Barbara Theresa Sheehan

April 20, 1925 - January 27, 2012 

Barbara Theresa Sheehan

April 20, 1925 - January 27, 2012 

Obituary for Barbara Theresa Sheehan

A Funeral Mass for Barbara Theresa (Costello) Sheehan, 86, will be celebrated on Thursday, February 2, 2012, in the Church of Saint Jude, Waltham. Mrs. Sheehan died on Friday evening, January 27, 2012, in Saint Elizabeth‚??s Medical Center, Boston, after a sudden illness.
Mrs. Sheehan, the daughter of the late Daniel P. and Ellen F. (Owens) Costello, was born in Watertown. She was a lifelong resident of the town and was a graduate of Saint Patrick High School. Mrs. Sheehan furthered her education at the Newton-Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing, graduated in 1946, and became a Registered Nurse. She worked at the Veterans Administration and Newton-Wellesley Hospitals for many years before moving to Boston College Health Services where she worked until she retired in 1990.
For many years she was a parishioner at Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus Parish in Watertown. During those years she was a member of the St. Catherine of Siena Sodality and the Couples Club. Later she became a member of Saint Jude Parish (Waltham/Watertown) where she served as a Eucharistic Minister, helped in the preparation of meals for the Bristol Lodge in Waltham, served on the altar guild preparing the linens for Mass and volunteered in many other church activities. She also was a founding member of ‚??The Bead Ladies‚?Ě who made and distributed Rosary Beads.
Mrs. Sheehan was a longtime volunteer at the Watertown Food Pantry. She was also a member and Past President of the Watertown Women‚??s Club, a member of the Book Club, Saint Patrick Alumni Association, and the Pen-Pal program at the James Russell Lowell Elementary School in Watertown.
She was the beloved wife of the late John J. Sheehan, Auditor for the Town of Watertown, who died in March of 1984; devoted mother of John J. Sheehan, Jr. and his wife Karen of Sutton, Michael P. Sheehan and his wife Michele of Mountain View, HI, David Sheehan and his wife Barbara of Watertown, Theresa M. Barba and her husband Richard of Watertown and Richard D. Sheehan of Mesa, AZ.; dear sister of the late Philip D. Costello and F. Donald Costello; loving grandmother of John, Joseph, Anna, Daniel, Monica, Meredith, David, Kayla, Emily, Maryellen and Timothy; and loving great-grandmother of Jonas, Ronan, Allie and Heidi. Barbara was devoted to her family. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
The Funeral will be from the MacDonald, Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home, at 270 Main St., on Rte. 20, Watertown, on Thursday at 9:30 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM in the Church of St. Jude, 147 Main St., Waltham. Interment will be in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Watertown. Calling hours will be on Wednesday, February 1st from 4-8 PM in the Funeral Home. Relatives and friends kindly invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Watertown Food Pantry, 31 Marshall St., Watertown.

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