PORTLAND – Sallie Dunn Chisholm, 57, of Norway, died peacefully on Monday, Feb. 16, in Portland.

She was born in Brunswick, on Oct. 12, 1951, to George and Charlene (Perham) Dunn. She graduated from Edward Little High School in 1969 and from Westbrook College in 1971. She continued her education at the University of New England from 1996 to 1998, taking organizational leadership courses.

She was a board certified hearing instrument specialist with Beltone from 1983. Her career included her passion for working with the hearing impaired. She served on the board of Hearing Aid Fitters and Dealers from 1990 to 2008. She continued to serve as a board member at the state of Maine Speech Pathology, Audiology and Hearing Aid Fitters and Dealers from 2008.

She was a member of the International Hearing Instrument Society. She is remembered by her many clients and colleagues as a warm and caring person. Sallie was also famous for her memorable laugh, always filled with life.

She worked many volunteer hours as a Sunday school teacher and Christian education coordinator at the Black Point Congregational Church of Scarborough and the Second Congregational Church of Norway.

She worked on the Comprehensive Planning Committee of Norway from 1989 to 1990. She was on the United Way Allocations Committee of Oxford Hills. She was on the steering committee for the community lunch program helping with fundraising.

She is survived by her former husband, David B. Chisholm of Portland; her three children, Karen E. Chisholm and her fiancé, Mayur R. Kirtani, of Portland and Matthew D. Chisholm and Elaine F. Chisholm, both of Norway; her brother, Steven L. Dunn of Camden; her parents, George and Charlene Dunn of Auburn; and 16 nieces and nephews.

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