Sabina Sheila Reilly, known as Sheila to all, a resident of Woodside, passed away peacefully on June 10, 2021 at the age of 79.
Sheila was the daughter of the late John and Bridget Reilly. She is survived by her siblings, Christy Reilly (Ber), Bridie Murphy (Kevin), Paddy Reilly (Mary), Tommy Reilly (Sheila), Kathleen O’Connor (Gerry), Ann Farrell (Sean), Mary Halpin (Vincent), Terry Reilly (Mary) & Sally McGrath (John), as well as 38 nieces and nephews all of whom she loved dearly. She was predeceased by her brother, John Joe Reilly and sister-in-law, Bertha Reilly.
Sheila immigrated to America from Surgeview, Blacksod, Co. Mayo, Ireland in 1958 and initially settled in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Thereafter, she moved to New York. She worked at Stouffers, the Rainbow Room, O’Lunneys, TWA and Donovan’s, where she was truly loved by everyone. Anyone that knew Sheila was touched by her kindness and generosity.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Sheila’s memory can be made to St. Patrick’s Home, 66 Van Cortlandt Park South, Bronx, NY 10463.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, June 14th at 10:15 AM at St. John the Baptist Church, Yonkers with interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne. The family will be present on Sunday, June 13th from 3-7 PM at Ruggiero & Sons, Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Services - 732 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704 - (914) 375-1400 - www.frswfh.com
Our facility at 732 Yonkers Avenue is independently owned & operated by Richard & Michael Ruggiero. This location is staffed by Michael, Eileen, Michelle & Andrew Ruggiero and Jessica Martins. At this time, this is the only facility owned and operated by the Ruggiero family