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Ann Sheils McCormick

Ann Sheils McCormick, 95, of Newtown died peacefully January 15 at Lockwood Lodge in Sandy Hook. Born in Manhattan on June 13, 1918, she was the sixth of nine children of Lauretta and Judge William J. Sheils, a former surrogate of Westchester County.

She grew up in New Rochelle, N.Y., and attended the Ursuline School, New Rochelle College, and the Katharine Gibbs School. 

She worked as an executive secretary for a Dutch import company, and in 1944 married John J. McCormick, also of New Rochelle. They raised their six children in Glen Rock, N.J.  

After her husband’s death, she moved to Greenwich in 1985, where she lived for ten years before moving to Walnut Tree Village in Sandy Hook. In December 2011, she moved to Lockwood Lodge.

Her six children, Sheila Culligan, and her husband, Dr Neil Culligan of Associated Neurologists in Danbury, who reside in Newtown, James McCormick of Madison, N.J., Lauretta McCormick of Greenwich, Celeste McGraw, and her husband Thomas, of Andover, Mass., John McCormick, and his wife Karen, of North Haledon, N.J., and Robert McCormick, and his wife Mary, of Oak Hill, Va.; 13 loving grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews throughout the country survive Mrs McCormick.

Her family wishes to thank the staff of Lockwood Lodge and Masonicare at Newtown for their loving and attentive care. 

A private funeral mass will take place Saturday, January 25, celebrated by her brother-in-law, Monsignor Robert F. McCormick, at the Catholic Chapel in the Convent of St Birgitta, 4 Runkenhage Road, Darien. She will be buried with her husband at Christ the King Cemetery in Franklin Lakes, N.J.

Honan Funeral Home, Newtown, is in charge of arrangements.

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