Carrie Ackerman Lewis Sandhage


Carrie Ackerman Lewis Sandhage entered into rest on Thursday, February 23, 2023, after a long illness. She was 84. Carrie was retired from George M Carroll bus company where she worked driving special needs children to and from school. Before that, she was a seamstress at a few different factories in the Montgomery area.

She was predeceased by her parents Sheldon and Nora Lewis of Vails Gate, and the love of her life Harvey T. Sandhage.

She loved the sunshine and warming her legs by a campfire.  Carrie enjoyed her trips to Rhode Island and sitting on the jetty at Charleston Breachway.

Locally they fished at Bull’s pond at West Point. Carrie loved and lived for her family.

She was very fond of her animals including her goldfish and her many dogs throughout her life. She loved her cat Sassy that she had up till the end.

Survivors include her sister Ruby Nemeth of Montgomery Nursing home, her loving daughter Venita Niles and her husband Don, her son Duane Sandhage and his wife Sandy, her grandchildren Tyra Thompson, Tiffany and Jeremy Niles, Amanda Pucino and Darren Sandhage, along with 10 great grandchildren.

Special acknowledgement and thanks deservedly go to Carrie’s oldest great granddaughter Alicianna for her love, support and dedication to her ” Nan”.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice or any local ASPCA.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 5pm-8pm at Millspaugh Funeral Home, 22 Bank St., Walden, NY 12586.

A funeral service will take place Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at 11am at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newburgh.