Sally Anne Demille
Demille, Sally Anne (Morgan) — of Concord, MA, on September 27th, 2023.
She passed peacefully at home, in hospice care, at the age of 90.
Daughter of the late John Morgan, USN ret’d. and Mary (Brown) Morgan, of Winchester, MA.Widow of Paul E. Demille, mother of Gregory of Westminster, MA, Benjamin of Seekonk, MA, Margaret of Somerville, MA, and Anne (deceased) of Brattleboro, VT. Dear sister to F. Diane (Morgan) and husband Robert Johnson of Wells, ME, Bridget (Morgan) and husband John F. O’Connor of Winchester, MA, and to John H. “Bucky” (deceased), Harry B. “Squeaky” (deceased), Marylou (Morgan) Fenno (deceased), and Joan (Morgan) Harris (deceased). Grandmother of Nicholas of Abu Dhabi, UAE, Connor of Clearwater, FL, and Trevor of Albuquerque, NM, and great grandmother of Sophia, Henry, Raven, and Caspian. Aunt of numerous nieces and nephews, including Kathleen of Boston, MA, Colleen of Bryn Mawr, PA, Eileen of Boston, MA, Matthew of Shreveport, LA, Mark of Cambridge, MA, Kevin of Salt Lake City, UT, Charles of Paris, France, and Paul of Caen, France.
Born and raised in Winchester, MA, she was a member of the swimming team and graduated early from Winchester High School in 1950. She went directly to work at the Winchester Star as a copy editor, and during that time she met her husband Paul on a blind date through friends. She went on to work at Mid-States trucking while they lived in Boston during the early part of their marriage, before settling in Concord, MA with their first two children. An avid reader, she engendered that love of reading to all her children, and maintained a significant library in the home that reflected not only her widespread interests but also the languages she’d studied (Spanish, French, Russian, and even Finnish). She was particularly creative and talented, embroidering a full set of curtains and several quilts that featured animals and floral designs inspired by work she’d seen in museums. She took up weaving, and worked on three different types of floor looms; she was an accomplished seamstress, and knitted many cableknit sweaters for family members. She and Paul always kept an abundant vegetable garden, and was a particularly skilled cook — preserves and jellies from the garden, and homemade frosted donuts that everyone loved. She and her husband were members of the Appalachian Mountain Club for many years, and later spent time with the family on hiking vacations to Mt. Desert Island in Maine.
A private family memorial will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in her name to any of the following:
Steppingstone (literacy) https://greatnonprofits.org/org/steppingstone
Partners In Health https://www.pih.org/injusticehasacure
or Doctors Without Borders https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/
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