Sally Carmody, 87, Lifelong Resident, Dies

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday.

Margaret Priscilla (Sally) Carmody, 87, a lifelong resident of Newtown, died at her home May 21, surrounded by family. 

She was born in Sandy Hook in 1924 and later lived on South Main Street by Hawley Pond and finally on Queen Street. She was the daughter of John and Winifred (Osborne) Carmody.

When she was very young her father called her "Sally" and this became the name she used with people who knew her well. Carmody worked throughout her career as a legal secretary and office administrator, first at John Holian’s law office in Newtown and later at the law office of Goldstein and Peck in Bridgeport. 

When she was working in Bridgeport, she was an active supporter of the Daughters of St. Paul and enjoyed visiting and purchasing religious items at their store. She used to travel abroad with friends and at times with the Blue Army. Her trips included those to Lourdes in France, Fatima in Portugal, Rome, China and Ireland.

Carmody, who was a devout, lifelong member of St Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Newtown, was the youngest of six children.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Teresa Carmody and brother-in-law, William Michael Kearns.  She is also survived by 15 nieces and nephews:  John S. Mead, Mary Elizabeth Buxton, Reverend Stephen Carmody, Brian, Paul and Vincent Carmody, Mary Alice Dumont, Michael, Patrick, Joseph and Daniel Kearns, Katherine Gaudreau, Rose Davis, Doretta Tarangioli and Mary Clark and by their children and grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her two sisters, Alice Mead and Katherine Kearns; three brothers, Fred, Jack and Barton Carmody; nephew John Carmody; and niece Ann Winifred Carmody.

There will be no calling hours. A rosary will be said at the Honan Funeral Home 58 Main St., Newtown at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 25 followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St Rose of Lima Church, Newtown. Interment will follow at St Rose Cemetery, Cherry Street, Sandy Hook.

Memorial contributions may be made to Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, 405 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810 or St Rose of Lima Memorial Fund, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470.

Honan Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


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