Sandra Higley NORTHFIELD - Sandra “Sandi” Higley, 75, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, at her home. She was born Jan. 10, 1943, in Northfield, the daughter of Arthur & Rita (Jerry) Drown. She was a graduate of Northfield High School, class of 1961. She married the love of her life, Curtis “Curt” Higley, on Sept. 30, 1961, at St. John The Evangelist Church in Northfield. Sandi accompanied her husband for eight years during his service in the United States Air Force, having lived in Missouri, Georgia, Puerto Rico and California. She often did volunteer work at many of the communities they lived in. They returned home to Vermont in 1970. Sandi worked as a receptionist for the Northfield Savings Bank and was loved by all who encountered her. She retired from the savings bank in 1995 after 25 years of service. She was a member of St. John The Evangelist Church, Catholic Daughters and Sorrel Maynard American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. She was an avid reader, a huge Red Sox fan, enjoyed walking, vacationing in Maine, cooking and especially, caring for her beloved nieces and nephews when they were children. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Curt, of Northfield; three brothers Lawrence, Gary Drown, both of Northfield, Timothy Drown, of Great Falls, Montana; four sisters Jacqueline Larson, Patricia Diego, Constance “Connie” Holub, Debra Bell, all of Northfield; her special sister-in-law, Terrie Higley, of Waterbury Center; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Robert Drown. In keeping with Sandi’s wishes, there are no calling hours. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 9 a.m. at St. John The Evangelist Church on Vine Street in Northfield. Burial will take place this summer in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for Children, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284; or Central Vermont Medical Center Oncology, P.O. Box 547, Barre, VT 05641. Kingston Funeral Home in Northfield is assisting with the arrangements.

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Danette Hardin

I am so sorry to hear of Sandi's passing. Sandi was a very sweet and special person with a smile for everyone that would light up her face. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family and many friends.

Donna Maloney Comi

So sorry to hear of Sandi’s passing. I will always cherish the time I worked with her at NSB, she was a funny, loving person! My thoughts and prayers to her family.


Sandi was such a warm and beautiful soul. Wishing her family peace, strength and love.

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