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Andrew C. Sasser

Posted By Wendy On May 2, 2013 @ 10:07 am In Obituaries | 7 Comments


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.



Condolences for the family of “Andrew C. Sasser”

Condolence from DONNA BLAUM on May 2nd, 2013 2:07 pm

Lucy….I am so saddened on learning of Andy’s passing…..he’s in the arms of angels now……may you be comforted by the love of family and friends….Donna Blaum

Condolence from Tracy Raymond on May 2nd, 2013 8:17 pm

Lucy, I’m so sorry to hear of Andy’s passing. I have such fond memories of Andy when he was a child. My little buddy who loved the color purple and adored The Count! I will always remember his silly giggle and his beautiful face full of freckles. He definitely left a lasting impression on myself & my family & I will always be grateful for the time I spent with him.

Condolence from Ken & Debbie Raymond on May 2nd, 2013 8:29 pm

Bernie, Lucy, Matt and families, We are so sorry for your loss. Those of us lucky enough to know Andy will always treasure the wonderful memories he made with us. From the peanut butter sandwiches to “The Count” on Sesame Street to his giggle and laugh. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful person with our family!

Condolence from Brandon Longe on May 5th, 2013 10:59 pm

Lucy, Ricky and family,
My heart aches for all, after today it is a little more at peace. Was a beautiful service. Filled with such memories of happiness. Thank you again for giving The Arc and the staff of Tamarack the opportunity to be blessed with the love and joy of your wonderful son. He will be missed and never forgotten. He has changed me and taught me many things about life. We will miss you Buggy!!
Brandon Longe
P.S. please call if you need anything.

Condolence from Sarah Sasser on May 6th, 2013 2:31 pm

I will forever remember Andy’s smile and laugh and the hours we spent watching The Little Mermaid as kids. Our family is a little emptier with his passing, but I will always take comfort in the memories.

Condolence from Kimberly Hadley on May 9th, 2013 12:49 pm

Lucy (and family)

I was so saddened to hear that Andy has passed. Over the years, even though we had lost touch, I thought of him with fond memories and love in my heart. I had seen him a number of times in passing and we would talk, just for a few moments. He will always hold a special place in my heart, as will you.I bet you anything he told a knock knock joke on his way into heaven!!

Condolence from Brian LaRochelle on July 8th, 2013 7:57 pm

Lucy & family,

I had the pleasure of working with Andy for 2 years and those were some of my favorite days working with the ARC. Andy & I went many places and I have some fond memories of the things we used to do. From a blueberry muffin at Baker’s Dozen, telling jokes on the swings at Owen Bell & too many more to mention. Please take comfort in knowing that Andy left us all with fond memories and the greatest gift of all…his friendship. God Bless you, Andy!
Brian LaRochelle

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