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Shirley M. (Kennedy) Sheehan

September 7, 1949 ~ October 9, 2018 (age 69)
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A Funeral Mass for Shirley M. (Kennedy) Sheehan will be celebrated on Monday October 15th, 2018 in the Church of St. Patrick, Watertown at 9 AM.


Mrs. Sheehan, a daughter of the late John H. and Effie S. (MacKinnon) Kennedy passed away on Tuesday morning surrounded by her family after a long illness. She was 69.



Family was Shirley’s greatest love. She enjoyed bingo with her sisters, family card games, and casino trips to try her luck at the slot machines. Shirley spent 49 years with her husband, best friend, and partner in crime, drinking coffee, working on house projects of all sizes, and spending endless hours on soccer fields and at hockey rinks across the country to watch Susan and Michelle.  Shirley was an avid Boston sports fan and loved watching both the Bruins and Red Sox.  She often reminded everyone that she needed to be home in time to watch the game.  Whether she was watching Liam and Mackenzie swim in the pool and barrel down the waterslides or, more recently, keeping a close eye on Brendan as he started to laugh, smile, and find his toes; she absolutely loved spending time with her grandchildren.


She was famous for encouraging anyone who was making a difficult decision, she would tell you, “no guts, not glory.”  We will always remember Shirley’s contagious smile, warm heart, and unwavering strength.  


Shirley is the beloved wife of Robert J. Sheehan. Loving mother of Susan Tierney & her husband Scott of Belmont and Michelle Henry & her husband Christopher of Waltham. Dear sister of Lana Landry & her late husband Walter of Waltham, Leona MacInnis & her late husband Donald of Waltham, Margaret Murphy & her late husband Hugh of Watertown, Isabelle Duddy & her husband John of Belmont, Joanne Sullivan & William Dee of Lynnfield, Sarah Roux & her husband Dennis of Stoughton, Al Kennedy & his wife Flo of Amesbury, Jack Kennedy & his wife Christine of Amesbury, Don Kennedy & his wife Rena of Dedham, the late Patricia Chisholm & her husband Ben of Stoughton, and the late Joan Tardif & her late husband Phil of Waltham. Loving grandmother of Liam & Mackenzie Tierney and Brendan Henry. Also survived by many nieces & nephews. 



A Funeral Mass in the Church of St. Patrick, 212 Main St., Watertown will be celebrated on Monday, October 15th at 9:00 AM. Relatives and friends kindly invited.


Interment Ridgelawn Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorials in Shirley’s name may be made to the The Inverness Food Bank, c/o Mary MacNeil, Railway St., Inverness, CB, NS, Canada BOE1NO.







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