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Marie J. Charbonneau Sheehan

Marie J. Charbonneau Sheehan
  • August 12, 1935 - October 27, 2016
  • Marlborough, Massachusetts
  • American Breast Cancer Foundation
    10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 480
    Columbia, MD 21044

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“Kevin,I'm so sorry on the loss of your mom. She was truly a gem of a person. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Beth Christensen - Pittsburgh, PA

“So sorry for your loss. I worked with Marie at the Wayside Inn. Such wonderful memories of a wonderful, caring, loving person. She will be missed...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Anita Veinotte - Marlborough, MA

“Marie and I became friends through APICS and its trips. She and I also met every Spring in D.C. for 7 years. What a wonderful friend. She treasured...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Lee Eldridge - New Albany, IN

“Thinking of you at this difficult time. Your mom was such a nice lady. I am happy to have known her. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Bonnie Logan - Marlborough, MA

“Marie was my friend, co-worker, and travel companion. She brought a wonderful group of her friends together who shared many memorable trips. We...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Dorothy Magliozzi - Marlborough, MA

“Kevin and family, so sorry for your loss. Loved working with your mom at the Inn. She was always so upbeat. Very sad to hear the news. Thoughts and...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Roberta Fitzgerald - Pinehurst, NC

“Dear Kevin,My deepest sympathies to you and the entire family. How fortunate she was to have such a caring son and daughter-in law that made it...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Sandy Hillegass Cooney - NH

“Kevin and family,So sorry to hear of Marie's passing, may she rest in peace. She was a wonderful lady that we truly adored.Love, Don & Betty Wilson ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Don & Betty Wilson - Indialantic, FL


Marie J. (Charbonneau) Sheehan, 81, of Marlborough, MA, died Thursday, October 27, 2016 at her home. Born and raised in Waltham, MA, she was the daughter of the late Arthur N. and Bridget (Martyn) Charbonneau and the wife of the late Paul Sheehan. She was a graduate of Waltham High School, Class of 1953.
She began working at Longfellow's Wayside Inn as a waitress in 1960. Throughout the next 50 years she served the Inn in the Human Resources Department and in her later years in the gift shop, where she was well known by many. She was a kind, lovely lady who was generous to all. She loved to shop and was always dressed impeccably. She looked forward to her neighborhood's "Birthday" dinner celebrations, usually once a month, and was known for her Christmas Button Cookies. She felt fortunate to have been able to travel to Europe, visiting many countries including Ireland, where she had the opportunity to visit with her Irish cousins. She had been a member of St. Matthias Parish for many years and was a former religious education teacher.
She is survived by her son, Kevin Sheehan and his wife Crislyn of Marlborough, whose care and devotion made it possible for Marie to remain in her home during her illness. She is also survived by her sister, Eileen Pickett of Pompano Beach, FL, and her grandchildren, whom she adored, Jordan Sheehan and Sarah and Joshua Cotton. She was also the mother of the late Karen Cotton, who died in 2008.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, October 30 from 2-4 pm at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, October 31 at 10:00 am at St. Matthias Church, 409 Hemenway St., Marlborough, MA.
Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery Wilson St., Marlborough.
Flowers may be sent or donations made to the American Breast Cancer Foundation, 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 480, Columbia , MD 21044