Sandra Pierpont, 80, formerly of Salisbury
CHRISTIANSTED, St. Croix — It is with heavy hearts and many fond memories that we share the passing of Sandra Pierpont on Aug. 21, 2022. Sandy died peacefully in her own bed, surrounded by her family, just as she wanted.
Sandy was a 24-year resident of St. Croix. Her ready smile and social nature will be remembered by many on the island. Before moving there she lived in Vermont and Connecticut.
Sandy grew up in Connecticut and she began her family there with her husband David Pierpont. In 1971 she and David moved to Salisbury, Vt., along with their first three children. Their fourth child was born in Vermont.
Throughout her life Sandy always sought outlets for her creativity. She was an artist, primarily a painter, but she also worked in enameled jewelry and various knitting and craft projects. On St. Croix she made a name for herself as the woman who made the colorful Coconut Fish composed of natural supplies found while beachcombing with her husband of 61 years.
While in Vermont Sandy was a 4-H leader and helped to raise funds to build the horse barn at Addison County Farm and Field Days.
Sandy loved to travel. In recent years she enjoyed trips to Italy, England, and Scotland with some of her children who cherish their memories of those adventures.
Another facet of Sandra’s personality was her deep love of animals. She was particularly fond of horses, dogs, and cats. She leaves behind a small menagerie for David to care for.
Sandy was deeply loved and will be missed by many. She is survived by her husband, David Pierpont, as well as her children, Kelly, Bamby (Tony), Morton (Michele), and Jacob (Becky). She will be greatly missed by all of her grandchildren, Spencer, Tyler, and Ashton Bates, Silas and Shilpa Pierpont-Hale, and Sawyer and Fraser Pierpont. She is also survived by her sister, Elaine Guerrera. She was predeceased by her parents, Daniel and Phyllis Guerrera; her brother, Daniel Guerrera; and her daughter-in-law, Abby Hale.
Family and friends are invited to gather and celebrate her life at the St. John’s Club, 9 Central Avenue, in Burlington, Vt. on Oct. 8, 2022, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.◊
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