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Sally Mack
  • 82 years old
  • Date of birth: May 19, 1933
  • Place of birth:
    Oil City, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Date of passing: Mar 24, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Newton, Massachusetts, United States

This memorial website was created in memory of Sally Mack, in order to share information about gatherings to remember her, and for people to share their memories, thoughts and feelings about Sally.  

For the Boston Globe obituary of May 3rd, click HERE.  For the obituary written by Sally's family, go to:

A memorial service for Sally will be held on Saturday, May 21st, at 5:30pm, at the deCordova Museum & Sculpture Park, 51 Sandy Pond Rd., Lincoln, MA.  A reception will immediately follow the service, at the museum.

If you have digital photos of Sally you'd be willing to share, please send them to by Wednesday, May 18.

CONTRIBUTIONS in Sally's name can be made to:
1) The Extraordinary Needs Fund of the Hale Family Center at Children’s Hospital, where Sally worked for many years. 
- To donate by mail, make check payable to “Boston Children’s Hospital,” be sure to include Sally’s name in the memo line, and mail to: Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215.  
- To donate by credit card, visit and be sure to check the box in Section 2 to indicate the gift is in honor of Sally.  
- Children's will automatically put any donation received in Sally’s name to their Extraordinary Needs Fund.

2) The American Friends Service Committee's work for Peace in Israel-Palestine
- To donate by mail, make check payable to "AFSC," write "Sally Mack Israel-Palestine Fund" in the memo, and send to: AFSC Development, 1501 Cherry St., Philadelphia, PA 19102.
- To donate by credit card, click here to give a tribute gift, and put Sally's name where indicated.  AFSC will automatically put the donation to their Israel-Palestine work.
- You can also donate by calling 1-888-588-2372.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Judy Hampton on 24th May 2016

. Thank you for a weekend that was beyond words.Everthing was so beautiful, You did a memorable job,but the Oscar goes to Laila.



This tribute was added by elana markovitz on 21st May 2016

"My mother and Sally both kept Kosher together at the University of Michigan at Alice Lloyd Hall and lived together at the Martha Cook dorm. She kept in touch with her all through years. She said Sally had a smile you could dance away to,

When I moved to Boston, she was very welcoming and opened her house to me."

This tribute was added by linda zatman on 20th May 2016

"Sally was a wonderful, kind, beautiful soft spoken cousin - I am so sad that she is gone but have so many fond memories of her - She had such a beautiful smile and dimple and was so caring - She will be forever missed."

This tribute was added by Yvonne DeFreitas Chalmers on 19th May 2016

"dear sally,
happy birthday.
I picked many lily of the vally flowers for you this year.
I can see your smile as you smell them.
I gazed at the bright moon last night,
Surrounded by an open field,
I tried to reason
watching clouds pass over the light
like waves adored
I miss you. painfully, beautifully
All in
In Honor
in honor of you,
I appreciate our treasured"

This tribute was added by Aliya Mack on 19th May 2016

"We miss you, Mom Sally...  What a wonderful mother-in-law you have been to me, caring, kind, always full of love.  Leila and Eric have had the blessing of growing up with the best grandma that anyone could ever have.  The gift of your love will stay in our hearts forever."

This tribute was added by Judy Hampton on 19th May 2016

"I am going through painful withdrawal syndrome today. This is about many years that I haven't called Sally to wish her  a HappyBirthday."

This tribute was added by Michael Blumenthal on 15th May 2016

"Sally was a beautiful, remarkable woman, whom I wish I had met earlier and wish I had seen more of late. My entire family will always remember her bright smile, her kindness, her generosity of spirit, and her largeness of soul. Among the many blessings of my life is the fact that I knew her and had the chance to share some days and evenings with her, among the most vivid being a visit of her and John to our rented house on Sutton Island, Maine where we celebrated our friendship, and our young son's life, among the glorious pines and the mushroom-filled woods. May she rest in peace, as she deserves."

This tribute was added by Pam Dugas on 14th May 2016

"Sally and I met through the Perinatal Social Workers Group.  I was an ingénue, and deeply upset about babies dying, bereft parents.  My supervisors had me join the group for support.  I was instantly struck with Sally's compassion, humor, gentle caring, deep commitment to others.

Sally became my therapist after several months and held that position for over 8 years.  She thought she was not experienced with major childhood trauma, but it was not expertise I sought; it was compassion and the help in rebuilding self-image/esteem.  Those abilities she had in abundance.  

I can credit Sally with my own Social Work professional longevity.  She helped me sort through my own baggage in order to help others with increased ability.  She helped me raise my son healthily.

It is with deep gratitude, love and sadness that I bid her goodbye from this existence.  I can only imagine her relief at being spared the rest of this political fracas."

This tribute was added by Joseph Montville on 14th May 2016

"Danny, Ken, and Tony. I loved Sally for all the reasons her friends have listed and many more. I knew her and you through my work with your Dad in the psychodynamics of peacebuilding with the Israelis, Egyptians and Palestinians and the psychology of the U.S.-Soviet relationship working with Erik and Joan Erikson. During these many years, Sally was an integral part of my consciousness with John. I stayed with them in Brookline many times. And I stayed with Sally when I came up from Virginia for John's memorial service in Cambridge.. It breaks my heart that I only heard of her death today, May 14, and I am locked in with personal commitments for Sally's memorial. But please know that I will be with you in spirit. Sally was and is a beautiful soul and I will never forget her."

This tribute was added by Sally Lorber Stein on 10th May 2016

"Sally Stahl Mack and I were roommates and close friends at the University of Michigan, 1952 and 1953.  Through the years we have kept in touch via mail, email, and occasional visits.  She is/was one of the most thoroughly good - and giving - people I have ever known.  And she was also an open person: open to new thoughts and adventures, and open and honest about herself and her feelings.  I send condolences and love to her family.  You, like I and countless others,  will always feel the presence of her absence."

This tribute was added by Anya Almgren on 9th May 2016

"Getting to know and work with Sally closely, first, as her personal assistant for many years and then as her friend, is something I will forever cherish. She opened her arms to me and became my family when I was so far away from home, going to grad school. She encouraged me in my studies and helped me to broaden my worldview and discern my calling. I will always remember, and miss, our late night phone conversations that would last for hours, watching the sun set over the ocean with her, and our deep discussions about the world around us. Sally was an extraordinarily kind and generous woman with her time, money and skills. She was a blessing to me and to so many others and she will be forever missed, but never forgotten."

This tribute was added by Patty Lieber on 30th April 2016

"My condolences to Sally and her family. We knew each other for many years through our work in the National Association of Perinatal Social Workers. We lost touch when our paths went in different directions but I remember her as a kind, sage, devoted and passionate social worker who cared for her clients and adored her children. I am glad I had the opportunity to know her and to work with her."

This tribute was added by Ingrid Stocking on 28th April 2016

"Sally and I were young mothers together.  I know what a devoted parent she was, and I know how difficult it must be for her children to lose her.  i wish you all well."

This tribute was added by Barbara Dunlap on 4th April 2016

"From a  little girl in pigtails to a beautiful, intelligent woman and mother, she will always be my best friend. Rest in peace, Sally. You will always have a place in my heart."

This tribute was added by Nancy Kehoe on 3rd April 2016

"I had the great gift of knowing Sally for over 40 years and what comes to mind when I think of her is the word graciousness - on every occasion, she was a person of such warmth, caring, engaged in the other. She loved life and dealt with the difficult curve balls that life throws at us with such a spirit of resilience, openness, ever able to take a lemon and make lemonade. The universe has gained a great spirit while we have lost her physical presence."

This tribute was added by Davida Dinerman on 1st April 2016

"Her spirit and kindness and beauty were infectious. She has left a legacy for all to continue. May her memory be for a blessing. With love, Pearl and Lee Sherman, and Davida (Sherman) Dinerman"

This tribute was added by Yvonne DeFreitas Chalmers on 1st April 2016

"One week ago today, before dawn was my most horrible Good Friday ever. My dear friend Sally passed becoming fully, only a Spiritual being?   I remember lighting two candles next to you on your last night. They were soft partners to each other, like you were to those you loved and our many passions and purposes. Thank you, thank you , thank you"

This tribute was added by Yvonne DeFreitas Chalmers on 31st March 2016

"A woman devoted to countless Noble aspirations, both at home and globally."

This tribute was added by Yvonne DeFreitas Chalmers on 29th March 2016

"I have heard the Spirit helps us in our weakness and intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. Sally, the longing and pain in my heart can't be described today"

This tribute was added by Judy Hampton on 29th March 2016

"When a star fell out of heaven-it was named  Sallywith the provision that  it be beautiful,brainy.caring,a passionate carer of causes,a great mom.& Grandma, love the sea & do her best to make the world a better place. Thank you star-you created the perfect person who will live in my heart forever"

This tribute was added by Catherine B Hoffman on 29th March 2016

"Sally was a genuine beauty- full of generosity, conviction, and evolving- she weathered a lot of losses and kept wanting a better world at the center.. I am sad for her passing."

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