Anne E. (Savage) Sands

December 17, 1942 - October 6, 2017
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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.

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Visitation Information

Visiting hours at the funeral home are Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 4:00-7:00

Service Information

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

Donation Information

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.


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Born: December 17, 1942
Died: October 6, 2017

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Ethel (Welch) DeBakker posted on 11/7/17

Mike, Mimi, Alison and Bubba, How very sad I am. But yet, so grateful to have had Anne as a life-long friend. From our early youth years, those teen years, our first teaching years at Westover Annex, our travel to Europe, our 2 years teaching with the Dept. of Defense - albeit different countries- our participation in each other's weddings - and more. Miles separated us eventually, but Anne will always be with me. Peter and I send you our loving sympathy. [Ethel (Welch) DeBakker]


Linda Jo Gershowitz posted on 10/24/17

So sorry to hear of the loss of Ann Sands, RIP Ann and hope your family is healing. The Gershowitz Family.


Pamela Steele Surace posted on 10/23/17

So sorry to hear about my cousin Anne's passing. When I was a child, she was always like a big sister to me. I always looked up to her with great admiration. My condolences to Mimi and the rest of the family.


Sarah Lemek posted on 10/11/17

My deepest condolences to the Sands family. Anne was such a wonderful , sweet, caring woman and will be missed. I have so many great childhood memories of her.


Augusta Fialho and family posted on 10/11/17

I am deeply saddened by the passing of this wonderful woman. She was an amazing colleague and I had the privilege of calling her my friend. My family and I enjoyed many wonderful summers at her beach house in Maine. My kids will forever call it¨ Our beach house.¨ and we will always remember the kind, generous woman that she was. You will be missed my friend. Your bright smile and kind spirit will live on forever. Rest in peace. Love, Augusta Fialho and family


Diane Surreira posted on 10/10/17

I am so sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of working with her at East St. School. She was wonderful funny lady and she will be missed.


Eric and Nehal Patel-Roulo posted on 10/10/17

Our deepest condolences to you and your family. She will be in our prayers.


Dorothy Saxton posted on 10/10/17

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Ann's passing. Like so many other friends, even though we were miles apart once reunited our friendship never changed. I am grateful to have spent an afternoon with she and Mike along with other friends in October of '99. My thoughts are with all of you and Mimi. Dorothy (Johnstone) Saxton.


Wilhelmina Ostrowski posted on 10/10/17

Dear Sands family and Mimi, Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Ann. She was such a warm, caring and loving person. We had many happy times together at East St. School. It was a pleasure to work together. May she rest in peace. Love, Willie Ostrowski ^ Joe


Marsha and Jack Yarrows posted on 10/10/17

We are so sorry for your Loss.


Angela and Kat Anselmo posted on 10/10/17

My deepest condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May she be at peace and may God be with her.


Mary Lou Osowiecki posted on 10/9/17

Anne and I have been friends since 1st grade. We share so many memories, brownies,sleepovers tween-teen dances cheerleading proms and whenever we got together it was like we were never apart. Her love for family and friends will always be her gift to all. Please know you are in my prayers.


Samala Tobias posted on 10/9/17

Mike and Family, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Robert and Holly Denis posted on 10/9/17

Our deepest sympathy for your great loss. Our prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time. May the good Lord help you in your grief and bless Anne now and forever. Robert and Holly Denis


Mary Ann/Rocco posted on 10/7/17

Rocco and I are so sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace.


Diane Shea Walton posted on 10/7/17

So sorry for your loss. My sympathies are with all of you during this trying times. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. My god look over her and your family during these times. Love Diane Shea Walton


Anne Whyte posted on 10/7/17

We have very happy memories of Anne and Mike,s visit to Scotland, also their warm hospitality when we visited the US. A lovely person and we,re sure will be missed by all her family. Our thoughts are with Mike and all the family.


Jo & Gregg Condon Basil Crandell posted on 10/7/17

Gregg, Basil and I are so sorry for your loss. Anne will be missed by all of her friends at Union Church.


Mary-Beth Will posted on 10/7/17

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I was lucky to have Miss Savage as a teacher for sixth grade. It was the year she got married and we all pitched in and bought her the garder to wear on her wedding day. As years went by I was fortunate to work along side her at East Street School. She will be remembered by many. Sincerely, Mary-Beth Will


Amy Sornberger posted on 10/7/17

My deepest sympathy, Uugs and love being sent your way❤️


Christina Allen posted on 10/6/17

Alison, you and your family are in our hearts and prayers. Love You! Love, Christina and Gary Allen


Dawn Basile posted on 10/6/17

Oh my goodness. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm thinking of you at this extremely sad time. My thoughts and prayers go out to you with deepest sympathies to you and your family. Huge hugs.


Lisa sanderson posted on 10/6/17

Dear Allison and bubba. I know how difficult it is to lose a beloved parent. Keep her in your heart. Love to you, your families, your dad and Mimi. The Greens love the sands. Lisa


JoAnn Davidson posted on 10/6/17

Anne was a wonderful mentor when I first began in special education. She willingly gave of her time to help me adjust and showed me the ropes and how to navigate being a new teacher. She will be missed ???


Darlene L Kennedy posted on 10/6/17

Dearest Sands Family, My deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved wife, mother & grandmother. Anne has a lovely spirit. I knew it the first moment I met her...31 years ago she tutored me after the birth of my daughter. She was compassionate and non-judging. I feel proud that I knew her and was able to spend time with her during her short time on this earth. My eyes tear for your loss. Much love during this difficult time.


The .Ginger Budness posted on 10/6/17

I've known Anne since we were toddlers and even tho' distance at times kept us apart, she was always a constant in my life. She will forever remain an important, loving, cherished friend as I take steps to join her. I will never forget her. Love to her family for giving her the best gift of all.


Brittany posted on 10/6/17

Alison, my very deepest condolences, prayers and love to you and for your family. You are a wonderful daughter. Please know that I here for you if you need anything. Brittany


Donna Utter posted on 10/6/17

Alison, Sending you and your family warm and caring thoughts. May the wonderful memories of your Mother be a comfort during this time of sorrow. Donna


Katie Wilkins posted on 10/6/17

Your kind soul and amazing smile will forever be a lasting memory within me. Rest In Peace and always keep an eye on your family they will feel your presence daily


Tammy lafortune posted on 10/6/17

May she rest in peace.


Art Hastings posted on 10/6/17

So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers to all of the Sands Clan. She is now at peace.


Carriveau Family posted on 10/6/17

Sorry for your loss.