1944 – 2022
Dayville – Sandra Lee Rickey, 77 of Dayville, CT passed away on July 25, 2022. Sandy was born in Ballouville, CT on August 3, 1944, to Joseph and Leona Miller.
On October 27, 1962, Sandy married her lifelong friend and sweetheart, Ronald Rickey, Sr. They met when they were four years old. They would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year.
Sandy loved to knit, crochet, and garden. She also loved to go boating and riding on Rickey’s motorcycle. Over the years Sandy shared her love with her pets, Cookie Dog, Patches, Mimi, Dusty, Clifford, Miss Sally and Albert.
Sandy dedicated her life being the most loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her three children: son, Ronald Rickey, Jr., wife Jean, granddaughter Stacy: daughter Robin Smith, husband Randy, grandchildren Christopher Ryan, Jarrod Larkin and Brooke Pasay: daughter Natalie Jensen, husband Michael, grandchildren Ashley, Michael and Evan; great-grandchildren Aurora, Dakota, Hudson and Isla Belle.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit with Sandra’s family on Friday, July 29, 2022, from 10:30AM to 12:00PM in the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260, followed by a service in the funeral home at 12:00PM. Burial to follow Holy Cross Cemetery, Dayville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Sandy’s favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For memorial guestbook please visit www.GilmanAnd Valade.com.