Sally McLellan McCadam, 86, Plattsburgh, and formerly of Ogdensburg, passed away on Wednesday, December 22, following a protracted stay under the care of family and the wonderful staff at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH).
A private service for immediate family was held in Plattsburgh. Arrangements for a memorial service have been made with Brown Funeral Home and will be held at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Ogdensburg on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at 10 a.m. This will be followed by a celebration of a long and wonderful life at the family camp.
She is survived by daughter, Susan McCadam (Danny) Hoffman, of Portland, Maine; daughter, Ann V. McCadam of Plattsburgh; and son, Mark D. (Tammy) McCadam of Plattsburgh; grandchildren, Erin McDonald, of Slingerlands, N.Y.; Patrick McDonald, of New York, N.Y.; and Dustin McCadam, of Plattsburgh.
She was predeceased by husband, Lyndon (Bill) McCadam.
Mrs. McCadam is also survived by brothers, Dennis (Ted) McLellan of Ormond Beach, Fla., John McLellan of Brooklyn, N.Y., and sisters-in-law, Eleanor McLellan and Jane McLellan, as well as several beloved nieces and nephews and their children.
She was also predeceased by brothers, Archibald McLellan, Thomas McLellan, David (Tim) McLellan, and sister, Mary Catherine Krebs.
Sally was born on February 18, 1924, in Ogdensburg, to Archibald M. and Beatrice Fraser McLellan. She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy and attended business school in Ogdensburg.
While working in a doctor’s office in Ogdensburg, she married Bill in 1946. She gladly stopped her career to raise a family and help when needed in her husband’s businesses, McCadam Cheese in Heuvelton, and later on, McCadam Distributing in Plattsburgh.
“Nana” or “Aunt Sal” is best remembered for her vivid story-telling and the warm welcome she provided for anyone who stopped by or stayed at her home.
The family spent every summer at their camp in Morristown where their garden and sunsets over the St. Lawrence River were a great source of joy.
In retirement, Sally and Bill spent many years in Vero Beach, Fla., so they could enjoy a longer golf and boating season. They maintained long lasting friendships in each community they lived in and even after the children were grown always had either a dog or cat in tow.
And as grandparents, Nana and Pops set a standard that is unparalleled.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Foundation of CVPH, R-4 Unit.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home , 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, N.Y. 12901, (518)-561-3980
Online condolences may be made and memorial candles lit at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com.