Former Chelmsford Resident Worked Locally as Nurse

Florence "Sally" Psiras of Westford and formerly Chelmsford passed away on May 19.

Florence "Sally" Psiras, formerly of Chelmsford. Photo: Blake Funeral Home
Florence "Sally" Psiras, formerly of Chelmsford. Photo: Blake Funeral Home
The following is an obituary courtesy of Blake Funeral Home.

Florence ‘Sally” (Dodge) Psiras of Westford, formerly from Chelmsford, died on May 19. She was the wife of the late Stephen Psiras to whom she was married for 52 years. 

Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late Carroll and Florence (Harmer) Dodge.

Mrs. Psiras attended Lowell schools and the Tewksbury School for Practical Nursing. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lowell. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a home health aide.

Her survivors include two daughters, Gail Smith of Westford and Sandra Jean and her husband Brian of Salem, NH, six grandchildren; Dan Psiras and his wife Leanne of Tewksbury, Jen Cline and her husband Eric of Lowell, Kim Stallings and her husband Jamie of Papillion, Nebraska, and Justin, Jordan, and Ashley Jean, and nine great-grandchildren; Leigha Psiras, Taylor Dube, and Jake Shine of Tewksbury, Kristen, Lisa, and Matthew Jacoby, and Meagan, Katie, and Becky Stallings, all of Papillion, Nebraska. She is further survived by a brother Richard Dodge and his wife Frannie of Dracut, MA, two sisters; Blanche DeTura and her husband Leonard of Enfield, CT, and Dorothy Beaulieu of Pelham, NH, two sisters-in-law; Catherine and Anna Psiras both of Chelmsford, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Mrs. Psiras was predeceased by her brother Carroll Dodge and his wife Veronica, and her sisters Raven Dodge and Mabel Crafts Ayres. 

At her request, there will be no visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend her graveside service on Wednesday at 9:30 AM at Pine Ridge Cemetery, 130 Billerica Road, Chelmsford, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen St., 2nd Floor, Framingham, MA 01701.


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