Sarah “Sally” Theresa Pettee, age 69 of Hudson, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on December 3, 201l. Sally was born September 8, 1942 in Galway, Ireland to Peter and Julia Kelly. She spent her childhood in Ireland. Sally was united in marriage to Leon Pettee on May 14, 1963 in Lakeland, MN. Their marriage blessed them with four children and a step daughter. Sally was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She spent her years taking care of her home and family and cherished her time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed baking, traveling and reading the weekly newspaper.
Sally is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Leon; daughters, Pamela Pettee of St. Paul and Heather (David) Bearl of Hudson; sons, Shawn (Maureen) Pettee of Hudson and Scott (Michelle) Pettee of New Richmond; step daughter, Cynthia (Chris) Erickson of Woodbury; 9 grandchildren; several brothers and sisters in Ireland and England; and close sister, Mary Monson of St. Paul. She is preceded in death by granddaughter, Selah Bearl.
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held 4:00 – 7:00 PM, with a 7 PM Memorial Service, Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, with Pastor Roy Fruits officiating. Interment will take place Thursday at Willow River Cemetery in Hudson. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Funeral Services are entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson (715) 386-3725. www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com
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