A life-long resident of Mahopac, Sandy was voted "Most Athletic" in her graduating class for Mahopac High School. Her enthusiasm for sports carried over to Putnam Hockey, where she was a charter member and one of the originators of our Annual Ice Carnival and an active participant in the Annual Mother's game.
Sandy and her husband, Joe, shepherded three sons through the Putnam Hockey program. In typical Putnam fashion, she was a good friend and sometimes substitute mom for many of our community's children. Her maternal instincts were brought out by any child that was hurt, had cold feet or just needed a friend. Her hot chocolate and coffee kept many children, coaches and parents going on those cold winter days at Trinity Pawling when this was still an open rink.
Sandypassed away after an eight year illness, but her spirit carries on as an example of how parents can provide their children opportunities to grow and develop. Those fortunate enough to have known Sandy will always remember her as a compassionate and giving person who had the ability to bring out the best in others.
Putnam Hockey Association has held our annual spring tournament in memory of Sandy since 1992. May the participants and spectators of her tournament honor her name by striving for excellence and sportsmanship throughout these games!