Sally Ann Drummond
Sally Ann Drummond was a devoted wife, loving mother and the perfect grandmother. She was born in New Jersey and moved to Salisbury, Maryland where she spent her girlhood years until returning with her family to live in Riverside in high school. She met her husband, the late Gerald P. Drummond, at a soda shop in Delanco in 1958. She and Jerry married and settled down in Delanco. They never left each other’s side until his death in 1998. Their thirty-eight year marriage was blessed by a son, Thaddeus (Tad). Sally was the beloved mother of Tad, daughter-in-law Natalie, and very proud grandmother of Paige and Aiden.
A long-time Delanco resident, Sally was a familiar face at the Delanco Savings and Loan where she worked as a teller and later Board Secretary until her retirement in 2001. Everyone who banked at the DS&L knew Sally.
Sally loved cats, and the occasional stray could do no better than to find its way to her doorstep where she found homes for all of them. Her most cherished over the years were her cats Ming, littermates Ying and Yang, and later Atticus, Gray and Willamena. Her late husband Jerry was a Captain of Detectives with the Burlington County Prosecutors Office at the time of his death in 1998. Not surprisingly, Sally admired and respected the law enforcement community. She made donations to Delanco Township for the purchase of the police department’s first in-car camera system and an AED defibrillator. She also donated to Burlington County so the Prosecutor’s Office could purchase safety equipment. She wanted to do whatever she could to help ensure that police officers were safe.
Sally was the youngest of ten children of the Christian family. She was predeceased by her mother and father James and Rosella Christian, as well as her brothers William, James, John, and Robert, and sisters Patricia, Rosemary, and Marie. She is survived by her brother, Norman Christian and her sister, Joan Christian.
Come celebrate 82 great years Tuesday, February 4, 8-10 am at Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 am at Jesus the Good Shepherd, St. Peter’s Church, Riverside. Interment Lakeview Memorial Park, Cinnaminson. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cape Atlantic C.A.T.S. (capeatlanticcats.com).