Sandra Elizabeth Miller was born on April 23, 1944, in Wyandotte, Michigan. She was one of four children born to William and Elizabeth (Minnick) Miller. Sandy spent her childhood in Lincoln Park, Michigan and graduated from Lincoln Park High School. On May 13, 1965, she was joined in marriage to David R. Salliotte in Wyandotte, Michigan. The couple were blessed with two sons and a daughter and together would celebrate fifty-seven years marriage.
A very active mother and grandmother, Sandy dedicated her life to caring for her family. She never missed sporting events or other activities as her children and grandchildren were growing up. She also deeply valued her friendships and regularly found time for bowling, bingo, and bunco with her friends.
Both Sandy and her husband enjoyed trying their luck at the casinos. After David’s retirement the pair became “snowbirds” and spent seventeen winters in Florida. Sandy loved playing shuffleboard and was involved in all the activities and dinners at the club house. Due to her health, they spent the last two winters back home in Michigan where Sandy enjoyed bird watching and the beauty of snow-covered fields and trees which she referred to as “God’s Work”.
Sandra Elizabeth Salliotte, age 78, of Newport, Michigan passed away at home on Monday, May 16, 2022. She will be sadly missed by all but is now flying with the angels and watching over her family from the Heaven above. Her passing was preceded by her parents and a brother: William Miller and great-grandchild: Walter Salliotte.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband: David Salliotte Sr.; children: David (Shelly) Salliotte Jr. of Monroe, Michigan, Tricia (Tracy) St. Andre of Monroe, and Brian (Amy) Salliotte of Monroe; grandchildren: Shawn (Sarah), Sarah, Courtney (Vic), David III (Mariah), Candace (Brandon), Jacob (Layne), Jeff (Jennifer), Jared (Mary), and Jon; great grandchildren: Ashton, Jordyn, Gracie, Chloe, Jocee, Paxton, Lillian, Klinton, Jacob, Judson, Wyatt, and Griffin; a brother: Chuck (Addie) Miller of Clovis, California; and a sister: Beverly Head of White Bluff, Tennessee.
Friends may gather on Friday; May 20, 2022, from 3:00pm until 8:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. Sandra will lie in state on Saturday; May 21, 2022, from 9:00am until the time of the Mass of Resurrection at 10:00am at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 502 West Front Street, Monroe, Michigan 48161. Procession to Michigan Memorial Park in Flat Rock, Michigan will immediately follow.
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