Date of Birth November 17, 1925
Date Deceased October 25, 2022
Hometown Hornell
Home State N.Y.
Service Date November 7, 2022
Service Time 10 a.m.
Service Location St. Ann's Church
Interment Location St. Mary's Cemetery, Town of Fremont

Thomas Edward Sheedy

MONETA, VA/HORNELL- Thomas Edward Sheedy, 96, of Moneta, Virginia formerly of Hornell, passed away, Tuesday, (Oct. 25, 2022) at his daughter Patricia’s home in Roanoke, VA.

He was born in Dunkirk, NY on Nov. 17, 1925 to the late Edward C. Sheedy and Susan (Barnes) Sheedy.  He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Marilyn Ellis Sheedy and a daughter, Mary Lynch.

Tom was a World War II veteran serving with the U. S. Army. He lived most of his life in Hornell where he was a communicant of St. Ann’s Church and served as a city alderman for the Third Ward for 20 years. He retired from the New York State Electric and Gas Company (NYSEG) and in 2005, Tom moved to Smith Mountain Lake in Moneta, VA where he lived until his death.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joanne Llewellyn Sheedy; children, Kathleen Sheedy VandenBergh (Barry), Susan Sheedy Waligora (Mark), Thomas Sheedy (Michelle), Patricia Sheedy (Robert Atkinson), John Sheedy (Michelle); son-in-law, Greg Lynch; 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; sister, Ruth Valentine; many nieces and nephews; as well as his dog, Gypsy.

There will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to join his family at St. Ann’s Church, 31 Erie Ave., Hornell where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday (Nov. 7, 2022). Committal prayers and interment, with military honors, will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Town of Fremont.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory to the World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the church.

The Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home, 285 Main St., Hornell is honored to assist Tom’s family with the arrangements.

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  1. Mr. Sheedy was Chairman of the Planning Board when I was first hired by the City of Hornell in 1998. He was a wealth of institutional knowledge and extremely helpful to me during my career. I still have a box of documents he gave me when he retired that I occasionally use for reference. I always remember him to be professional and fair with anyone who came before the board. I am so sad to hear of his passing. My thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.

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