Sally Gilbert McGuckin

Sally Gilbert McGuckin, 68, of New Castle, formerly of New Boston and Amherst, passed away Jan. 1, surrounded by her loving family, at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born in Portsmouth on Dec. 31, 1946, the daughter of Sayward and Ester Gilbert.

She attended schools in the United Kingdom and received an Associates Degree from Franconia College. She had recently retired from her position as the North American New Store Openings Manager for The Childrens Place after a successful career as a General Manager at the Gap.

Her passion was collecting and displaying sea glass. She was a friend to many and always stopped to engage people in conversation, especially if they had a dog. She loved to spend time at the New Castle Public Library and was a supporter of the NH SPCA in Stratham.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, David B. McGuckin of New Castle, her sons, David H. McGuckin of Greenland, his wife, Liza and grandsons, Colin and Griffin and Carter G. McGuckin of Darien, CT, his wife Lindsay and granddaughter Molly and grandson Briggs, and her two sisters, Sayre Cooke of Oakville, Ontario and Susan Kozub of South Hampton, MA.

A service will be held at the New Castle Congregational Church at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the New Castle Public Library, Box 329, New Castle, NH 03854 or the NH SPCA, P.O. Box 196, Stratham, NH 03885. Visit: www.jvwoodfuneral to sign the online guest book or to share a memory. The J. Verne Wood Funeral Home – Buckminster Chapel, assisted with arrangements.