Sheila M. Fennessey
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Sheila M. Fennessey
Sheila M. Fennessey
FT LAUDERDALE FL-Sheila M. Fennessey, 73, formerly of West Dover, died November 24, at her home. Mrs. Fennessey was born in Boston on April 21, 1944, the daughter of Jerome and Mary M. (Howlett) Coughlin. Mrs. Fennessey graduated from Quincy, MA, High School, class of 1961, and from the Chandler School for Women in 1963. Mrs. Fennessey worked as a secretary in administration at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Marriott Corporation Family Restaurants, and retired from Watson-Wyatt.

Mrs. Fennessey loved to travel and was an avid boater. She enjoyed knitting, was an avid gardener, loved the big band sounds, swing and the music of the Beatles and Willie Nelson. She enjoyed watching “The Big Bang Theory” and “Blue Bloods” on television. She also loved the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox.

Mrs. Fennessey is survived by her children, Paul Fennessey, of Newport, RI, Kevin Mahoney, of West Roxbury, MA, Lori Fennessey, of Avon, CO, Kelli Fennessey, of Jackson, WY, and Nancy Waldron and her husband Tim, of Orleans, MA; her brother Denis Coughlin, of Princeton, MA; grandchildren Michael, Kali, Shannon, and Joey; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul Fennessey, whom she married August 10, 1985 in Newport, RI. Mr. Fennessey died June 4, 2017. She was also preceded in death by her son Christopher Mahoney, brother Brian Coughlin, and sister Maureen Costigan.

A Mass of Christian death and burial for Mrs. Fennessey will be celebrated Friday December 8, at 1:30 pm, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Wilmington, VT. Interment will follow in the family lot in Riverview Cemetery. There are no visiting hours.

Gifts in Mrs. Fennessey’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Covey, Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363.

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