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SOMERSVILLE — Sally S. McEwen, 72, of Somersville, the beloved wife of the late Charles T. McEwen, departed this life on Saturday, Jan. 7 at Evergreen Health Care Center. McEwen was born on April 5, 1933 in Nashua, N.H., the daughter of the late Milton and Florence (Walker) Spaulding.

Throughout her life, she was a devoted caretaker of her family. In her spare time, she enjoyed collecting doll houses and loved the beauty she found in nature. She will be remembered as a loving and caring woman who was known to friends and family as a wonderful listener.

She will be sadly missed by her four sons: Michael McEwen of Enfield; Christopher McEwen and his wife, Lori, of Mass.; Stephen McEwen and his wife, Linda, of Somers; and Jonathan McEwen and his wife, Joanne, of Somersville. She is also survived by two brothers, David Bell and his wife, Peg, of Stafford and Kim C. Spaulding and his wife, Martha, of Mass; six beloved grandchildren, Jonathan C. McEwen, Michael A. McEwen, Rene C. McEwen, Matthew S. McEwen, Cody McEwen and Dustin C. McEwen; one great-grandson, Xavier Luis (Toledo) McEwen; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service commemorating her life was held at Somers Center Cemetery on Tuesday, Jan. 10. The family has requested that memorial contributions in her name be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Southern New England Chapter, 35 Cold Spring Road, Suite 411, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3166. Somer’s Funeral Home assisted the family in this celebration of her life. To leave a message of hope and remembrance, visit

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