Sarah “Sally” Anne McGrath (nee Babb), age 83 of Franklin, passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 at the Newton Medical Center.
A lifelong resident of Franklin, Sally was born to the late Alvah and Gladys (Jones) Babb. A 1953 graduate of Franklin High School, Sally wound up working as a secretary for the school for many years, then the National Community Bank for twenty-five years, also serving as the custodian of school monies for Wallkill Valley Regional High School.
Sally was very active in her community. She was a founding member and treasurer for the Franklin Historical Society, an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Franklin, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Sussex County Republican Committee. She was a poll worker for over fifty years, and she and her late husband were awarded Franklin Citizens of the year in 2008.
Predeceased by her husband of fifty-four years, Harold in 2010, and her brother, Robert Babb in 2018, Sally is survived by her three loving daughters, Linda McGrath-Roth and her husband Edward of Fredon, Karen Lund and husband Shawn, and Barbara Dotero and husband Thomas, both of Franklin; a brother, Herb Babb of Florida; and grandchildren Monica DeMarco, Rebecca Roth, Sarah Lund, and STG2 Joseph Anthony DeMarco, Jr of the US Navy. She is also survived by her many nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Sally will be held on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9PM at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ 07416. A funeral service will be on Thursday, August 8th, 11AM, also at the funeral home. Burial in the North Hardyston Cemetery will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Franklin Historical Society.