In memory of
Adrienne Alice Sheldon
Adrienne Alice Sheldon, 68, of Pawcatuck, passed away at her home on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. Born on Dec. 26, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Walter F. Sr. and Angelina (Viterito) Sheldon. Adrienne was a dedicated employee and worked from the day she was 18 until she passed. She graduated from Stonington High School in 1966 and went on to become a hairdresser for ten years, owning her own shop with former partner Donna Tanner. She then started her employment with Bradford Dyeing Association (BDA) as an inspector/supervisor, until her retirement. While working for BDA, she also enjoyed working part-time at Midway Pizza. She was the continuity at Midway Pizza having worked there for 3 different owners and always greeting everyone who came in with a smile and warm conversation and witty comments, all in fun! She displayed work ethic and dedication at every company where she was employed. When she wasn't working, she loved to play shuffle board, enjoyed a trip to either the Newport Playhouse or the Granite Theater to watch a play along with just having dinner and sharing time with her friends, immediate family and her nephews. Adrienne also spent her free time traveling to fun places such as Cancun, Italy and Mexico. In the local area, she attended the YMCA, the Westerly Senior Center and was a member of the Calabrese Club. She was a beautiful person on the inside and out and will be dearly missed by all those who knew her and loved her. She is survived by her brother Walter F. Sheldon, Jr. and his wife Gail; niece Lynette Duffell and her husband Brian; nephews Chase Duffell and Dylan Duffell who was also her godson, an honor and responsibility she accepted with pride; cousins Marsha Whewell and husband Allen, Donna Chiaradio, Linda Algiere and husband Tom, David Chiaradio and wife Sue, Rose Alice Macaione, Rita Sheldon, Malcolm Sheldon, Donald Sheldon, along with several cousins and numerous friends. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Joe Iorlano and his wife Jen and the staff of Midway Pizza for being her extended family to Adrienne during her years there. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at 10 a.m., at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Westerly, R.I. Family and friends are welcome to gather the morning of the funeral at Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home, 121 Main St., Westerly, R.I., from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. prior to attending the mass. Burial will follow at River Bend Cemetery, Westerly, R.I. Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donor's choice. For online condolences, please visit www.buckler-johnston.com
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