Sandra S. Snow, 79


Sandra Snow

Sandra Snow

PORTLAND — Sandra Jane Stroud Snow, 79, of Portland, passed away early on Saturday, March 26, 2016, in the company of her loving family after battling cancer for over a decade.

She was born the daughter of William Dicker and Georgette Couper Stroud on Feb. 9, 1937, in Watertown, Mass. She lived in the Waban area of Newton, Mass. for a brief time before moving to Cumberland Foreside, and then to Falmouth.

Sandra attended Waynflete School in Portland from grade school until she graduated in 1955. While there, she made lifelong friends. She attended formal and informal alumni reunions and events. She spoke fondly of a play production in which she participated called Ladies of the Mop.

As a teenager Sandra met her future husband, David Payson Snow, at a beach party on Waites Landing in Falmouth. Sandy was an avid sailor, out of the Portland Yacht Club, and according to friends, was an excellent captain. Under her leadership, her team came in third place in the National Championships, Lightning Class.

Sandra attended the Rhode Island School of Design, where she studied textile design. She was married to David Snow on New Year’s Eve, 1956. She was devoted to her family, raising five children and helping in the upbringing of her 13 grandchildren.

Sandy was also active outside of the home. She volunteered at The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary in Falmouth, where she was a member of the altar guild and a Sunday school teacher for many years. She worked for the Visiting Nurse’s Association in Yarmouth. She taught at both Pine Grove School and Winfield House in Falmouth. Sandra continued her art studies at the Portland School of Art. She served on the boards of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Maine, the Maine Children's Theater Museum, and Cumberland's Dollars for Scholars.

Sandra was an artist in the true sense of the word. She sculpted the lives of all whom she touched. She instilled a sense of humor, empathy, understanding and kindness in all. She was an inspiration to everyone whose lives she touched.

Sandra was predeceased by her parents; her brothers, William and John Stroud.

She leaves behind her loving husband of 59 years, David Payson Snow of Portland; her children, Kitsey Snow of Ridgefield, Conn., CDR. Richard Snow, USNR (ret). of Yarmouth, D. Robinson Snow of Portland, Mary Snow, EdM. of Watertown, Mass., LTC Adam Snow, USA (ret). of Bridgton and Washington, D.C..; 13 loving grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

There are no visiting hours scheduled. A memorial service was held on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in Falmouth, with a reception following at the Parish House. Interment will be in the spring at Pine Grove Cemetery in Falmouth. Online condolences can be given to the family at

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