2014-05-01 / Obituaries

Marion Tasker Sheehan

Marion Tasker Sheehan, 85, passed away on April 19, 2014, after a brief illness. She was living in Port St. Lucie, Fla., at the time of her passing. Marion was loved by many and touched the hearts of many more. She will be dearly missed by all.

Born on July 30, 1928, in Newport to Everett and Amy Card Tasker, she was very proud of being a direct descendent of William Ellery, Rhode Island signer of the Declaration of Independence. She graduated from Rogers High School in Newport.

Marion is predeceased by her loving husband William Samuel Sheehan Sr. and daughter Marcy Sheehan. She will be deeply missed by her surviving children, Elizabeth Lindquist and her partner Paul DiCenso from Hampton Bay, N.Y., Cynthia Smith and husband Raymond from Jamestown, Laurie Sheehan and her partner Michael Madieros from East Providence, William Samuel Sheehan Jr. and his wife Maria from Royal Palm Beach, Fla., Robert W. Sheehan and his wife Judith from Manchester, Conn., and Kerry L. Sheehan from Jamestown. Marion had 15 grandchildren and 17 greatgrandchildren.

Marion was employed at the Registry of Motor Vehicles in Newport, the Harborview Nursing Home in Jamestown, the Industrial

National Bank in Jamestown, NOAA in Saunderstown, and was an assistant teacher in the Jamestown school system until becoming the owner and seamstress of Sew What located in Jamestown. She also served a term as Jamestown auditor.

Marion was also recognized by the American Legion Post 22 for maintaining its veterans’ flags. She knitted many items for the Thanksgiving baskets and the Christmas Adopt-a-Family program.

Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the Jamestown Fire Department or the Jamestown Rocket ’hogs.

A memorial service will be held Friday, June 6, at 9 a.m. in the memorial garden at St. Matthew’s Church.

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