Douglas- Sally Ann (Hammond) O'Day, 77, passed away peacefully on Sun. August 29, 2021 surrounded by family after a long illness. Sally was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Wayne O'Day in 2016.
She is survived by her children, A. Wayne O’Day Jr., his wife Sherry, and their children Sean and Erin , and her daughter Jennifer Ashworth, her husband Michael , and their son Benjamin. She is also survived by a brother, Charles Thomas II "Tommy", and two nephews, Mark Dennis Hammond, and Patrick Hammond. She was also predeceased by a brother, Mark Dennis who died as a young child, and her dear aunt, Mary Jarvis Bateman.
Born in Connecticut on April 27, 1944, she was the daughter of Charles T. and Sally Anne (Bateman) Hammond, and grew up in Madison, CT. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in New Haven, CT, Class of 1962, and attended Alburtus Magnus Catholic College, also in New Haven. Sally grew up in Madison, CT and spent her summers on Hammonassett State Beach in Madison and her family’s beach cottage on Leetes Island in Guilford, CT. She met and married her husband Wayne in 1966 and they moved to Douglas, MA shortly after to raise a family and eventually came to live in the O’Day family home on the Whitin Resevoir where they spent nearly 50 years together enjoying family and friends on “The Res”.
Sally was the heart of her family: an extraordinary wife, mother, and grandmother, and a great friend to many. She was an avid reader, Patriot’s fan, home cook, and could often be found walking with dear friends around the Res for health and wellness year- round. Most of all, she enjoyed life and brought tremendous joy and love to her family and friends.
Her graveside funeral service will be held on Fri. Sept. 3 at 11:30am in Union Cemetery, 108 N. Smithfield Expy N. Smithfield, RI. Calling hours at Jackman Funeral Home, 7 Mechanic St., Douglas are Fri. Sept. 3 from 9 to 11 am. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sally’s memory may be made to ALZ of Massachusetts, Alzheimer’s Association 480 Pleasant St. Watertown, MA 02472. To leave a condolence message for her family please visit www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com
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