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Sandra J. Rigsby

Obituary for Sandra J. Rigsby

February 18, 1948 - June 27, 2021
McHenry, Illinois | Age 73


Sandra J. Rigsby passed Sunday, June 27, 2021, at home in the comfort and loving care of her family. She was born February 18, 1948, in Windsor, Vermont, the elder sister to four brothers. She attended Burdett College in Boston, Massachusetts, and it was there that she met the Navy corpsman who would become her steadfast husband of nearly 53 years. They made their home in Illinois, raising their daughters in McHenry. Sandra was a business owner, providing loving and supportive daycare for so many children and parents over 33 years.
Sandra loved to cozy up with a good book or magazine, sing along in the car to her favorite songs, and craft delicious dishes from her generous collection of cookbooks and recipes. She appreciated a good turn of phrase and would frequently share snippets tucked into a letter or greeting card. She particularly enjoyed dining out in the company of good friends…in fact, one of her favorite quotes was from Julia Child: "People who love to eat are always the best people."

Sandra is survived by her loving family…her husband Raymond; her children Trisha, son-in-law Ted, Lisa, and son-in-law David; her brother and sister-in-law Terry and Patti Henderson of Charlestown, New Hampshire; her cousins Francis "Buzz" and Gloria Hurlburt of Windsor, Vermont; several much-loved nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

She was preceded by her parents, Henry and Dorothy Henderson, and her brothers Henry, Edward, and Andrew.

A visitation will be held on Friday, July 2, 2021 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Dr. McHenry IL. Interment will be private.
Sandra generously supported her local food pantry. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to FISH of McHenry, PO Box 282, McHenry, IL 60051, in her memory.

To all of the family and friends, near and far, who supported us as we carried on with the privilege of caring for Sandra at home, thank you.
Finally, to Sandra…we're filled with gratitude for having been blessed by all that you were to each one of us: a wife, Mom, Mama Sandy, sister, cousin, aunt, and friend…thank you. You'll live on in our hearts every day.

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591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
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