Waltham - Ms. Sheila A. Clancy, of Waltham, died at Belmont Manor on Monday, January 11, 2021 following a period of declining health.
Sheila was born in Newton, a daughter of the late John and Flora (Leger) Clancy. A lifelong Waltham resident she was a graduate of Saint Mary's High School. She later earned her Associate's Degree from Massachusetts Bay Community College. Sheila worked in various inside sales positions for local manufacturing companies including Gerber Sales and Biltrite Corporation.
Her successful career in sales allowed her to experience many joys in life. There was nothing like a summer night at Fenway rooting on the Red Sox, a day at the museum, especially the Museum of Fine Art, or curling up with a great book; she was an avid reader. A traveler too, she loved the adventure of Europe and the warm sun on the beaches of Mexico. When at home in Waltham she would be found tending to her beautiful garden, and of course caring for her beloved pets.
She leaves her sister, Maureen J. Clancy of Waltham.
Funeral services will be private.
Those who would like to view Sheila's services may do so via this link at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 15th : https://my.gather.app/remember/sheila-clancy
Memorials in her name may be made to MSCPA, 350 S. Huntington Avenue, Jamaica Plain
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 – a note from the funeral home pursuant to Governor Baker's recent order:
During times of uncertainty and crisis one might wonder what to do at the loss of a loved one or how to show support to a friend given the limitations that the pandemic continues to present.
Telephone your friend to offer words of love, support and a verbal hug, drop something delicious by the house, leave a condolence on the funeral home website, make a donation to their favored charity, send a card or flowers or have a Mass said, remain in touch, and above all else . . . say prayers for the deceased and their family and the world during this difficult and unprecedented time.
These simple gifts of sympathy and charity are more valuable than you will ever know.
When public wakes are held capacity limits mean that your visit to the venue where they are held should be brief to allow other guests time to say hello to the family. Only members of the immediate family remain present throughout.
It goes without saying that people who have lost someone are especially sensitive and understanding to the concerns that some of their own family members and friends may have about visiting any public places right now. If this does not feel like the right time for you to venture out please don't.
Space limitations also mean that funeral services inside the funeral home and in many places of worship will also be private. Most services, at the family's request, will also be livestreamed and recorded for future viewing. The link to access the channel is found at the bottom of the obituary notice online.
Cemetery services are included in the current outdoor gathering limit of twenty-five people.
During any events, public or private, common sense precautions prevail. That includes masks covering your nose and mouth, staying with your household group throughout the services and keeping a sensible distance. Thank you . . . again . . . for your patience and understanding.