Sheila Holly; active in Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Sheila P. Holly, a former parishioner of St. Louis and Transfiguration parishes in Pittsford, died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma on March 16, 2004, in Boca Raton, Fla.
Mrs. Holly and her husband, Terry, were leaders in Worldwide Marriage Encounter in the Diocese of Rochester and later represented the northeastern United States to the worldwide movement. At the request of then-Bishop Joseph Hogan, they addressed the National Catholic Conference of Bishops in 1978 on issues relating to marriage and family life.
The Hollys retired to DelRay Beach, Fla., where they became active members of St. Thomas More Church in Boynton Beach. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 13, 2004.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Holly is survived by their children, MaryJo Ball of Palmyra; Maureen (Larry) Crozier and Terry Jr. (Heidi) of Rochester; Maria (Bill) Ranney of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Tim (Mary Beth) of Orchard Park; and Tom (Anne) of Boca Raton; 21 grandchildren; her sister, Mary Marsar of Vermont; brother, Kenneth (Mary Pat) Phelon of Arizona; sister-in-law, Pamela (Richard) Clark of Boynton Beach; nieces, nephews and cousins; and her special four-legged companion, Shamus.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Assumption, 20 East Ave., Fairport, on Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at 7 p.m. followed by a reception in the parish hall.