Sheila M. Tanguay of Nashua, NH

1956 - 2023


September 25, 2023
3:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.
Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex St., N. Chelmsford


September 25, 2023
7 P.M.
Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex St., N. Chelmsford

Sheila M. (Neville) Tanguay peacefully passed away on September 17, 2023, after a courageous battle with cancer over the past few months. She was 67 years old.

Born in Lowell, MA, on January 10, 1956, she was the daughter of the late John T. and Doris M. (Mullen) Neville. Sheila grew up in Chelmsford, MA and later in life became a long-time resident in the Pawtucketville area of Lowell, prior to moving to Nashua, NH.

She graduated from Chelmsford High School with the class of 1974 and worked for 20 years at Raytheon.

Sheila was kind-hearted, extremely funny and lived a life full of love and laughter, while making cherished memories with family and friends along the way. She was a very family-oriented person who loved to spend time entertaining, cooking and hosting occasional “game nights” for all who knew her to enjoy. She truly loved spending time at the beach and traveling to visit her New York relatives.

Sheila is survived by her beloved son, Kevin D. Gerrish and his wife MaryJo, of Nashua, NH, by her sister Sharon DeSisto of Chelmsford, MA and her sister Michaela “Micki” Thompson and her husband John, of Chelmsford MA and by her brother Brian Lis and his wife Linda of Chelmsford, MA, and by several nieces and nephews, especially closest to Jamie Lee Whitman of Hull, MA and Joseph A. Whitman, of Chelmsford, MA.


Calling hours Monday, September 25, 2023, at DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX STREET, N. CHELMSFORD, MA from 3:30pm-6:30pm with a Funeral Service at 7pm. Should friends desire, contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

5 Condolences for Sheila M. Tanguay of Nashua, NH

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    Marcus Pappas


    Dearest Sheila was a beautiful person. I knew her as a boy in Chelmsford. My first crush.❤️ We talked occasionally over the years but life sends people down different paths. I know she adored her son and all her family. Prayers for the family. I know God is laughing having that fiery redhead bye his side. Love you Sheila, but you know that.

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    Pauline Leblanc


    Dear Kevin,
    So sorry to learn of your Mom passing! She certainly was a fun loving woman. Unfortunately, I cannot be present for the wake, but will certainly hold you in prayer.
    Sr. Pauline Leblanc

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    Lynnda Ignacio


    Kevin; My deepest condolences to you and your family. I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll always remember your Mom as a fun loving person. God bless.
    Lynnda Ignacio

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    Joe Quinn


    I’m sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

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    Mary Sheridan


    I was saddened by the news that my cousin was so sick and passed away. Words can’t express what she meant to me. I came upon this song recently and its sentiment is so true!

    “I’ve heard it said
    That people come into our lives
    For a reason
    Bringing something we must learn
    And we are led to those
    Who help us most to grow if we let them
    And we help them in return
    Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true
    But I know I’m who I am today
    Because I knew you
    Like a comet pulled from orbit
    As it passes the sun
    Like a stream that meets a boulder
    Halfway through the wood
    Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better
    But because I knew you
    I have been changed for good
    It well may be
    That we will never meet again
    In this lifetime
    So, let me say before we part
    So much of me
    Is made of what I learned from you
    You’ll be with me
    Like a handprint on my heart
    And now whatever way our stories end
    I know you have rewritten mine
    By being my friend.”

    I Love you Sheila and will miss you so!

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