Sally Thayer Osborn, 89

Jul 17, 2018

Sally Thayer Osborn, 89, a long-time resident of Marion, passed away peacefully on July 12, 2018 in Bourne, Massachusetts.

Born in Boston and raised in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Oman G. and Marion Thayer of Rehoboth. Born in Boston and raised in Rehoboth, she received a Masters degree from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. She had a long career in counseling, which included being a founding member of the Marion Center for Human Services.

Considered a second mother to many of the people she influenced, Sally was widely regarded in the community for her caring and personal approach. After retiring, she ran a bed & breakfast at her home gaining a reputation for providing exceptional meals and great hospitality. Many of her guests were introduced to her passion for birds, especially hummingbirds, with many feeders hanging off her porch. Guests were encouraged to partake in the completion of jigsaw puzzles that were always being worked on. She had a great sense of humor and the ability to tell a good story. Her formidable collection of shells from her days of shelling on Sanibel Island in Florida, decorated many of her rooms. However, her greatest accomplishment and source of pride were her five children, Susan, Kenneth, Christopher, Jeffrey and Timothy. As she once wrote, “The one great joy and best thing I ever did was having the five of my children!!! I am so proud of them all!!!”

Sally was predeceased by her daughter, Susan Osborn Capezzone, and survived by her sons and their spouses, Kenneth Osborn, Christopher Osborn and Maggie McCall, Jeffrey & Ellen Osborn, and Timothy Osborn, her three grandchildren and their spouses, Leif and Amy Ragnaldsen, Hayden and Jeremy Holt and Jarrett and Melissa Osborn, her four great-grandsons, Jack and Reed Holt, Andrew and Finn Osborn, her niece and nephew and their spouses, Wendi Hayes and Christopher Throop, and Robert and Karen Hayes.

The family wishes to thank all those who cared for Sally during the last part of her life. We will be forever grateful for the caring and love they gave to her.

A celebration of Sally’s life will take place at Lindsey’s Restaurant in Wareham at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Sally to the Alzheimer’s Association, National Processing Center, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC, 20090-6011 or go to: