SOUTHBURY - Sally Louise Whitney, 90, died peacefully Monday, April 3rd at The Watermark at East Hill. She was the loving wife of Joseph F. Whitney, who predeceased her in 2017. They were happily married for 62 years.
Sally was born February 13, 1933, in Johnson City, NY, the daughter of the late Cletus (Doc) and Margaret Scully. She received her nursing degree from Wilson Memorial Hospital and worked as a nurse in Binghamton, New York, and Stamford, CT.
In July 1955 she married Joe following his service in the U.S. Army, and together they lived in Michigan, New York, Maryland and the UK, before Joe's retirement from IBM in 1992. The two resided for the last 50+ years in Stamford, Bridgewater and Southbury, CT.
Aside from family, her many joys included traveling the world with Joe, and spending long summers at her lake house in northeast Pennsylvania. Formerly of Bridgewater, she and Joe were residents of The Watermark in Southbury these past 11 years.
Sally was an avid reader, enjoyed cross-stitch, quilting, knitting, sewing, crossword and jigsaw puzzles .... and loved baking. Some of her specialties being baked apple crisp, peach candy, pecan and grasshopper pies.
The true joy of her life was her family. She leaves behind six loving children, and spouses: Kevin Whitney, his wife Marcy, Daniel Whitney, and wife Helene, Ann Marie Walker, and husband Terry, Sharon Darinzo and husband Glenn, Michael Whitney and Timothy Whitney, and his wife Laureen ... as well as a beloved sister, Carol (Scully) Schultz of Florida, and 16 cherished grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
A wake is scheduled for Wednesday evening, April 12, at Sacred Heart Church, 910 Main Street South, Southbury. Calling hours are from 5-7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday morning, April 13th at 11 am at Sacred Heart Church.
A reception for friends and family will be held at the home of Ann Marie and Terry Walker, in Bethel CT, immediately after mass. A private burial ceremony will follow at Bridgewater South Cemetery in early May.
The family wishes to extend their love, appreciation and gratitude to both Watermark Assisted Living, and BrightStar Care for their unwavering care and compassion of both parents these past 11 and 4 years, respectively.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in any amount be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. (https://www.michaeljfox.org) For directions, or to leave a message of remembrance, please visit www.CarpinoCares.com.
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