Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online

March 17, 2013

Sallie A. Thompson


Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

NEWFANE — Sallie A. Thompson, of Wilson, NY, wife of the late Gary E. Thompson, entered into rest Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Eastern Niagara Hospital, Newfane. She was born in Lockport, NY, January 19, 1938, the daughter of the late Albert and Sarah Mullaney Shimshack. Her husband, Gary E. Thompson, died November 30, 2000.

Sallie was a graduate of St. Joseph's Academy in Lockport, NY. She received her Bachelor of Science from Buffalo State Teachers College, class of 1959.  Sallie was a Kindergarten teacher for 25 years in Newfane Central School and retired in 1997. She moved to Wilson 53 years ago, coming from Lockport.

Member of St. Brendan on the Lake R.C. Church. Sallie was a past member of the Barton Group Inter-Community Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary for many years. Past member of the Board of Directors  for Eastern Niagara Hospital; also was a member of NYS Retired Teachers Association, Gnostic Guild Literacy Group, Olcott Yacht Club and cherished playing Bridge with her friends.

Mother of Douglas (Rebecca) Thompson of Wilson, Cheryl (Robert) Shaw of Burt, James (Dana) Thompson of Lockport, Thomas (Linda) Thompson, Sr. of Wilson, and Margaret Thompson of Wilson. Grandmother of Meghan, Bridget, Shannon and Katie Shaw, Nicole, Sarah, Kaitlyn, Thomas Jr. and Michael Thompson. Step-grandmother of Scott (Tammy) Jeffery and Christie (David) Mielke. Sister of Mary (Peter) Muller of Dundee, NY, Jean (Anthony) McKenna of Olcott, and the late John Shimshack. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the RUTLAND-CORWIN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2670 Main St., Newfane, NY, TUESDAY 2-4 & 7-9 PM, WEDNESDAY 2-4 & 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated THURSDAY at 11:00 AM in St. Brendan on the Lake R.C. Church, Ewings Road, Newfane, NY. Burial will be in Hartland Central Cemetery. Memorials to Eastern Niagara Hospital (Gary E. Thompson Memorial Fund), 2600 William St., Newfane, NY 14108, would be appreciated by the family.

Please visit www.rutland-corwin.com to send a condolence to the family.


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