Sally Kilbourn Fore

December 15, 1947 - March 5, 2017
Sally Kilbourn Fore

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Sally Mason Kilbourn Fore died peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on March 5, 2017 in Wilmington, NC.

Sally was born in Groton, Massachusetts on December 15, 1947, and was raised in Delray Beach, Florida.

She is survived by her fiancé Kenneth Gallant; her daughter Laura Martin Drew (Burke); and her grandson Rowan Drew. She is also survived by Kenneth’s family, Kenneth Gallant Jr. (Heidi), and their daughter (granddaughter) Danielle, along with grandchildren Kelly Manz (Kyle), their daughter (great-granddaughter) Kasey, as well as Kyle Grady and Tyler Konan (Ann-Marie). She is predeceased by her parents, Mary Elizabeth Benedict Kilbourn and George Rogers Kilbourn.
Sally raised her daughter in Georgetown, SC. There, she worked for the City of Georgetown Water Department, volunteered for both the Boy Scouts of America and the Georgetown Police Auxiliary. Sally’s outgoing personality was perfect for her work in Theater, including productions for the Swamp Fox Players Theater Group and Georgetown Chamber of Commerce’s annual Ghostbusting Tour. While in Georgetown, she earned her degree in Business Administration. It was later, after her daughter married, that Sally moved to Massachusetts where she met Kenneth.

Sally was a go-go dancer in the sixties, so it should be no surprise that she was the life of the party. Her fun, gregarious spirit will be missed by her friends and family.

Her visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Village Road Chapel. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 12 noon in the Village Road Chapel. There will be a graveside service Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Groton Cemetery, 242 Hollis Street in Groton, Massachusetts.

The family would like to express their deep gratitude to the staff of the Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

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In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403.

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, Village Road Chapel, 525 Village Road, Leland, NC 28451


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  • March 08, 2017
    Jill Edwards says:
    Laura, So sorry about Sally. She was a great person that always made us laugh when I was over at the house. She will be greatly missed, but she is in a better place with friends and family.

  • March 08, 2017
    Carole Hoffman says:
    Laura, I never knew your mother but I do know you. In knowing you I have to believe that bringing you into this world most have been her greatest contribution on this earth. If your mother was half the person you are then she was truly amazing and the world has lost a wonderful soul. Our spirit lives on forever and I know she will live on in your heart forever. Much, much love to you, dear friend.

  • March 08, 2017
    Harvey&Karen A Yates says:
    Dear Laura...Karen and I are deeply saddened by the loss of your mom. You are all in our prayers.

  • March 08, 2017
    Shelly Ryder says:
    I'm so sorry for your loss Laura. She fought a courageous battle and she was so lucky to have you by her side.

  • March 12, 2017
    Cherian says:
    Laura, May God strengthen your loss with your mom's good memories for years to come.