Jerilyn Saykaly, 75, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston surrounded by her loving family. She is the beloved wife of Nicholas Saykaly with whom she shared 51 years of marriage.
Jerilyn was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on June 1, 1947 and was the daughter of the late Robert Forrest and Geraldine Horrocks (Browning) Wheeler. She received her education in the Nashua School System.
For many years she was employed in retail sales for Kohls and Babies R’ Us until her retirement.
In her free time, she enjoyed spending time at the beach and swimming. Jerilyn was an avid Disney fan and truly cherished time spent traveling to Disney World and cruising with Disney. She loved to play Bingo at Eagle’s Wings in Nashua. Above all, her most cherished time was spent with her family especially time with her grandson. She will be deeply missed.
In addition to her husband, Nicholas, she is survived by her daughter, Robyn Lee and her husband Timothy of Francestown, NH; her grandson, Nicholas Lee; her two siblings, Robert Wheeler and his wife Cathleen of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, and Greg Wheeler and his wife Becky of Litchfield, NH; as well as several nieces and nephews.
At the request of Jerilyn’s family, a celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jerilyn’s name to the American Heart Association, by visiting https://www.heart.org/en/get-involved/ways-to-give?form=FUNELYZXFBW
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Rochette Funeral Home and Cremation Services.