Sarah Zadigan

Obituary of Sarah J. Zadigan

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Our beautiful mother and friend, Sarah "Sally" J.  Zadigan completed her long journey September 13, 2022 to be with God.  +*She was 95.  Sarah fought Alzheimer’s disease for 6 long years, but did so with grace, laughter and smiles.

Sally was born in January, 1927 at St Joseph's Maternity Hospital in South Troy. She was an only child and her parents were the late Lucetta  and Clarence Fort.


As a young girl Sally worked as a waitress in the Puritan Restaurant and later on she went to work as a waitress in the Hendrick Hudson Hotel both in Troy, NY.  Turns out, the rest of her life began at the Hendrick Hudson Hotel. This hotel is where she met her husband Phil. To hear Sarah tell the story, "he (Phil) shook my hand and my heart did a flip flop".  She fell in love instantly. Their love story continued for

35 years until Phil passed in 1982.


Sally owned and operated her business, Sally's Bargain Outlet for 30 years in North Troy (Lansingburgh). She would often say what she loved most about her business was meeting and chatting with all the people who would come to her store. Anyone who lived in Lansingburgh from 1964-1994 knew Sally not Sarah.  In fact, everyone including the young kids called her Sally.


Sally's Bargain outlet sponsored a bowling league for over 20 years, where both Sally and  Phil and many friends bowled and participated in state tournaments.  Sally was an active member of the Lansingburgh First and Second Avenue Business

Association for 30 years, where she was Membership chairwoman and Treasurer.  She was also a member of the Lansingburgh Historical Society. In addition, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lansingburgh for over 50 years.


After Sally retired she was still very active.  She was a member of the Italian Community Center in Troy, NY. She was also a member of the Halfmoon Senior Citizens for many more years.


Later on in life, she was introduced to a place she grew to love - Wiawaka in Lake George, NY.  During that time, she was an active board member for 10 years. She absolutely adored Wiawaka and it's great surroundings and made many friends during her stays.


Our mother lived a full, long, and happy life. She lived her whole life smiling and laughing.  In other words, she enjoyed her life and lived

it well. She was loving, kind and of course gregarious. She had a contagious smile, laugh and a great sense of humor and all who knew her loved that about her.   She will be greatly missed by those who loved her.


Sally was pre-deceased by her husband Philip Zadigan, her son-in-law Scott Bader, and her grand dog


Sally is survived by 3 daughters; Phyllis Burger, Catherine (Lawrence) Knauer, and Cindy Bader.  She is also survived by 3 grand children; Sarah Burger, Victoria Burger and Philip Knauer.


Any and all cards can be sent in care of the Funeral home.


In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Cornerstone Community Church of Lansingburgh, Alzheimer's Association of North Eastern NY, and Community Hospice.


At Sally's request there will be no calling hours and a private funeral will be held.


The family would like to thank the staff of Saratoga Center, Capstone Nursing Home, and Community Hospice for the care they gave to Sally. 


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1927 - 2022

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