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Official Obituary of

Sheila Palen

March 30, 1945 ~ February 17, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Sheila Palen Obituary

Sheila J. Palen of  42 Wilson Lane died Saturday, February 17, 2024 at the Health Alliance Hospital, Mary's Ave., Kingston.   Born March 30, 1945 in Kingston she was the daughter of the late Edward and Kathryn Osterhoudt Gormley.  Sheila was employed for over 32 years as the Director of Environmental Services at the Ferncliff Nursing Home retiring in 2008.

     Predeceased  by her husband, Charles, survivors include a daughter, Deborah (Thomas) Florence of Saugerties and a son, William Palen of Saugerties.  Four grandchildren: Kayleigh (Clayton) Shocklee of Cairo, Maeghan Florence of Charlotte , Troy and Erica Florence both of Saugerties.  Five great grandchildren: Andrew, Brandon, Justin, Liam and CJ.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.  She was predeceased by two sisters: Sharon Fiore and Mary Ann Whalen.

     Her Funeral Procession will form 9:00 AM Thursday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc. Cor. of John & Lafayette Sts., Saugerties thence to Sacred Heart RC Church in Palenville where at 10:00 AM a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered.  Friends will be received Wednesday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM.  Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family on Sheila's Tribute Wall at

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February 21, 2024

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home Inc.
45 John St.
Saugerties, NY 12477

Funeral Mass
February 22, 2024

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church
710 NY-32A
Palenville, NY 12463


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