Sheila Joan Donahue of Williamsburg, Virginia passed away peacefully at Greenfield Senior Living on July 10, 2022.
Sheila was preceded in death by her parents, Patrick Augustine Donahue and Mary Emma Donahue of Mineral, IL; a brother, James David Donahue (Phyllis) of Magnolia, TX; and sister-in-law Dorothy (Tim).
Sheila is survived by sisters: Mary Patricia Wathen (Joe) Louisville, KY; Fidelma Ann Donahue of Williamsburg, VA; Frances Emilie DeFord (George) Lakewood, NJ. Surviving brothers are Joseph Edward Donahue (Linda) Princeton, IL; Timothy Patrick Donahue of Chicago, IL; Mark Anthony (RaeAnn) Freeport, IL.
Throughout her life, Sheila avidly followed the adventures of thirteen nieces and nephews and their children. Sheila was a 1974 graduate of Manlius High School. She completed her degree from Barat College, studied at Oxford University, England; and completed an MLS in Liberal Arts with Lake Forest College. Sheila had a long career in the pharmaceutical industry as an executive in regulatory compliance for Searle, Monsanto, and Astellas. Sheila’s independence, sense of responsibility and superior work ethic are respected by all who knew her. She is remembered affectionately for her generosity and her sarcastic humor will be missed.Send Flowers
Am saddened to hear of Sheila’s passing. We were work friends at Astellas and she had such a lively spirit. I was in HR and she worked just down the hall and I’d often stop by her office just to say hello, From time to time we worked on a compliance or HR issue and I knew I could count on her to help me with an issue. What I didn’t know was that she, too, was a graduate of Barat. My heart-felt sympathies to family and friends.