Sheila Mary Theresa (Sullivan) Governor

Sheila Mary Theresa (Sullivan) Governor, 85 of Weymouth passed away peacefully on January 10, 2024. Daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Hayes) Sullivan, Sheila grew up in Dorchester and was a graduate of Jeremiah E. Burke School for Girls. She settled in Marshfield and managed a home child care business for many years before working at AAA Insurance company and retiring in 1999. 

Sheila was the Red Sox’ and Celtics’ biggest fan. She never missed a game and even celebrated Mother’s day and her birthday at Fenway Park the last two years.

Her greatest accomplishment was being a loving mother to her three children as well as a good friend to many. She valued time with her family and friends and was always there to lend a helping hand. She loved nature and animals, especially turtles and cats. 

Sheila leaves her beloved children Jill, Michael and his wife Kimberly, and Jim. She leaves many good friends, cousins and other family members including her cherished cat Danny Boy. She also leaves her grand-pets, JJ, Charlie, and Franklin.

A service will be held in May to celebrate Sheila’s life. Remembrances in Sheila’s memory may be made to the Pat Roche Hospice Home:


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  1. Joanne Collins Carley on January 12, 2024 at 11:31 am

    Jill, Michael and Jim
    There are so many memories I have of your mom, but whenever I see anything with a turtle in it I think of her. Your mom was the most loving, sweetest and kindest person to all. I just adored her. I remember when I turned she came by the house in Norwell with Johnny to bring my Christmas and Birthday gifts as Johnny was my Godfather, I was so excited to open them as I was heading to a social the next night and in the box was a gorgeous pink knit dress that fit me perfect! Although your mom was not my Godparent she took that role over happily and never ever forgot me. I remember the last time I saw her we all went out to lunch and she wore her beautiful smile as always. Thinking of you all. She truly was a great human being. She is with God now. Love you ..cousin Joanne

  2. Carroll on January 13, 2024 at 9:55 am

    Thinking of you at this time. Sheila was the best.

  3. Patrick Sean Sullivan on January 18, 2024 at 7:53 pm

    Love you Auntie

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