Catherine B. Sheridan

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DERRY - Catherine B. (Chartier) Sheridan, 99, of Derry, died peacefully July 24, 2014, at Pleasant Valley Nursing Center of Derry, where she had been a resident for the past five years.Born Feb. 4, 1915, she was raised by her parents, Horace and Bessie (Devaney) Chartier, in Nashua. She graduated from Nashua High School in 1933 and attended her 60th class reunion in 1993.After graduation, she worked at Nashua Manufacturing Co. as a laboratory technician inspecting cloth. While working there, she received some notoriety when a photo of her inspecting cloth appeared in National Geographic.She married her husband, Philip Wayne Sheridan Sr., on Aug. 31, 1939, in Barnet, Vt. They were married for 47 years until Phil's death in December 1986. For a short time, they lived in Hasbrook Heights, N.J., during the war where Phil was employed as a government inspector for the war effort. Soon after, they returned to New Hampshire, living in Nashua and Derry.As soon as their son, Philip W. Sheridan Jr., reached his teens, Catherine returned to work as a telephone operator in Derry for a short time. She was a communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Derry and a member of the Ransford Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, for more than 50 years.In 1970, the Sheridans moved to Hampstead. In retirement, they enjoyed gardening, camping, caring for pets and animals and especially golfing. They were past members of Charmingfare Golf Links in Candia. Always being active, Catherine went bowling and played golf well into her 80s. Catherine's activities slowed as she approached her 90s. She was most devastated by the death of her only grandson, Michael Sheridan, in 2008. Soon after, she became a resident of Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, where she was able to receive the care she needed to live the rest of her days in comfort.Catherine is survived by her only son, Philip Wayne Sheridan Jr. and his wife, Judith Marie (Pouliot) Sheridan, of Sandown.


services: After cremation, a graveside service will be celebrated, Tuesday, July 29, at noon in Forest Hill Cemetery, Hampstead Road, East Derry. The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium of Derry is assisting the family with arrangements. To send a condolence or for information, go to

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Published in Union Leader on July 27, 2014