Sally Erwin Graves

February 16, 1938May 11, 2022
Obituary of Sally Erwin Graves
MARBLEHEAD & ROCKPORT - On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, Sally Erwin Graves, age 84, of Rockport, passed away peacefully. Sally was born in Gloucester, she was the daughter of the late Hermon and Shirley Erwin, and sister to the late James Erwin. Sally grew up in Rockport, where she enjoyed spending time on Front Beach and helping out her parents at The Peg Leg Inn, which was founded by the Erwin family in the 1940s. Sally graduated from Gloucester High School and attended Wheelock College. Sally was the beloved former wife of the late Weston O. Graves with whom she shared many happy years of marriage. She was the mother of Julie (David Coleman), Weston, and Sarah (John Mairo). She was the cherished grandmother of Joseph Graves, Samuel Kane (Tania), Lucas Mairo, Bailey Graves, Anna Kane, Emma Kane, Bradley Graves, Owen Mairo, Isabelle Graves, David Coleman, Delia Mairo, and Weston Graves III. Sally raised her family in Marblehead and Rockport. Her love of people and sincere, happy demeanor helped her to be a successful real estate broker for many years. In her free time, she enjoyed boating with her family and playing tennis with her friends. Above all else, Sally's pride and joy was always her children and twelve grandchildren. Unfortunately, as Sally approached her midlife, she was struck with a debilitating illness; spending her 50th birthday in the hospital with her family by her side. The lasting effects of her illness challenged Sally for the rest of her life. But she faced those challenges with incredible bravery, a wicked sense of humor, and a never-ending positive attitude. Throughout it all, Sally continued to find great joy and fulfillment in showering her twelve grandchildren with love. Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours which will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Eustis & Cornell of Marblehead, 142 Elm Street. Following visitation hours, a funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. at The Dr. Arland Dirlam Chapel within Waterside Cemetery, 294 W. Shore Drive, Marblehead. After the funeral service, interment will take place at Waterside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Brain Foundation Fond memories and expressions of sympathy for Sally Graves' family may be shared at

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