Sheila F. Mitchell

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 1:15pm

Sheila Faye (McCabe) Mitchell died peacefully at the Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen, New Hampshire on June 22, 2020 at the age of 83.

Sheila was born on May 14, 1937 in Boston, Massachusetts to James M. “Bim” McCabe and Ruth S. “Toot” (Winslow) McCabe. She graduated from Girls’ Latin School in Boston and later became a registered nurse through the Concord Hospital School of Nursing in Concord, New Hampshire, and held degrees from the University of New Hampshire and Colby-Sawyer College. She retired after 20 years at the Baird Health and Counseling Center at Colby-Sawyer College.

Sheila resided in New London, New Hampshire for over 40 years and was an active member of St. Andrew’s Church. She was sharp-witted, caring, and a strong-minded, independent thinker.  She loved the ocean, boating, swimming, kayaking, walking, and other outdoor activities, was an avid card player, and spent many summers at her cottage in Newagen, Maine.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Donald J. Mitchell of New London; her children, Robert Soule and his wife Maura of Westwood, Massachusetts, Donald “DJ” Mitchell and his wife Carrie of Harrisonburg, Virginia, Peter Mitchell and his wife Denise of Newbury, New Hampshire, Julie Mitchell and her husband Keith Rendall of Wiscasset, Maine; her siblings, Leita McKenna and her husband Paul of Franklin, Massachusetts, and Sharon Currie and her husband Robert of Harwichport, Massachusetts; as well as 10 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

A graveside ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1 at the West Part Cemetery in New London. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alzheimer’s Association or to St. Andrew’s Church in New London.

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