Sara Bassford Tuthill

Sara Bassford Tuthill

Former Mattituck resident Sara Bassford Tuthill, 89, died peacefully May 17, 2018, at Woodstock Terrace in Woodstock, Vt.

She was born Jan. 17, 1929, on Long Island, the daughter of Richard Hull and Esther May (Gildersleeve) Bassford.

Sara was a home health care provider for many years and enjoyed being able to take wonderful care of many people.

Sara loved reading, dancing, watching NASCAR races, football, and golf. She also enjoyed sewing, crocheting, skiing, long walks in the woods with her cat, and baking brownies.

Sara is survived by her daughter, Adriana (George) Rohrbach; daughter-in-law, Andrea Robinson, six grandchildren: Erin Nardolillo, Jason Rohrbach, Carrie Tylee, Jacob van Ryswyk, Justin Bates, and Kayla Robinson; three great-grandchildren: Mila Jace and Louis George Nardolillo, and Hunter Tylee; a sister, Carol Patterson; brother Steve Bassford, and her dear friend, Fran Elliot.

In addition to her parents she is predeceased by a son Jack van Ryswyk Jr. and a brother Richard Bassford.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock, Vt.

Memorial donations may be made to Bayada Home Health Care, 316 Main Street, Norwich, V  05055

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