Sandra Skibinski

Obituary of Sandra Skibinski

CRESTONE, CO - Sandra Skibinski, 64, passed away unexpectedly, on Saturday, August 15, 2020, in Crestone, CO. Sandy was born in Little Falls, NY, to Edward and Diane (Murphy) Skibinski, on July 29, 1956. Growing up, Sandy attended St. Mary's Academy and graduated from Little Falls High School, in 1974. She had a great love for Science and attended Geneseo State College majoring in Astrological Physics and graduated in 1980. She then moved to Maine, to a "woodsy" area in Greenbush and began working at the University of Maine in Orono doing computer work. While she worked there, she earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering, with honors and worked on the Acid Rain Project. She resided there for many years before working for LL Bean as a Computer Programmer, helping to keep the orders coming in! She was also quick to share employee promotions and deals with family members. An awful lot of birthday and Christmas presents carried the LL Bean logo! After the 2008 recession, she sold her house and relocated to Crestone, CO, a land that she came to love dearly. She worked full time for the Baca Water & Sanitation Department before going to work full time for the "Way of Nature", also headquartered in Crestone, as the Office Manager. While she lived far away, she kept in touch with family members through visits, emails, texts and phone calls. It was always an exciting time when Aunt Sandy came home, catching up on family news and meeting new nieces, nephews and later on, even great-nieces and nephews. In Crestone, she developed a close network of friends whom she enjoyed spending time with on hikes and other outdoor activities, especially on the Sacred Grounds of the Way of Nature site. Sandy was predeceased by her brother, Edgie (1974); her father, Edward (2004); and her mother, Diane (2015). Sandy is survived by two sisters, Cindy Fasano (Rich), in Elk Grove, CA and Jodie Skibinski, in Little Falls, NY; three brothers, Ken (Cindy) Skibinski, in Little Falls, Dale (Linda) Skibinski, in Dolgeville and Bryan Skibinski, in Little Falls. She has nine nieces and nephews, Courtney (Shane) Schrader, Adam Fasano, Laura (Mario) Chrisafulli, Christopher (Allison) Skibinski, Joshua (Kira) Skibinski, Benjamin Skibinski, Joseph Skibinski, Ayrck Skibinski and Autheryonna Skibinski; and eight great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2020, at 11:00 AM, at the Holy Family Parish Church, corner of East Main & John Streets, Little Falls, New York, Celebrating Sandy’s Mass of Christian Burial, with Father Brian Lenhert, officiating. Interment will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Town of Herkimer. Although there are no calling hours, all are invited to attend the funeral service and the interment service to follow. If you plan to attend the funeral service, a face mask is required. Expressions of sympathy for those who wish to do so may be considered to, in lieu of flowers, to Way of Nature, LLC, P.O. Box 909, Crestone, CO 81131. Envelopes will be available at the services and envelopes are also available at the Enea Family Funeral Home, at 24 West Monroe Street, in Little Falls. Sandy’s local funeral arrangements have been planned with Funeral Directors, Harry J. Enea, Jr., Kevin E. Enea and Martin L. Ciaccia. (315) 823-2424.
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Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Holy Family Parish Church
Corner of John/E. Main Street
Little Falls, New York, United States
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