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Sally J. Perley

April 26, 1937 — October 21, 2023

Manchester, NH


Sally J. Perley, 86, of Manchester, NH passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at Boston Medical Center, in Boston, MA.  

Sally was born on April 26, 1937, in Beverly, MA, the daughter of the late Roland and Faith (Bull) Payne.  She was a 1955 graduate of Laconia High School and then Lasalle Junior College. She was president for 3 years of Toys for Tots, was a lifetime member of the Elliot Senior Associates, and was on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross. During her career, Sally worked as a secretary, including 15 years at Sheehan Phinney. Since her retirement she enjoyed spending time with her friends, playing poker, and going out to lunch. A phone call with Sally was never complete without a lunch invitation.

Members of her family include: her daughter, Linda Stefanik, of Manchester, NH; a son, Stephen Perley, and his wife, Tanath, of Goffstown, NH; 2 grandchildren, Mandi and Sarah Stefanik of Manchester, NH; 1 great-grandchild, Jace Stefanik of Manchester, NH; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Richard Payne, by exactly one year.  

SERVICES: There are no calling hours. Interment will take place at a later date at Union Cemetery, in Laconia, NH.    

In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested to take a loved one to lunch. It was her favorite thing to do.

Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium assisted the family with arrangements. To view an online memorial, leave a message of condolence, or for more information please go to


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