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Sheila M. Stavisky

March 11, 1949 — December 30, 2019

Sheila M. Stavisky

Sheila M. Stavisky, age 70, of Castile, NY and Norvelt, PA. passed away on Monday December 30, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born in Elmira, NY on March 11, 1949, a daughter to the late Terrence M. and Desailes M. (Brague) McConnell. She is preceded in death by a brother James McConnell who passed away in 2007.

Sheila was a 1967 graduate of North Penn High School in Blossburg, PA., and graduated in 1970 from Mansfield University with a Bachelors of Science in Education. She was a special education teacher of early childhood Education through Jr. High. Sheila worked for several school districts in Pennsylvania including Wellsboro School District in Wellsboro, Tunkhannock Area School District in Tunkhannock and Greensburg-Salem School District in Greensburg where she was very proud of serving as a writing coach. She retired from Greensburg-Salem in 2006.

Sheila was a member of the Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church in Greensburg and attended St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Warsaw. She was an active member of the Perry Garden Club where she was past treasurer and the Greater Latrobe Art Conservation Trust in Latrobe, PA. Sheila enjoyed cooking, entertaining, home décor especially during the holidays, arts and crafts. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, or just quiet days at the lake with Bill.

She is survived by her husband whom she married on August 28, 1971 Dr. William D. Stavisky, daughter: Bethanie (Kevin) Swartz of Victor, son: Dan (Gina) Stavisky of Orchard Park, 5 grandchildren: John, Allison, Clare, Elyse and Graham. sister-in-law: Sarah (Martin) Fry of Coudersport, PA., and brother-in-law: Dan (Mary) Stavisky of Port Allegany, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8pm on Friday January 3rd at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. in Perry. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church 171 N. Main St. in Warsaw at 10am.
She will be laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Warsaw.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Perry Garden Club C/O Sue Marinaccio 65Water St. Perry, New York 14530, Cancer Wellness Connections 7 Brickston Dr. Pittsford, NY 14534 or to the Art Conservation Trust Greater Latrobe School District 131 High School Rd. Latrobe, PA. 15650. For more information please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street, Perry, New York 14530.

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Past Services

Visitation

Friday, January 3, 2020

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC.

98 North Main Street, Perry, NY 14530

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

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Burial

St. Michael's Cemetery (Warsaw)

, Warsaw, NY 14569

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