Sheila M. (Sanderson) Ireland

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Sheila M. (Sanderson) Ireland, 82, loving wife of George R. Ireland for 10 days shy of 60 years, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.

She was born in Hull, Yorkshire, England on June 4, 1936, daughter of the late Gordon and Monica (Adamson) Sanderson. She emigrated to the United States in 1959. Sheila was an accomplished painter in oils and acrylics, and eventually watercolors. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting, and spending time in her beautiful garden with its koi pond. Sheila was a longtime member of Blimey Limeys and the Transatlantic Bride and Parents Association.

In addition to her husband, George, Sheila is survived by her children, Diana Loller and her husband, Robert, Yvonne Lovely and her husband, Keith, Julie Einsiedel and her husband, David, and George R. Ireland and his wife, Heather; her grandchildren, Jeremy Freeman, Patrick Loller, Dustin Robbins, Monica Loller, Tyler Brauer Anton, Hannah Einsiedel, Daniel Einsiedel, David Einsiedel Jr.,Gordon Ireland, and Lily Ireland; and her sister, Kathleen Gunnell.

Her family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, Dec. 7, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Somers Funeral Home, 354 Main St., Somers. A funeral service will follow at the funeral home.

Burial will be held on Monday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. at the Massachusetts Veteran's Cemetery in Agawam, Massachusetts.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Dec. 5 to Dec. 10, 2018