The family is sad to announce that Anne Winthrop Chisholm Sandt peacefully passed away on December 29th 2021, at home with her family by her side. She was the middle child of William H. and Virginia Chisholm, born in Claremont, New Hampshire on November 20th 1961. First living in Exeter NH and then later moving to Rye Beach.
As a child, she followed in the footsteps steps of her mother and attended the Wavus Camps (now known as the Kieve-Wavus Education). Over 10 summers, for eight weeks at a time, Anne swam and boated in Lake Damiscotta all the while learning and practicing the values of the camp. She later served on the Board of Directors. It was with great pride that her daughters Anna and Ellie have spent over a decade themselves as campers and counselors at Wavus. The Rays, a longstanding Wavus tradition, were a moral compass for Anne, the most meaningful to her was the ray of patience;
Patience the heron must practice while waiting for fish for his dinner.
Full many a task is accomplished if self-control rules our emotions.
Upon graduating from Governor Dummer Academy, Anne enthusiastically entered Mount Holyoke College. Not only did she receive a quality education, but made lifelong friends. Boston University School of Law followed. Again, not just obtaining the knowledge to succeed at law but continued to make long-lasting friendships. She spent two summers in Washington D.C as an intern, including a stint working in Senator Gordon J Humphreys (R) New Hampshire office.
As an attorney, she was dedicated, compassionate, and loyal to her clients. After over thirty year working with the same firm, she opened her own practice. Respected by her colleagues, she was often sought out to present at annual conferences in her areas of expertise across the country. She would often say to her daughters, if you do the hard work and pay attention to the details you will always get the best results for your client.
She married Mark Sandt on August, 27th 1998, in Stonington, Maine. They loved to travel and explore new countries together, but always came back to Maine each summer. Most of all she treasured her twin daughters, Anna and Eleanor (Ellie). They were the center of her universe.
Anne also loved to garden and found great satisfaction in getting her hands dirty. Every year was a new canvas to work with as she searched for different varieties and combinations to grow.
Anne is survived by her husband and daughters of Byfield M.A.; sisters Sue Chisholm of Franklin N.H.; Dorcus Chisholm of Pittsfield N.H.; Helen Chisholm of Eugene O.R.; brothers, Timothy of Bristol, R.I.; Manson of Chestertown M.D.; and John of N.H. She is also survived several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and sister, Kirsten Hinkle.
The family would also like to acknowledge the commitment, dedication, and compassion shown by the staff of the Anna Jacques Cancer Center, through Anne’s battle.
Services and burial will be private. The Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home 193 High St. Newburyport, MA 01950 is assisting Mrs. Sandt’s family with her arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wavus Camp at Kieve Wavus Education (PO Box 169 Nobleboro, Maine 04555).
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