In Memory

Sheila Savage (Starratt)

Sheila Savage (Starratt)

Sheila passed away unexpectedly on March 31, 2021. She is survived by her husband Richard, daughter Christine, son Richard, and their families. Sheila attended Bridgewater State College, married Dick in 1968, then settled in Norton, MA where they raised their family. She worked in the Admissions Department at Wheaton College, retiring in 2007. At WHS she was often chosen to sing a solo in winter and spring concerts. Many classmates remember her sweet soprano as well as her sweet nature. Longtime friends Gail Fowler Troilo and Patti Flynn Ionelli note how much fun she was and treasure the hand-crafted cards she sent.

See this link for Sheila's  obituary.

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04/05/21 12:27 PM #1    

Claire Kroll (Fusaro)

Sheila was my dear, dear friend. Her home on School St. was my second home. Oh, the hours we spent together, the talks, the long walks and the fun we had. We were girls together!  Though we didn't see a lot of each other lately, we could always pick up where we left off. Rest in peace, my friend. My condolences go out to Dick, Christy, Rick and and their families. 

04/06/21 09:25 AM #2    

Ruth Abernathy (Peksens)

Sheila had such a sweet way about her. I didn't know her this way (maybe you did, Claire?), but I always suspected that there might be a bit of mischief behind that cute smile. I have always admired Sheila's singing voice; she had a unique trill in her vibrato that I loved and am sorry that I will never hear again. May she rest in peace.

04/06/21 12:54 PM #3    

Peter Meisenzahl


Sheila was a classmate of mine from the first grade at the Islington school thru high school graduation in 1962.

Sheila was a sweetheart who always had a pleasant way about her and always had a smile on her face . I remember her mother quite well and her brother Harry Aaron as well  .Rest in piece Sheila

04/10/21 11:42 AM #4    

Dianne Watson (Rankin)

I was so sad to hear about Sheila's passing. I,too, remember walks along School Street in Islington, that "other side of town." When I think of Sheila, I always picture her smiling. 

And I think I have even had a flash memory of a pajama party, as we called them then. More recently I have enjoyed seeing posts in Facebook from Patty and Gail about their fun adventures together.

My heart goes out to her family and close friends.She will be missed.

Dianne Watson Rankin

04/12/21 05:00 AM #5    

William F. Magaletta

This is horrible to me. I'm very sad to hear of it, but most deaths of people I've known horrify me - I don't know how to express that - the world we knew is gone. I feel bad also because Sheila tried to be friendly to me when we were kids, and I didn't reciprocate strongly enough.


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