to the Arc Quinebaug Valley, 687 Cook Hill Rd., Danielson, CT 06239. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.