Sheila Miller (Murphy) 64 years , of Mansfield MA passed away peacefully on January 7 after a brief illness, surrounded by her family. She leaves her loving husband of 36 years, Drew Miller, her daughter Julie Miller - Erskine, son-in-law Robbie Erskine and grandson Oliver.
She is also survived by her sister Dr. Marlene Murphy-Setzko and brother-in-law Steve Setzko, her brother David Murphy and sister-in- law Gwen Murphy, as well as her niece Jessica Batten and her husband Aaron and nephews Sam Murphy, Jacob Setzko and Kevin Setzko.
Sheila worked as the Town Nurse for the Sharon, MA Department of Health for over 25 years. Prior to that she was Director of Nursing at the Doolittle Home in Foxborough, MA. and was an Assistant Nurse Manager at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT.
She will always be remembered for her high energy, positive spirit and her limitless generosity to others. She always put others first and brought happiness and comfort to everyone she met. She was an individual who had a truly positive impact on the world.
Always up for an adventure, she travelled to Central America, Australia and Europe several times, earning the nickname from her daughter of "Safari Sal". Sheila was a regular visitor to DisneyWorld in both Orlando and Paris and generously shared her love of the park with neighborhood children.
She was a world-class baker and avid knitter and always had her family waiting for the next delivery of her amazing cookies and new blankets.
There is no memorial service planned. The family requests that in remembrance of her life well lived that donations be made in her name to The Mansfield Animal Shelter or the Sharon, MA Fire Department.
Published in Sun Chronicle on Jan. 9, 2021.