Sally Jane (Pflegl) (Nann) Cullen, 68, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 17th 2018 at home. She was a Middlebury resident for over 45 years, having previously lived in Woodbury.
Sally was born January 27th, 1950, in Waterbury, the daughter of the late Ione B. Pflegl and LeRoy S. Pflegl. Sally came from a lineage of strong and courageous women. Her mother, Ione, was a single mother caring for her and her brother Peter, while working as a charge nurse at the Children’s Hospital of Waterbury and later owning and operating Woodbury Convalescent Hospital. At a very young age Sally learned to have compassion for others. She had a kind and generous nature often helping and being in service to those around her. One of Sally’s most cherished childhood memories was the summers she spent in Beacon Falls with her beloved grandmother Beatrice Lee.
She graduated from Nonnewaug High School and received her 2 year diploma from the Briarwood College. After she graduated from college she married Paul S. Nann and had two children. She was the beloved mother of Seth D. Nann and Jayma E. Nann. She became a single parent dedicating everything to her two children. She re-married for a time to the late Tom Cullen. Later in life she had an enduring friendship with Paul S. Nann.
Early in her career she worked for Dr. Cushman in Woodbury. For over 25 years Sally was a US Postal clerk mainly at the Bethlehem Post Office but also in Woodbury, Sandy Hook, Middlebury and Beacon Falls. She enjoyed interacting and serving people in her community. After Sally retired she delighted in spending time with her grand-niece, Aubree S. McGill. She spent the last months of her life with her son Seth who was her devoted care taker, her daughter Jayma and her only grandchild, Ava B. Nann-Dinas, who she adored.
Sally was a fabulous cook who took great pleasure in nurturing her family with delicious food. She loved to be in nature and had a passion for gardening. She was fun and had a sense of adventure. When she travelled she was frequently found fossicking for shells and interesting pebbles on beaches far and wide. Those that had the great fortune of knowing Sally loved her. She was an open minded free spirited creative soul. Her beautiful engaging smile and warm loving heart will forever be with us lighting our way.
A memorial gathering will be held on Wednesday June 6th, from 3 to 5 pm at Munson Lovetere Funeral Home, 2 School Street, Woodbury.