WATERVILLE: Shelia O. Williams, 83, of Osborne Ave., passed away Monday, January 20, 2020 at her home with her family by her side.
She was born December 29, 1936 in Utica, a daughter of William and Maryagnes (Dowd) O’Dowd and was a 1954 graduate of Waterville High School. On July 28, 1956, Shelia was united in marriage to Elisher J. Williams at St. Mary’s Church in Clinton. He predeceased her on June 21, 1991. Shelia was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She was a communicant of St. Bernard’s Church in Waterville and was the assistant coordinator of the Bereavement Committee. She belonged to the Women’s Club and she was also the coordinator of the Waterville Food Pantry for 16 years. She enjoyed reading, bowling and crafting.
Surviving are her children, Deborah (Randy) Bottoni of KS; David (Sherry) Williams of FL; James (Cheryl) Williams of MI; Thomas Williams of OH; Robert (Amy) Williams, MI; Mark (Crissy) Williams of SC; Jonathan Williams of KY; sister, Patricia Ireland of Waterville; 13 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Marjorie Stephens and Rosemary Porter; a brother, William O’Dowd; and a granddaughter, Marie Elisabeth Bottoni.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Bernard’s Church 199 Stafford Ave., Waterville on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 11am.
Interment will be in St. Bernard’s Cemetery in the spring.
Friends are invited to call at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 am.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Volunteers of America, Bunker Hill House, 11Girard St., Florence, KY 41042.
Sheila’s family sends a special “Thank you” to her niece, Maureen, and to Cindi and all the other women who cared so lovingly for her.