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Obituary: Sandra L. Eddy

Sandra Lumb Eddy

GREENVILLE — Sandra Lumb Eddy, 80, passed away on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022.

Born on January 12, 1942, in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Ralph Lumb and the late Phyllis Wetherbee Lumb. She was the devoted wife of the late Ralph Bromley Eddy, the beloved mother of Erik Ralph Eddy (Margery) of Glenmont and Elizabeth Anne Eddy Smith (Michael) of Corinth, Texas, and grandmother of Jackson Sayers Eddy, Gabriel Bromley Smith, and Nathaniel Carman Smith. She is also survived by siblings Joy Holland, Cheryl Drescher, Randall Lumb, Richard Lumb, Linda Warner, Steven Lumb, and Bonnie Lillis, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graduate of Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire, Sandra taught at several schools for the deaf in New Hampshire, New York and Maryland. She also served as office administrator for Mill Creek Parish United Methodist Church in Derwood, Maryland, where she was a member for many years.

However, her primary focus was on raising her family. Her greatest joy was her relationships with her three grandsons, and she reveled in all of their accomplishments. She demonstrated her commitment to her family and friends in countless ways, always offering love, kindness, generosity and support.

In 2002, Sandra retired to Greenville, New York. There she became an active member of the Asbury United Methodist Church of Norton Hill, serving on many committees and the Board of Trustees.

She was a lover of books, often hosting book clubs at her home. She enjoyed nature and the outdoors, traveling to many national parks and birdwatching from her new sunroom. She loved all types of music, singing in choirs, and playing handbells. One of Sandra’s proudest moments was seeing her husband, son, and grandson sing together at Proctor’s Theatre. She was the consummate hostess and organizer of family reunions.   

A memorial service for family and friends will be held in summer 2023. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Sandra’s name to the Asbury UMC Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 599, Greenville, NY 12083. Light a candle at

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