sara o'grady

March 5, 1937 ~ January 6, 2020

Born in: Rochetser, NY
Resided in: Rochester, NY

Sara A. “Sally” (McAvinney) O’Grady
Sara passed away peacefully after a long illness at the age of 82 on January 6, 2020. Born in Rochester on March 5, 1937 Sara was the second oldest child of the late James & Alice (Donoghue) McAvinney. Predeceased by her husband of 58 years, John W. O’Grady; infant son, James John; sister, Mary Lou Florack. Survived by her children, Kathleen (Michael) Snyder, Timothy O’Grady & Kevin (Dawn) O’Grady; grandchildren, James Snyder, Holly (Andrew) Proctor, Kirsten O’Grady, Michael (Lauren) O’Grady, Alicia O’Grady; sisters, Elaine Benedict and Marjorie Bengston; sister-in-law, Mary Agnes Corey; several nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Sara “Sally” as she was known to many, was an employee at Sibley’s before she raised three children in the town of Gates. A hard working homemaker, wife and mother. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, ceramics and traveling. We will miss her greatly.
Sara’s visitation will be held Friday, January 10th 2-4 PM where her funeral service will follow at 4:00 PM in the chapel of Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Rd. Interment, Holy Ghost Cemetery will be held Saturday, January 11th at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association or St. John’s Home in her memory. For more information and to sign her online guestbook, visit
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Visitation: January 10, 2020 2:00 pm - January 10, 2020 4:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Service: January 10, 2020 4:00 pm - January 10, 2020 4:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Burial: January 11, 2020 10:00 am - January 11, 2020 10:00 am

Holy Ghost Cemetery
250 Coldwater Road
Rochester, NY

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Sara A. "Sally" O'Grady 's name.

St. John's Home

150 Highland Avenue Rochester, NY 14620

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  1. Dear Kathy, Michael and family,
    What a beautiful picture! I’m so sorry for your loss and wish you peace and good memories as you go through this difficult time!

    Marcia and Pat Barrett

  2. Dear Kathy and Family,
    We were so blessed to have your Mom as a friend at St. John’s. We enjoyed many times and laughs together. We will miss her greatly.
    May all of your wonderful memories carry you through this difficult time. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Grace and Janet

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