Sally A. DelphiaJanuary 25,2013
Sally A. Delphia
BARRE — Sally Anne Delphia, 77, of White Street, died early Monday morning, Jan. 21, 2013, at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. Her family was at her bedside.
Born June 9, 1935, in Montpelier, she was daughter of Henry and Anna (Dessureau) Girard. She attended St. Michael’s Elementary School and graduated from St. Michael’s High School in Montpelier in 1953. In 1958, she received her bachelor’s degree in education from Johnson State College.
On Sept. 7, 1957, she married John C. “Jack” Delphia in Montpelier. Following their marriage, they made their home in Boston, coming to Barre in 1959, where they had since resided.
Sally was a longtime elementary school teacher in the Barre City school system.
Her family and former students, flower gardening and traveling to Cape Cod were very special to her. She will be remembered for her Christmas cookies, gingerbread men, brownies, and spaghetti and meatballs she made for her grandchildren.
Her memberships included St. Monica Catholic Church, the Vermont Education Association, and she was a former Brownie and Cub Scout leader.
Besides her husband, she leaves her daughter, Patti Tyler, of Swanton, and son, John G. Delphia, and his wife, MaryBeth, of Round Rock, Texas; and five grandchildren, Lindsey and Jillian Tyler and Alex, Michelle and Benjamin Delphia; her sister JoAnn Walker and her husband, Wayne, of Eastham, Mass.; and two nieces, Linda and Lorrie, and a nephew, Chris.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister Lorraine.
Her family will celebrate her life at their convenience in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre.
Later interment will be made in the Berlin Corner Cemetery.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Resident Activity Fund, Woodridge Nursing Home, 142 Woodridge Road, Berlin, VT 05602.
Sally’s family sincerely thank all of the current and former Woodridge staff for their care, compassion and concern and love for her and all of us.
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