Cecilia M. Heller (nee Neiman), "Sallie", on January 19, 2022, of Berlin. Age 75.
Beloved wife of the late Jack Heller. Devoted mother to Maria Martin (James). Loving grandmother to Jocilyn and great grandmother to Ryder. Dear sister of Regina, William (Carol), and Charles (Lorraine). Niece of Sister Joan Mary Hill, S.N.D. Aunt Sallie leaves behind a number of nieces and nephews including: Jessica (Anton), Jaclyn (Matthew), Samantha (Jon), Debbie, Dyane (Michael), and Dina and great nieces and nephews: Ashley, Nicole, Angelina, Lila, Amir, Dorian, Holly, Veronica, Bella, and Eric. She also leaves behind an extended family that includes Matthew, Matthew, Brandon, and Sophia. Preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Magdaline Neiman and siblings Robert (Anna Marie) and Veronica (Jon).
Sallie was the warm center of the family and a nurturing matriarch who found her greatest joy in caring for those that she loved. She was a constant presence and showed up to everyone's events and activities, big or small, because if it was important to them, it was important to her, too. Sallie constantly showed her support by fully investing in her loved ones' interests be it with an engaging conversation or an overabundance of gifts. Her caring heart also extended its embrace beyond her immediate relatives; she was known to most as Aunt Sallie because of the way she made everyone feel so special. When not doting on all the babies in her life, Sallie could usually be found shopping, eating desserts, sipping on a frappe, watching British shows on PBS, collecting Hummel figurines, and avoiding all things related to the buggy outdoors.
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