Sally M. BrothersOctober 05,2012Sally M. Brothers
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas — Sally Marie (May) Brothers, 82, of South Padre Island, formerly of Clifton Park, N.Y., and Bomoseen, Vt., entered into eternal life on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center Hospital. She was born on May 28, 1930, in Watertown, N.Y., the daughter of the late Charles and Leta McCarthy. She was a graduate of Watertown High School and enjoyed keeping in touch with her high school friends. She married Robert J. Brothers on February 7, 1957, and they were married over 50 years.
Sally loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren at their summer lake house in Bomoseen, Vt. She spent the winters in South Padre Island, where she enjoyed socializing with her friends and neighbors. Sally devoted much of her time as a caregiver to her family. She will truly be remembered by the sweet, gentle way she touched so many lives.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Charles and George McCarthy, and her grandson, Matthew.
Survivors include her loving husband, Robert J. Brothers; her children, Michael (Ann) Brothers, Timothy (Laura) Brothers, Andrew Brothers, Mary Ann (Robert) Ida and Susan (Ken) Banker; her grandchildren, Joseph, Katherine, Ryan, Mackenzie and Sophia; her brother, Robert (Mary Margaret) McCarthy; also survived by several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 6, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Edward the Confessor Church, 569 Clifton Park Center Road, Clifton Park. A calling hour will be held prior from 9-10 a.m. at the church. Burial will take place the following week on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. in Evergreen Cemetery in Rutland, Vt.
At the request of Sally’s family, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern New York Chapter, Pine West Plaza Building #4 Suite 405, Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12205.
Arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065.
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