Sally Singh (1938-2018)

Sally Singh

Sally H. Singh, 80, of Cold Spring, died Nov. 12, 2018, at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in Cortlandt Manor.

Born June 13, 1938, in Lawrence, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of John and Rose (Scanlon) Hey.

Sally graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1960 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and went on to earn a doctorate in economics from Johns Hopkins University in 1970. Early in her career, Sally taught at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, worked for the Federal Reserve Bank in Washington, D.C., and also taught in Boston, where she met Kul Paul Singh and was married in 1972. He died in 1995.

After moving to Cold Spring, Sally continued to follow her passion for teaching and was a professor at Vassar College, Marist College and, most recently, SUNY New Paltz until her retirement in 2010.

Sally was a communicant of Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring where she sang in the church choir for 20 years. She was also a dedicated member of the North Highlands Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary and the Highland Garden Club. Sally loved to read, travel and do crossword puzzles. She spent every day trying to learn something new.

Sally is survived by her children: Harry Singh of Brooklyn and Monica Singh of Cold Spring; her brother, John Hey (Marie); her nieces, Susanne Brown, Diane Grubb and Juley Moss (John); and her in-laws, Jas and Devinder Singh and Brij and Meena Singh.

Friends may call on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Clinton Funeral Home, 21 Parrott St., Cold Spring. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring, with interment to follow at Cold Spring Cemetery.