Margaret H. Alter

August 5, 1937September 8, 2012

Margaret “ Sally” Alter, died peacefully September 8, 2012 at the age of 75 in Scardsdale, NY. Sally was born on August 5, 1937 to Charles and Margaret Healey in Springfield, Massachusetts. She graduated from Springfield Technical High School and the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA. Beloved wife of 52 years to Francis Alter, dear mother of Thomas Alter, Mark Alter, Peggy Alter, Marialice (Alter) Chipman, Michael Alter, Eileen Alter and Judy (Alter) Flynn. Loving grandmother of Michael Alter, Catie, Jake, Matt and Ben Chipman; Mason and Dylan Alter, Kelvy and Jackson Alter. Sister of Charles M. Healey III, Joseph Healey and the late Timothy Healey. Also surviving are her dear sister-in-laws Sister Mary and Sister Alice Alter. Sally was an active parishioner of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and School in Scarsdale, NY for over 50 years as well as a member of the Scarsdale Woman’s Club. She and her family are long time members of Wykagyl Country Club in New Rochelle, NY. Calling hours will be at Edwin L. Bennett Funeral Homes in Scarsdale, NY Tuesday, September 11th from 7-9pm and Wednesday, September 12th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Scarsdale, NY, Thursday, September 13th at 10am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Scarsdale Women’s Club, 37 Drake Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583 (914) 723-0024.


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 11, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, September 12, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, September 12, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 13, 2012

Margaret H. Alter

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September 13, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family Eileen, during this difficult time May the wonderful memories of your mother, Sally, comfort you you all. Sincerely, Charlie and Chris Gulotta

Ann Miller

September 13, 2012

My prayers and thoughts are with you. May the wonderful memories of Sally give you much comfort.

Gail Keane

September 13, 2012

Dear Frank and Family: I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Sally...she was such a lovely lady! So full of grace and kindness...please know she is in my prayers as are all of you as you go through this difficult time. Much love and prayers, Gail Keane

September 12, 2012

With deepest sympathy. May God comfort you and bring you peace during this difficult time in the loss of your love one. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Meg & Fred Briggs

ted siebert

September 12, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with the Alter family with the passing of my friend Sally.
Ted Siebert

Kevin Hoyt

September 12, 2012

My deepest condolences to the entire Alter family. I spoke with both my dad and my mom this evening and we recalled many fond memories of our families' time together. Aunt Sally was a very special person. My prayers are with each of you.

Cristina Cheyne

September 11, 2012

Much love to all of you from Peggy's Virginia family. You are in our hearts during this difficult time. Cristina, Tom, Cate and Peter.

Maureen Smaldone

September 11, 2012

Our thoughts aNd prayers are with the Alter Family . Sally was a Beautiful person who raised a wonderful family ! Frank our deepest Sympathy to you!

Maureen & Al Smaldone

Fox Family

September 11, 2012

We loved Sally Alter. She was always kind, always had a smile, and will be surely missed by all who knew her.

Anthony and Christopher

September 10, 2012

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May you be surrounded by the love of family and friends.