Spencer, MA – Sheila Lynn (Anderson) Sheffer, a long time resident of Spencer, MA, died June 24, 2020, at the age of 65, surrounded by her loving family. She fought a valiant battle with cancer.
Sheila was born in 1954 to the late John and Wilma Anderson of Berlin, NY. There she grew up in a bubbling household with her siblings Rusty, the late Billy, Susan, Nancy, Karen, Patty and Michael. There was always work to do and mischief to make.
Sheila spent much of her adult life in Spencer, MA raising her children Robert Sheffer and the late Christine Karnes with her life partner, Thomas McHugh, Sr. Sheila was a waitress and bartender in many establishments in or near Spencer. Her warmth and gift of listening allowed her to make many friends along the way. Sheila enjoyed a good laugh and great times!
Sheila is survived by her son, Robert Sheffer and his family of Las Vegas, Nevada, granddaughters Kara Cadrin and Jennifer Karnes and their families, and Thomas McHugh Sr. and family of Spencer, MA., along with her siblings, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and “grands.”
Our beloved “SheShe,” “Gigi,” “Gram” will be remembered most for her kindness and immense strength. She may have been small in stature, but mighty in character.
Sheila’s family would like to thank Dr. Siedler at the Harrington Cancer Center and Overlook Hospice Services for their loving care.
Graveside services were held at the Berlin Community Cemetery on June 30.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Wilma Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund ℅ Berlin Fire Department, PO Box 269 Berlin, NY 12022 or to the Spencer Fish and Game Club 155 Mechanic St., Spencer, MA 01562.
Visit www.parkerbrosmemorial.com to share a memory of Sheila and to leave a word of encouragement for her family.