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Sheila A. McHale
CUMBERLAND - Sheila A. McHale, 73, of Hilton Head Island, formerly of Cumberland, passed away unexpectedly while vacationing on the Cayman Islands on January 18, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Thomas McHale for 52 wonderful years. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Julius and Evelyn (Ferrari) Sartini.
A Rhode Island resident until she and her loving husband retired to Hilton Head Island, Sheila was involved in local politics for many years while residing in RI. She had a wonderful, fulfilling life raising three children, and will be remembered by friends and family as a strong woman with a quick wit. She was very active throughout her life, enjoying tennis, badminton, golfing at Sea Pines Country Club, traveling, and spending time with her extended family.
Besides her loving husband, she is survived by her children Alan of Hope Valley, RI; Kim Keck and her husband Phil of West Hartford, CT; and Melissa D'Andrea of Charlotte, NC. She was also the cherished grandmother of five grandchildren, Kathleen Foran-McHale, Allison Foran-McHale, Laura Keck, Thomas D'Andrea, and Elizabeth D'Andrea.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 4-7 PM at Manning-Heffern Funeral Home, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket. The service will be held Saturday, February 01, 2014 at 10 AM in the funeral home with a private burial to follow. A second service will be held Saturday, February 08, 2014 at 10 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church, 24 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head, SC 29928. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Memory-Matters.org, PO Box 22330, Hilton Head, SC 29925. For additional information and online condolences visit: manningheffern.com.
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