Sarah V. Cali - Peabody, MA formerly from East Boston, 95 years of age, completed her earthly journey on Saturday, June 24th and is now resting with the angels above. Sarah was the daughter of the late Henry A. and Vasiliki (Petropoulos) Sawyer.
Sarah is survived by her daughter, Maria V. O'Toole of Peabody, MA, her son John Joseph Cali and his wife Brenda of Yorktown, VA, and Saied Ayati who has been like a son to her for over 25 years. Predeceased by her son, George, daughter, Marie, and brother, Thomas D. Sawyer.
Sarah is also survived by her three granddaughters, Stacy V. Mazzarella and her husband Joe, of Peabody, MA, Nicole Starr Bernier, of Tennessee, and Andrea Feeley and her husband James, of Winthrop, MA, and her six great-grandchildren, Michael, Jayden, Devin, Kinsley, Christopher and Anabelle.
Also survived by her two nieces Kathy Sawyer Miller, Carolyn Sawyer Aldridge, and her nephew, Joseph Sawyer.
Born in Cambridge, MA, and moved to Boston early on, she was employed for many years at EG&G, Salem, MA, in the flashtube department creating lights for airport runways and the Xerox copier. Known to all as "Grandma Sarah" she was a flower and animal lover. Her favorite color was purple and she would always have a bow in her hair to match her every ensemble. Sarah loved going to the Peabody Senior Center, enjoying their delicious daily lunches, and the company of friendships she made while there.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 10 Chestnut Street, Peabody, MA on Wednesday, June 28th from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. and again at 10 A.M. on Thursday, June 29th. A prayer service will be held in the Chapel at 11:00 A.M. Interment will be with her son George at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, MA.