Anne E. (Savage) Sands, 74, of Monson, a longtime Ludlow resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, October 6, 2017. Daughter of the late Robert and Margaret (Low) Savage, she was born in Chicopee on December 17, 1942. A graduate of Chicopee High School, Anne received her BA from Springfield College and her Masters from Westfield State. She worked for the State Dept, teaching in Japan for 2 years. She was a much loved special education teacher in the Ludlow Public School for over 40 years. Anne was proud of her Scots heritage; she was a member of Union Church of Christ in Ludlow. Anne loved horses, gardening, her beach house in Maine, but her greatest joy was time spent with her family.
Anne is survived by her husband of 47 years Michael J. Sands of Monson, a son Michael R. Sands and his wife Diana of Granby; her daughter Alison Metcalfe of Monson and her step-daughter Victoria Phillips and her husband Robert of Woodstock, VA. She also leaves her sister Mary Lou Page of Ludlow and her 7 beloved grandchildren; Liam, Kaleb, Maxwell, Grace, Robert, Katie and Emily.
Visiting hours at the funeral home are Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 4:00-7:00
Family and friends are asked to gather for Funeral Services celebrating Anne’s life on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St., Ludlow, MA. Burial will follow in Island Pond Cemetery, Center St., Ludlow, MA
In lieu of flowers or gifts the Sands family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, and MA 02452.