CHESTER, NH - Sheila E. McCartney, 88, of Chester, N.H., died on Friday, February 9, 2018, at Catholic Medical Center Manchester, N.H.
Born and raised in Lowell, Mass., Sheila was the daughter of Daniel J. and Esther C. (Ganley) Wrenn. Sheila married and moved to Lawrence, Mass., where she and her husband John raised their 11 children. Sheila worked at the Warner Theatre, then Treat Hardware for 25 years before retiring. Sheila was an avid reader, making weekly trips to the library to withdraw three to four books at a time. Another favorite pastime was reading the newspaper; she would often share her opinion on current matters in the Sound Off column! Sheila was a devoted Catholic, attending Holy Rosary Church (now Corpus Christi), and raised her children in the Catholic faith. Sheila also attended faith-based teachings offered by her church. Sheila most enjoyed vacationing with her children and grandchildren, and was able to visit many places across the United States. Disneyworld was a favorite destination where even as a senior citizen, she still loved the thrill of a roller coaster!
Sheila was predeceased by her parents; her brother, Gerald Wrenn; her two sisters, Anna Linehan, and Mary Adie; her husband, John; and sons, Daniel, and Michael.
Sheila leaves behind her sons, John, (Jack), and his wife, Linda, Richard, and his wife, Joanne, David, Paul and his wife, Rhoda, Edward, and his wife, Judy, Steven, and his wife, Diana; and daughters, Kathleen, and her husband, Robert Camasso, Mary, Maureen, and her husband, Tony Mason; her sister-in-law, Rita Wrenn, 19 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Sheila's was truly a life well lived and she was grateful to God for a full, blessed life. She was adored by her children, and she will be sorely missed by all.
Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Dewhirst & Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Holy Rosary Church, 35 Essex Street, Lawrence, MA 01840.
Entombment will follow in St. Mary Immaculate Conception Mausoleum in Lawrence.
In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
Published on February 13, 2018