Age 92, died at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Wednesday, February 23. She was the wife of the late Ernest F. Salsman.
Born, raised and a lifelong resident of Saugus, Mrs. Salsman was the daughter of the late Charles and Mildred (Curtis) Tura. Mildred was a retired secretary for the Town of Saugus School Department where she worked for over 30 years. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, crossword puzzles, coloring and entertaining for family and friends.
Mrs. Salsman is survived by her son, Mark R. Salsman and his wife Valerie Casella of Wenham; her daughter, Amy L. Alther of Saugus; three grandchildren, Eric Salsman and his partner Sam, Adam Salsman and his wife Susan, and Zachary Salsman and his wife Cat; daughters-in-law, Regina Salsman of Malden and Lauren Salsman of Lynn; lifelong friend, Tom Sheehan; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Ernest F. Salsman, Jr.; son-in-law, Frederic Alther; and seven siblings, Charlotte Cahill, George Tura, Emma Pennachio, Alphonso “Pete” Tura, Leonard Tura, Charles Tura and Joseph Tura.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mildred’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org.