In Memoriam : Sally Gauss

Sally Gauss Sally Deering Gauss - age: 84
(October 08, 1931 to July 21, 2016 )
Resident of Saco, Maine

Visitation Information:
A funeral service will be held Friday 11:00 am at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home 365 Main Street, Saco. Burial will follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Saco where Sally will be laid to rest beside her parents and grandparents. The Rev. Merle Steva will officiate.

Sally Deering Gauss, 84, of Bel Air, Maryland, formerly of Saco and Waterboro, passed away July 21, 2016 in York, Pennsylvania. She was born October 8, 1931 the daughter of Lawrence and Gertrude Perham Deering. Sally grew up in Waterboro, she loved her childhood with her cousins, the Perhams and the Hughey girls. She attended Thornton Academy in Saco. After the fire of 47, she lived at Perham Flats, built by her grandfather, while Pop (Lawrence Deering) built a house in Saco. Sally and her parents moved to Bel Air, Maryland when Pop took a position at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Pop constructed a lovely home and they all built a lovely life. Sally attended Towson College and taught school in Maryland until her retirement. Sally's students visited her over the years and took her to lunch last month. Sally was a pilot. She continued to play bridge and swim throughout her life. She loved friends, family and animals and they loved her.
In 1984, she traveled to Honduras to adopt her daughter Rosa. Rosa and Sally shared friends, laughter and a common sense of humor. Sally spent a lot of time with friends particularly her best friend Susan Inak.
Sally is survived by her brother William J. Deering, PhD of Bangor, Maine who just celebrated his 90th birthday. Sally has been a great aunt to her nieces and nephews: Donna O'Donnell, Robert O'Donnell, Bo Deering, Ginney Deering, Paegan Deering, Randy Wiken, Candy Spalding and Ken Spalding. Her grand nieces and nephew loved her also and appreciated her thoughtfulness: Rogan and Brendan O'Donnell, Janice Deering, Brooks McGovern, Erica Barry, Geneve Kelly and Kristen Spalding.

Debbie Lizotte - October 2, 2016Contact this person Contact this person
My family and I were saddened to hear of Sally's passing. Unfortunately too late to attend the services. We send the family our deepest condolences. Debbie, Jeff and Zoe and family

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