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Sally P. Keyser

Sally P. Keyser, 82, wife of Leigh M. Keyser of Howard Street, South Hamilton, died Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the NSMC Union Hospital, Lynn following her brief illness.

Born in Salem September 17, 1932 daughter of the late Frederick and Elizabeth (Getchell) Pauling,  she was raised in Salem, a 1950 graduate of Salem High School. As a young woman she was employed as the lunch counter manager at the former Almy’s in Salem where she met her husband. Married in 1953 the Keysers made their home and  raised their family in Ryalside, Beverly. During these years she was a very active member of the Immanuel Congregational Church in Beverly. She sang in their choir, taught Sunday School and was a member of the church’s Couple’s Club and served as their Vice President. Moving to Hamilton in 1976 she joined and became active in the  First Congregational Church in Hamilton where she was a member of the Bible Study Group and the Half Century Club.

Mrs. Keyser was also a  very gifted artist. She had won many awards for her painting in various mediums. She was a member of the Guild of Beverly Artists.

In addition to her husband of sixty-two years she is survived by a son, David L. Keyser of FL; a daughter, Daryl A. Daigneault and her husband Robert of Amesbury; four grandchildren, Nicole Daigneault of TX, Brad Daigenault and his wife Sarah of IL, Noelle  and Beau Daigneault both of TX; five great grandchildren, Daegan, Harmony, Lyla, Bryce and Violet; a brother, Warren Pauling of CA; two sisters, Meredith LeBeau and  Lucille Walkup both of Beverly and many nephews and nieces. She was the sister of the late Sylvia Kessaris formerly of Wenham.

Her funeral service will be held 11 am, Friday, March 27 in the First Congregational Church in Hamilton, 624 Bay Road, Hamilton. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours will be held in the church chapel Thursday, March 26 from  4:30 to 7 pm.  Memorial contributions in her name may be made to “For Such A Time As This Campaign” c/o First Congregational Church in Hamilton, 624 Bay Road, Hamilton, MA 01982.

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