April 26, 1940 - May 4, 2020
Mary “Sheila” (Enright) Melia 4/26/1940 - 5/4/2020 Bedford, NH Sheila Melia, daughter of the late Daniel and Katherine Enright, grew up in Methuen and Lawrence, MA. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School and Merrimack College. Sheila worked for the Salem School District as a school secretary for many years until her retirement in 1998. Sheila and her late husband, Joe, lived in Salem, NH for over 30 years before moving to their dream house on Lake Winnisquam in Meredith, NH. Sheila and Joe were married for 50 years. They enjoyed travel and trips of a lifetime including trekking in the Himalayas on Sheila’s 60th birthday. Sheila was an avid runner, walker, and hiker. She loved books, poetry, yoga and any activities that brought her mental, spiritual, and physical wellness. In addition to these passions, Sheila was a remarkable caregiver to her husband, daughters, grandchildren, extended family, and friends. She had great courage and strength but most importantly a beautiful and resilient spirit. Sheila was truly beloved by all who knew her. Sheila was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Melia, grandson, Timothy Stickney, and brother, Daniel Enright. She is survived by her daughters ~ Mary Ellen Spain and husband Peter of Bedford, NH, Julie Melia and partner Jeff Pappalardo of Scarborough, ME, Karen Crain and husband Steven of Londonderry, NH; grandchildren ~ Elizabeth and Patrick Spain, Morgan and Katie Stickney, Andrew and Rachel Crain; brother ~ Thomas Enright; best friend and “sister” ~ Marcella Wilson, and many other dear family and friends. Sheila’s family extends their heartfelt gratitude to Bedford Falls Assisted Living, Brookhaven Hospice, and Visiting Angels for their loving care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Multiple System Atrophy Coalition, Benchmark One Company Fund (www.onecompanyfund.com), or Brookhaven Hospice, Bedford, NH. A celebration of Sheila’s life will take place at a future date.
Mary “Sheila” (Enright) Melia 4/26/1940 - 5/4/2020 Bedford, NH Sheila Melia, daughter of the late Daniel and Katherine Enright, grew up in Methuen and Lawrence, MA. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School and Merrimack... View Obituary & Service Information
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Mary “Sheila” (Enright) Melia 4/26/1940 - 5/4/2020 Bedford, NH
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