Alexander "Sandy" Flandreau (1919 - 2015)

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Ahearn Funeral Home
783 Bridge Road
Northampton, MA

NORTHAMPTON - Alexander "Sandy" Flandreau, 95, died peacefully Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke.

Sandy is survived by his wife Phyllis, with whom he resided at Rockridge Retirement Community in Northampton. He is also survived by his sons Mark (Sue) Flandreau of Big Flats, New York, and Paul (Carol) Flandreau of Turners Falls. He is preceded in death by Mary Elizabeth (Betsy) Flandreau of Darien, Connecticut, and John Hamilton Flandreau of Delmar, New York.

Sandy was born Dec. 21, 1919, in Brooklyn, New York, to Alexander Stradley Flandreau and Jeannie Marjorie (Brown) Flandreau. He graduated from Tufts College in 1941 with a degree in English.

He married Phyllis Hayward, his college sweetheart, April 4, 1944, while on leave from the Army. He served in World War II in the 106th Division in Europe. He saw action and was captured during the Battle of the Bulge. After his army service, he had a career in corporate advertising, retiring from Perkin Elmer Corporation after 25 years.

Dedicated to his family, he was active with his sons in boy scouting and little league. His love for singing led him to church choir and performing in Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. He served in the church vestry. He was a consummate wordsmith, writing poetry and newsletters.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the time of publication, and will be at the convenience of the family.

Donations in Sandy's memory may be made to the Soldiers Home, 110 Cherry St., Holyoke, MA 01040, or Veterans Administration Medical Center, 421 North Main St., Northampton, MA 01062.

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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Aug. 12, 2015
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