Sally Ann Deschenes

Sally Ann Deschenes (Tower), resident of Litchfield, NH, passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Throughout her entire illness, she never gave up hope for a cure, remaining positive and upbeat with every obstacle she came across. She was an inspiration to all.

She was born on July 7, 1939, in Concord, NH, daughter of the late Karl and Marguerite Maloy.

"Mam" loved spending time with her beloved family, everything about Christmas, camping, her cat Josie, and was an avid Red Sox fan. A longtime parishioner of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Nashua, she also taught Sunday school there for several years. Known for her infectious laugh and her nurturing and caring spirit, Mam was always putting others before herself; she was the epitome of living life to the fullest.

Family includes her loving husband, Joe Deschenes, her five children and their spouses, Laurie Forrence and Paul Weinstein, Barbara and Chuck Valenti, Donna and Ken Brown, Sharon and Shawn Ford, Michael and Rena Tower; eight grandchildren who were the light of her life, David Sanborn, Angela Valenti, Chad and Alyssa Brown, Christopher Pascoe and Samantha Ford, Kaleigh and Nathan Tower; her brother James Maloy and his wife Margaret; father-in-law Reno Deschenes; sisters-in-law Linda Deschenes, Patty and John Cassidy; brother-in-law John and Karen Deschenes; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her 13 grand dogs who brought her great enjoyment and love.

SERVICES: Visiting hours will be held at DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, 1 Lock Street, in Nashua, NH, on Tuesday afternoon and evening from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. A Funeral Service in her honor will be held at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 214 Main Street, Nashua on Wednesday at 10:00 AM. Rev Dr. Robert Odierna will officiate. Friends are invited to attend. Following cremation, interment prayers and burial will be held at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center in her name. https://giving.massgeneral.org/cancer/.

The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock Street, Nashua has been placed in charge of arrangements, www.davisfuneralhomenh.com, (603) 883-3401 "ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER."