Sandra Pomeroy McSherry-Pires (1957 - 2009)

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Graveside services for Sandra Pomeroy McSherry-Pires will be held at 2:30 PM Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Calhoun with the Rev. Neil Everett officiating.

Sandra was born December 5, 1957 in Riverhead, New York and died at home in Weymouth, Mass. on February 17, 2009 from complications resulting from an auto accident. Sandra grew up in Bastrop and graduated high school at Prairie View Academy in Bastrop. She went on to live in Monroe for several years before moving to Massachusetts to make her permanent home. Sandra will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, love of laughter, and her deep love for family, friends, and all animals.

She was preceded in death by her stillborn daughter and only child, Debra Michaela Pires; sister, Debra Pomeroy Ponn-DeMarco; former husband, Robert Morrison McSherry; and maternal grandparents, Olan Dean Tyler and Miriam Honey Johnston-Tyler.

At an earlier time, Sandy had expressed her desire to be cremated and then returned to Louisiana together with the cremated remains of her daughter to be buried beside her grandparents, Olan and Miriam Tyler. The Cremation Society of Massachusetts performed the cremation on February 23, 2009 under the direction of Hamel, Wickens and Troupe Funeral Home both of Quincy, Mass.

Survivors include her husband, Lourival Pires of Weymouth, Mass.; mother, Maydra Johnston Pomeroy; father, Paul Allen Pomeroy; sister, Patricia Pomeroy Barnes and husband, Randy; three nieces, Lauren Ponn, Alexa DeMarco, and Emily Barnes; uncle, Duran Allen Johnston and wife, Linda; and cousins, Kelly Johnston Greenwood, and Allen Johnston.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff of South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, MA and Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital in Braintree, Mass. for their superb care and compassionate devotion to the recovery of our loved one; and also to Christopher Goulet, Director of the Hamel, Wickens and Troupe Funeral Home for his kind guidance and exceptional services.

Memorial may be made to the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home and the Ouachita Parish Humane Society.

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Published in Bastrop Daily Enterprise from Mar. 4 to Mar. 10, 2009
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