It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved wife and mother, Sheila, who passed away suddenly on March 26th at the age of 55.
Sheila was born on April 19th in Pittsburgh, PA. Eventually moving to Fairport, NY, where she grew up and eventually met and married the love of her life, John. Together, they built a beautiful life filled with love, laughter, and countless precious memories.
As a mother, Sheila was a pillar of strength and a source of unwavering support for her children John and Dan. She dedicated herself fully to her family, always putting their needs before her own. Her love knew no bounds, and her kindness and generosity were boundless. In addition to being a devoted mother, Sheila was also a cherished wife and partner to her adoring husband. They were inseparable, and their love for one another was evident to all who knew them.
Sheila enjoyed cooking for her family and others. She loved entertaining and spending time with her family and friends. Sheila also volunteered at various organizations. She was employed at ULM’s Small Business Association as a Senior Marketing Consultant and formerly at CenturyLink.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Raymond and Hazel Holtz; maternal grandparents, Paul and Julia Bigley; father and mother-in-law, Jack and Margaret O’Leary and sister-in-law, Kimberly Holtz.
Sheila is survived by her husband, John William O’Leary, Jr.; sons, John O’Leary, III and Daniel O’Leary; parents, Raymond and Marie Holtz; sister, Holly (J.C.) Hammond; nephews, Jacob (godson) and Jackson Hammond; brother, Raymond Holtz, III (Alexandria); nieces, Nicole, Camryn, Noelle, and Kennedy Holtz and many other cherished family members and friends.
Sheila’s sudden passing has left a void in the lives of all who knew her. Her warmth, compassion, and selflessness will never be forgotten, and her legacy will live on through her family and all those she touched during her time with us.
We take comfort in knowing that Sheila is now at peace in God’s hands and reunited with loved ones who have passed before her. Rest in peace, Sheila, and thank you for all the love and joy you brought into our lives. You will be deeply missed.
A Memorial Service for Sheila Elizabeth O’Leary, 55, of Monroe, will be held at 10:00 A.M., on Friday, March 31, 2023 at Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Monroe, Louisiana.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ouachita Council on Aging.
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