Ann Sheehy

Obituary of Ann Marie Sheehy


LATHAM - Ann Marie Sheehy, a loving sister, aunt, cousin and friend entered eternal life on Friday, April 19, 2024 at the Loudonville Assisted Living Residence following a long illness. Born on January 19, 1940 in Oneida, Ann Marie has resided in the Latham area since childhood.

Ann Marie graduated from Vincentian Institute in Albany in 1957. She continued her education by attending the Evening Division of Siena College while also working full-time, earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Management in 1978.

Ann Marie worked for the Town of Colonie for 36 years in various positions. She was the Executive Assistant to the Town Attorney for 15 years and was appointed as the Director of Community Development in 1978 until her retirement in 1999. Ann Marie also provided leadership to Town of Colonie community programs. She was a founding member of the Colonie Senior Service Centers, established in 1981, and served as the first president on the Board of Directors until 1994. Since it's inception, the Colonie Senior Service Centers has expanded its programs to seniors including transportation, meal programs, Bright Horizons Adult Day Care and affordable senior housing. In 1998, Sheehy Manor, a Town of Colonie 50-unit senior housing community, was named in honor of Ann Marie to recognize her leadership and dedication.

Ann Marie also volunteered for other community programs. She was a member of the Salvation Army Albany Area Advisory Board for 21 years, serving as chair on the program and nominating committees.

Ann Marie was the daughter of the late John K. Sheehy and Beatrice Hewitt Sheehy. She is survived by her sister, Jane Meehan and her cherished nieces and nephews: Marsha (Michael)Tierney, Patrick (Patricia) Meehan, Michael (Loren) Meehan, Charles (Christine) Meehan, Jane Meehan, Jamie Meehan, Patricia (Mark) Belair, Deborah (Robert) Hanor, Kathleen Sheehy-Bulriss, Shelly Sheehy, Daniel (Jeannette) Sheehy, Colleen (Charles) Tribley, Martin (Joann) Sheehy, Mary Lynn Sheehy, Matthew Sheehy, Robert (Julie) Sheehy, Meggan (Jack) Carey and Kristyn (Brian) Roberts. She is also survived by many great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents Ann Marie is predeceased by her brother John (Joan) Sheehy, brother-in-law Charles Meehan, nephews Christopher Meehan and Timothy Sheehy and great nephew Steven Sheehy. 

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to all the staff involved in Ann Marie's care at the Loudonville Assisted Living Residence in both the Memory Care Unit and the Enhanced Assisted Living Unit.

Ann Marie's greatest passion in life was traveling with her great circle of friends and family throughout the United States and abroad, especially Hawaii, her favorite place on earth. Ann Marie once said: "I had a sociology professor who said your life is like a sheet of paper, and everyone you meet leaves a mark. I feel so blessed that all the marks on my life sheet of paper are the colors of the rainbow. I want to thank all my family, friends and coworkers for their colorful marks on my life. All I ask is that you remember my loving you." The best advice she ever gave to us all was "Eat dessert first!".

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, April 23, 2023, at The Dufresne and Cavanaugh Funeral Home, 149 Old Loudon Road, Latham from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will take place on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 498 Watervliet Shaker Road, with Reverend Geoffrey Burke, celebrant. Interment and Rite of Committal will immediately follow the mass in the family plot of St. Mary's Cemetery, Waterford.

Contributions may be made in honor of Ann Marie to Colonie Senior Service Centers, Inc. at 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY 12205, or on-line at by clicking on Make a Gift. For further information or to leave a condolence message for the family, please visit

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Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home
149 Old Loudon Road
Latham, New York, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Our Lady Of The Assumption Church
498 Watervliet-Shaker Road
Latham, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

11:30 am
Wednesday, April 24, 2024
St. Mary's Cemetery
Middletown Road
Waterford, New York, United States
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