Martha Sanders Andreas Obituary

On June 30, 2021, Martha Sanders Andreas passed away peacefully in the care of loved ones at her home in Colchester, Vermont. Born Martha Lou Sanders of Medina, Tennessee, she was the daughter of two sharecroppers and had 6 siblings. She pursued a career in academia and in literature. She married James Robert Andreas, a professor of English Literature. Together they lived in several different regions across the United States and also lived in Paris, France as well as London, England. In 2002 her Husband James passed away near their home in Miami Beach, Florida. Martha moved to Vermont shortly thereafter. She helped those in her life discover literature, music, and the arts. Although practiced in religious disciplines, she considered herself to be a secular humanist, valuing empathy and human rights above all things. She battled breast cancer for the last three years of her life. An avid bird enthusiast, she left this world next to her favorite bird watching window comforted by her daughter-in-law Danielle Pecor, her son Franky Andreas, and her dog and cat Elle and Chauncey. Donations in Martha’s name can be made to the Young Writer’s Project: