Cynthia Sheehan

Cynthia Sheehan Obituary


Age - 89


October 7, 2023


Marco Island, FL

Marco Island, Florida - Cynthia Boyce Sheehan, 89, passed away Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023. The sweetest woman in the world, our mom, has passed away after living with Alzheimer's for over ten years. We will miss her so much but are relieved to know she is finally free of the disease and at peace with God. Dad never wavered in his dedication and admiration for his wife of 69 years. Their connection could not be broken. He was by her side, loving and caring for her every day at home until one year ago when they moved to assisted living. Mom stayed sweet and comfortable until she was called home, with Dad visiting her many times a day from his just down the hall. She laughed when we hugged her and made us laugh when her personality would shine through when she decided to talk. And we're wondering if her Italian ancestry we discovered in 2015 (she actually got to meet her biological half-brother!) was the reason she loved eating an Italian ice every night recently. As a newborn, Cynthia was adopted by Robert Esterly and Mary Louise Hallett Boyce. She grew up as C. J. in Laurel Farms, Chester, WV with her brother Robert "Bo" Boyce. Her father and his extended family were very well connected with the community there and in East Liverpool, OH and provided her with a very good childhood. Cynthia spent plenty of time at the pottery, the bank and the First United Methodist Church in East Liverpool, where she married Robert L. Sheehan in 1954. This was after meeting him on a manure spreader in upstate New York where he was living and where she would visit her cousins. He swept her away from Mount Union College after she attended for three and a half years. Who could blame her? This was Bobby Sheehan after all! She always referred to him simply as "Sheehan". She loved her family and friends and you all felt it. She was the one that always kept in touch (think about all the Christmas cards she wrote), kept us together and had parties of the year in NJ and FL. She had the time of her life on over fifty Delta Queen river cruises and had two homes filled with Harker Pottery and antiques. She went from sewing maternity and baby clothes to crocheting and knitting and many of you probably received a scarf or an afghan. . Survivors include her husband, "Sheehan", her daughter, Heather, her son and his wife, Mike and Barb, grandchildren Nick, Derek and Gavin, and her great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind her extended family, loving in-laws and lifelong friends. Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Bo, Mary Sue, Nancy, Grady Karen and others she loved so much. We were so lucky to have her this long. . . celebrate her life.

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