Obituary: Sally Ann Eckenrode, 73, of Milford

Sally Ann Eckenrode, age 73, of Milford, passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Connecticut Hospice.

Born in Bridgeport, on May 9, 1941, she was the daughter of the late John and Kathryn Leibscher Keeton.

She graduated from Central High School in 1960. It was there she met her husband, Howard C. Eckenrode. They married on June 16, 1962.

Sally Ann was the proud mother and grandmother of Howard (Kim) of Nashua, NH, Mary-Kathryn Lewis (Jim) of Roswell, GA, Amy Stellato of Milford, Karl (Donna) of Danbury, and six grandchildren, Kayleigh and Bryce Eckenrode, James and Sean Lewis, Jonathan Stellato and Jacob Eckenrode. She also leaves behind a sister, Joan Scianna of Trumbull. She leaves behind brother and sister in law Tom and Alice Eckenrode and Elaine Eckenrode, as well as many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by two brothers Kenneth Keeton of Bridgeport and Ernest Keeton of West Willington, sister in law Emily Keeton.

She was jury commissioner for the City of Milford for fourteen years, on the board of the St Mary’s Guild, the board of Orange Ave PTA, the board of the Visiting Nurse Association. Sally Ann was also a den leader for the Boy Scouts, vice president of the Heatherstone Association, a member of the Milford Jaycees and worked on the Chamber of Commerce.

A dedicated member of the Republican Party, she was also a member of Christ the Redeemer Church Guild and the Red Hat Ladies with the title The Queen. She retired from Doctor’s Associates of Milford after seventeen years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Christ the Redeemer Church, 325 Oronoque Rd, Milford CT 06460, on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM for family and friends. There will be no calling hours and burial will be private. Arrangements are being handled by the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford. CT 06460.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, 20 York Street, New Haven, CT 06510.

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