Sandra Helen Stumberger
November 15, 1931 - January 27, 2021.
Sandra Helen Stumberger, a longtime resident of Westport, Connecticut and Jupiter, Florida, passed away on January 27, 2021 at Trustbridge Hospice in Jupiter.
Sandra was born on November 15, 1931 in New York City, NY to Irving and Rose Gross, and attended the City College of New York School of Business while living in Inwood. After graduating Cum Laude in 1953 and starting a career in publishing, Sandra moved to Rapid City, South Dakota in 1954 after marrying her college sweetheart, Raymond John Stumberger.
Sandy, as she was known to friends, and Ray settled in Westport where they raised sons Robert and Douglas, eventually moving to the big yellow house by Compo Beach marina, where they lived for 40 years. Over the years she worked as a teacher, travel consultant, and financial assistant, but her main career was the loving care of her family.
Sandra played an active role in the Westport Historical Society, which named a library in her honor. One of her true passions was travel, and she and Ray visited Europe, and especially Paris, many times. Always interested in art, fashion, and beautiful objects of all kinds, Sandy was a devoted visitor to tag sales, had a keen eye for quality, and was always on the lookout for great finds.
No one who met her forgot her, and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Sandra was predeceased by her mother and father, her sister, Carol Coller, and her eldest niece, Leslie Coller. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Raymond, her sons Robert Stumberger and Douglas Stumberger (Julie Blakeslee), her beloved granddaughter Skye Stumberger, and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held in Jupiter, Florida.
Published in Westport-News on Feb. 1, 2021.