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Margaret G. Sheldon

Margaret G. Sheldon
  • February 14, 1929 - January 6, 2013
  • West Suffield, Connecticut

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Margaret G. Sheldon, 83, of West Suffield, beloved wife of Robert A. Sheldon, died unexpectedly on Sunday, January 6, 2013. She was born on February 14, 1929, in Rocky Hill, CT, daughter to the late Leonard and Elizabeth (Thompson) Griswold. She grew up in Rocky Hill and was a graduate of Wethersfield High School. She went on to graduate from the University of Connecticut, and obtained her fifth year teaching certificate from St. Joseph College. In 1951 she was married to Robert A. Sheldon and together they settled in West Suffield, where they raised a family. She helped to run and operate the Sheldon family farm and store. An active member of the West Suffield Congregational Church for over 60 years, Margaret was a Deacon Emeritus, Sunday school Teacher, co - P.F. Advisor for many years, and organizer of the former young mother's club. She was a member of the West Suffield Grange #199 and helped lead the campaign to save the West Suffield Post Office. In their retirement, Margaret and Bob enjoyed spending the winter months at Sleepy Hollow in Zephyrhills, FL. A kind, caring and devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, she will be greatly missed by all. Along with her husband of over 61 years, Bob, she leaves her children, Tom Sheldon and his wife Jane of W. Suffield, Brad Sheldon and his wife Kathy of Boxford, MA, and Carol Kelleher and her husband Brian of Granby; her sisters, Ruth Peters of MN, Leona Dunham and her husband Rev. Arthur Dunham of Manchester, and Mary VanScoyk and her husband Rob of UT; seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her son, Donald Sheldon and siblings, Howard, Ray, and Helen Griswold. Her family will receive friends on Friday, January 11, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home, 443 East St. (Rt. 159) Suffield. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013, 11 a.m., at the West Suffield Congregational Church, 1408 Mountain Rd., West Suffield. Committal will take place in the spring in the West Suffield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to: West Suffield Congregational Church P.O. Box 26, West Suffield, CT 06093 and or Suffield Ambulance Association P.O. Box 642 Suffield, CT 06078.

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